Drive-thru coronavirus testing coming to Hemet

Drive-thru coronavirus testing coming to Hemet

Hemet Global Medical Center will begin limited drive-thru testing for the novel coronavirus Tuesday, March 31.

The center, 1117 E. Devonshire Ave., in Hemet, will be by appointment only.

To make an appointment call 951-765-4757 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only patients with a valid doctor’s order or symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing should make an appointment.

The testing entrance is off of North Weston Place between East Devonshire Avenue and East Date Street.


Riverside County’s 1st Private Drive-Through Covid-19 Test Site Opens at Hemet Global Medical Center

Riverside County’s first private drive-thru testing center for COVID-19 opened in Hemet on Tuesday.

The testing site, which is operated by Hemet Global Medical Center, will be available to referred patients, those experiencing severe symptoms or elderly patients, who considered most at risk for the virus.

For those in the Hemet or San Jacinto area, other public testing sites across the Inland Empire may be too far to travel to, which is why officials opened this one.

“We still have a very large senior population. For them to have to travel an hour, an hour and a half, away from the valley is difficult for them, especially now with having all the social distancing issues and so forth that are enacted. We want to try to mitigate some of those issues for those folks,” said Hemet Global’s Keith Garrison.

The process takes about 10 minutes, and test results are typically available within two to three days. Appointments can be made by calling (951) 765-4757. The program is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. to noon.