Screening and Testing




 

Think you may have COVID-19?

Testing at a Spectrum Health Lakeland facility requires a doctor's order prior to making an appointment and is reserved for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

NOTE: COVID-19 testing in the emergency department and walk-in clinics will only be ordered for patients who are symptomatic. Our emergency departments and walk-in clinics continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times. Care in the emergency department is prioritized by severity of condition.

Follow the steps below to be tested for COVID-19 at Lakeland. For additional testing sites in Berrien County, click here.

1. Contact your provider for a doctor's order or visit a Lakeland walk-in clinic
If you are symptomatic and in need of a COVID-19 test, contact your local Southwest Michigan primary care provider first to obtain a doctor’s order. 

If you do not have a provider, COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic patients at all three of Lakeland’s walk-in clinics (Niles, Stevensville, and Watervliet). An appointment is not needed for these locations and results will post to your MyChart account within 24 to 48 hours.

Rapid testing is reserved for patients who may need monoclonal antibody treatment, are a candidate for the COVID-19 at home program, or who may have very severe symptoms making a diagnosis and treatment a high priority. All COVID-19 tests will continue to be billed to a patient’s insurance if available. For more information about walk-in clinic locations and hours, click here.

2. Schedule a COVID-19 test
Once you have a doctor's order for a COVID-19 test, you can self-schedule your appointment online through Lakeland MyChart. You may also use the scheduling line at 269.927.5100 to speak with someone directly (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). This phone number also schedules COVID-19 testing for pre-screening prior to a procedure or surgery.

Your specimen collection appointment will take place at one of the following locations: Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph, Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles Hospital, or Spectrum Health Lakeland Watervliet Hospital.  

3. COVID-19 test results 
If you completed your COVID-19 test at a Lakeland location, you can obtain your test results through Lakeland MyChart by visiting spectrumhealthlakeland.org/mychart. Your results will post to your MyChart account within 24 to 48 hours. (Note: If your employer required you to obtain this test, you should contact your employer for results.)





 

 

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