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August 14, 2020

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BVHS encourages contacting primary care provider for covid-19 testing

Bluffton Hospital is a testing site

Blanchard Valley Health System is encouraging patients to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider (PCP) if they are symptomatic for COVID-19.

A PCP will determine if a COVID-19 test is needed and will place an order for testing at Bluffton Hospital or Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing. 

To receive testing at Physicians Plus Urgent Care, or through either of our emergency departments, patients must first be evaluated by a provider. A determination will be made if a COVID-19 test is required.

Testing can be completed on-site. All other patients who require urgent care or emergency services are encouraged to address their healthcare needs. BVHS is taking all precautions to keep patients safe and abiding by all state and federal guidelines to offer a clean environment.

Workplaces requiring testing should collaborate with the associate’s primary care physician to determine whether the individual requires COVID-19 testing. The PCP will determine if testing is necessary. 

If you do not have a primary care provider, please call the Blanchard Valley Medical Practices’ physician referral line, 419.422.APPT or visit bvmp.org.

BVHS continues to remain aligned with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health. For additional guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, BVHS continues to update information that can be found at bvhealthsystem.org under the COVID-19 tab.