COVID-19 testing

Summit County Health Department

  Free rapid antigen testing will be offered for three days this month in Park City. It’s a combined effort with the Utah Dept. of Health of Test Utah.

A mobile test site will be set up on Tuesday after the Presidents Day holiday from noon to 7 pm at Park City High School. Park City School District Chief Operations Officer Mike Tanner says this test site has been used before and has received good participation which makes it a good location for testing, given the area’s high transmission rate of COVID-19. 

Intermountain and U of U Health offer saliva-based testing indoors at two Park City locations: Park City Hospital’s Blair Education Center and the U of U Health Redstone Center. Patients who need a COVID-19 test should call first to either the Intermountain Healthcare’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-844-442-5224 or the U of U Health COVID-19 hotline at 801-587-0712 or 1-844-745-9325 or visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/ to make an appointment.  

The Park City COVID-19 testing location is moving indoors Tuesday to prepare for the cold weather. 

 

Since May, Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah have been working together to test patients at the Intermountain Park City Hospital.  Those tests have been administered at drive-in clinics in the parking lot.

 

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare is moving away from the dreaded nasal swab COVID-19 test and transitioning to a saliva-based test at all of its sites in Utah. 

Intermountain will collect samples from patients over the age of six. And facilities will still offer the nasal swab for children five years and younger and for people who can’t produce enough saliva.

Brandon Webb is an infectious disease physician for Intermountain. At a community update last week, he said other than the way the sample is collected, the test will stay the same.