COVID Testing Hotline
If you need to cancel, reschedule, or talk to Michigan Medicine about your appointment, please call the Michigan Medicine hotline or your physician’s office.
HVA COVID Testing Site
Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) has partnered with Michigan Medicine as a COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration site. Michigan Medicine is using HVA’s State Street headquarters to conduct COVID-19 testing for patients with an impending scheduled surgery, procedure, or hospital admission.
Additionally, If you do not live near a Michigan Medicine COVID testing site and cannot have your COVID testing done at Michigan Medicine, you can decide to have your testing done at an independent testing site, such as Huron Valley Ambulance in Ann Arbor. Please discuss your testing location with your Michigan Medicine care team when they call to arrange pre-procedure or pre-admission COVID testing.
As you enter the HVA parking lot, turn right and follow the testing signage. You will pull through an open gated area and outside of the garage. Testing takes place in the garage and then you will pull through and exit the gated area after testing is complete. As you leave, pull around to the first driveway on your right and turn right (Plaza Drive) and follow that to the stop sign (Airport Drive) and turn left to get back to State Street.
About Viral Diagnostic Testing
Viral Diagnostic Testing (RT-PCR/Antigen) – This type of testing involves inserting a 6-inch long swab into the cavity between the nose and mouth (nasopharyngeal swab) for 15 seconds and rotating the swab several times. The swabbing is then repeated on the other side of the nose to make sure enough material is collected. The swab is then inserted into a container and sent to a lab for testing to determine if the virus is currently present within sample, which would diagnose the patient with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Some point-of-care tests, meaning results may be available at the testing site in less than an hour. Other tests must be sent to a laboratory to analyze, a process that takes 1-2 days once received from the lab.