As a reminder, patients over 65 years of age are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at IHA & St. Joe’s Medical Group. We unfortunately have not received enough supply to immediately offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible patients. We are contacting eligible IHA & St. Joe’s Medical Group patients to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments. We are first contacting eligible primary care patients, followed by specialty patients, using a lottery system. Patients without MyChart will be contacted by phone. We encourage you to sign up for MyChart as it will be the quickest way to schedule your vaccine once you have been contacted to do so. For updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit ihacares.com/covid19vaccine. Thank you for your patience!
With our practices now open, and as we continue our journey through this new normal, patient safety remains our top priority. Our primary concerns are your safety and addressing your medical needs. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. Thank you for your understanding as we take unique measures to keep all of our IHA patients healthy!
While the coronavirus is still in our communities and cases are on the rise, IHA continues to be among the safest places in healthcare. We want to assure you that IHA is well prepared to address this virus. Our primary concerns are your safety and addressing your medical needs. You should feel confident we're keeping your family, our staff, and our communities safe. Don't delay getting the care you need.
Testing is currently open to patients who in the last 48 hours had one of the following symptoms:
OR who, in the last 48 hours, had two of the following symptoms:
During this pandemic, feeling sick can be scary. If you have symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath, it is important to get tested for COVID-19. You should always contact your doctor with questions or concerns, but having test results will help with their recommendations for your care.
IHA offers convenient drive-up COVID-19 testing for new and established patients. We offer both PCR and Rapid tests. Your provider will determine which test is best for you based on your symptoms. Rapid testing is not always recommended. Do not go to your local IHA Urgent Care or emergency department for COVID-19 testing.
Patients in need of a COVID-19 test, please be aware:
1. You must have an appointment. Save Your Spot at one of our COVID-19 testing locations below.
2. Testing is being prioritized for symptomatic patients and patients who have had a high-risk exposure in the past 5 to 7 days. We are able to offer rapid testing to patients who need it to return to school or work, or for travel requirements.
3. COVID-19 test results usually take 24 to 72 hours to return.
4. If you are unable to find a testing time at our sites, please visit Michigan.gov to find an alternate testing location.
If you were tested due to having one or more COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to someone that tested positive for COVID-19, you are required to quarantine at home until you get your test results.
Your COVID-19 test results will be delivered to your Trinity Health MyChart patient portal as soon as they are available. Please note that current results can take up to five days. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will get a call from a provider.
We are asking that patients refrain from calling our offices regarding test results until at least five days after your test.
If your child is experiencing any symptom of COVID-19 and you think they need to be seen or tested, call your IHA Pediatrics practice or schedule a "COVID Symptom Visit / Testing" appointment online. We recommend that pediatric patients are seen by their pediatricians and tested in the office.
We know this is a stressful time for many of our obstetrics and gynecology patients, especially those who are pregnant. As always, if you have any questions please call your IHA Obstetrics & Gynecology practice for more information.
There is a great deal of research going into finding an accurate antibody test to help determine whether a person has had COVID-19, and whether or not this will make them immune to future COVID-19 infections. These tests are now becoming available, but it is unclear if and when these antibody tests will be clinically helpful.