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Franciscan Health updates its COVID-19 drive-thru testing hours
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Franciscan Health updates its COVID-19 drive-thru testing hours

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Franciscan Health updates its COVID-19 drive-thru testing hours

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If you're looking to get tested for coronavirus, take note that Franciscan Health has updated its testing hours for COVID-19 at its Hammond, Dyer and Munster hospitals.

Franciscan Health Munster offers drive-thru testing to those with doctor's orders. Franciscan Health Dyer and Hammond also offer coronavirus testing to patients inside the hospital.

Franciscan Health Hammond at 5454 Hohman Ave. will now have COVID-19 testing between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In central Lake County, Franciscan Health Dyer at 24 Joliet St. offers coronavirus testing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Going forward, Franciscan Health Munster at 701 Superior Drive will be open for scheduled appointments between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and then from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be closed for lunch from 12 until 1 p.m. daily. The hospital just off Calumet Avenue in Munster will take unscheduled walk-in patients with no appointment from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The tests take place in trailers outside the emergency room. Anyone who does not have an appointment must have a doctor's order for a COVID-19 test. 

To schedule an appointment at the Franciscan Health Munster hospital, call 219-836-5800, Ext. 62004 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

People also can perform free online COVID-19 self-assessments about whether they need the test at www.franciscanhealth.org/covidaware.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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