COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Your health and safety are our top priorities. Learn more about our COVID-19 evaluation and testing and our commitment to providing great care while maintaining the safest environment possible.

COVID-19 Evaluation and Testing

COVID-19 Evaluation and Testing

COVID-19 Evaluation and Testing

Lima Memorial COVID-19 Care and Testing

Lima Memorial serves as a key resource for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Common symptoms include:

Fever | Chills | Cough | Shortness of breath | Difficulty breathing | Fatigue | Muscle or body aches | Headache | New loss of taste or smell | Sore throat | Congestion | Runny nose | Nausea | Vomiting | Diarrhea

If you are experiencing any of the above COVID-19 symptoms, call one of Lima Memorial Physicians' ten primary care practices or 877-DOC-LMPC for a telehealth visit and recommended COVID-19 testing at one of our eight regional COVID-19 testing sites.

A provider’s order is required for testing at all eight locations.

No Appointed Required

Lima Memorial | Main Campus
Corner of Dewey and Hill Street
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

Upon arrival to the drive-thru testing site, individuals will be guided to park in a designated location and remain in their car. After completing a simple telephone registration process, individuals will be directed to the nearby COVID-19 testing station to have a sample collected.

Appointment Required

Lima Memorial Family Healthcare
419-224-4646
375 North Eastown Road, Suite C, Lima

Northland Family Practice
419-998-8265
240 West Northern Avenue, Suite 3, Lima

Ada Life Family Practice
419-634-2015
520 West Lincoln Avenue, Ada

Lincoln Family Practice
419-738-5151
1251 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 1, Wapakoneta

Putnam County Family Care
419-523-9632
102 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa

Indian Lake Family Care
937-842-2318
322 East Main Street, Russels Point

Kenton Medical Center
419-675-0668
1211 East Columbus Street, Kenton

If you do not have a primary care provider or you would like to establish your care with a provider with Lima Memorial Physicians, please call 877-DOC-LMPC.

If your symptoms are severe, please call 911, or visit Lima Memorial’s Emergency Center.

COVID-19 Testing

Lima Memorial offers PCR molecular testing, the gold standard for detecting the COVID-19 virus. Testing is offered to symptomatic patients, preoperative procedure patients, hospitalized patients at all local hospitals, healthcare workers, patients in long-term care facilities and first responders, among others. We continue to adhere to the CDC guidelines for priority testing.

Having this highly accurate testing available locally significantly reduces the wait time for patients to receive their results. COVID-19 results are typically available to your provider within 24 - 72 hours allowing patients to benefit from swift and proper treatment.

Click here, to learn how Lima Memorial partnered with Ohio Northern University to bring PCR molecular testing to the greater Lima Region.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Lima Memorial leads the way for our community in testing capabilities related to COVID-19. We now offer antibody testing for COVID-19 (SARS Coronavirus 2 IgG Antibody testing). This testing capability is the next fundamental step in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is COVID-19 antibody testing?

The COVID-19 antibody testing is used to identify the presence of an immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

What are the benefits to antibody testing?

SARS-Cov-2 is a novel virus. The hope with antibody testing is that the test will help health officials better understand how widespread the virus is. It also allows them to identify which personal characteristics and environmental factors appear to play a role in how severely the virus affects particular groups of people or populations. It may also be helpful, even reassuring, for people to know if they have been infected and are now possibly immune.

How is this antibody test taken?

The test requires a blood sample, which can be taken as a normal outpatient lab draw at Lima Memorial Outpatient Laboratory, 1001 Bellefontaine Avenue, Lima, OH 45804. 

How do I know if I am a candidate for the test?

The test is recommended for individuals who are at least 10 days post-symptom onset or have had exposure to individuals with confirmed COVID-19. It is not a test used to diagnose active or recent infection.

If my antibody test is positive, can I donate blood or plasma?

Another benefit of antibody testing is being able to identify candidates who could donate plasma that could be used to treat others with more severe illness. The American Red Cross is currently working hard to determine the process for donation of plasma. Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.

Will my insurance / Medicare / Medicaid cover the cost of this test?

This test is covered by most insurances with a physician’s order.

Is there a self-pay option for the test?

The antibody test is also available without a physician’s order for those who have no past medical history of COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath or fever, for a self-pay cost of just $55 with a credit or debit card. Direct testing is available only at Lincoln Medical Center 1251 Lincoln Avenue, Suite. 4, Wapakoneta, OH 45895.

Where was this COVID-19 antibody test developed/manufactured?

The IgG antibody test, also called a serology test, is available through Lima Memorial Health System’s Laboratory and is considered highly reliable.

If antibodies are detected, am I immune to COVID-19?

Because this is a novel virus, there is no definite proof that the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 guarantees immunity to subsequent infection by this virus in humans. Whatever the result, individuals should continue to follow public health guidance for physical distancing and other precautionary measures during the pandemic.

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