Community testing for COVID-19 is available in Ottawa County at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. Testing is for those who have symptoms and have an order from a medical professional. Testing can be done via drive through without entering the hospital.
If you have questions about testing, the Magruder Hospital COVID-19 hotline number is 419-301-4304. When you call, a nurse will screen you for symptoms and provide a recommendation to you. It is very important that you call this number before reporting to the hospital.
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help you make decisions about seeking medical care or testing.
Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. They may not need to be tested.
There is no treatment specifically approved for people who have COVID-19.
If you develop any of the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. The signs include: Trouble breathing; Persistent pain or pressure in the chest; New confusion or inability to arouse; Bluish lips or face. This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives. If you have a medical emergency, call 911.