COVID-19 Testing

nasal swab

Knox Community Hospital
Main Laboratory
1330 Coshocton Ave.
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm: See available schedule times below.

Our testing is:

Performed without a doctor's order and does not include PCR testing for travel arrangements.

Cost – Your insurance will be billed.

For Ohio residents, age 18 or older, unless with parental consent.

We ask that all people coming to the testing site wear a mask.

At the check-in area, all patients and visitors will be screened for fever or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

The test results will be available within 2-5 days through the KCH Patient Portal. If you do not have an account, you can request access to the patient portal here.

How to Read Your Test Results

  • Detected = COVID-19 Positive
  • Not Detected = COVID-19 Negative

If you test positive, take steps to prevent others from getting sick.

If you test negative, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. Continue to take steps to protect yourself.

Schedule Below

Viral testing is performed using samples from the respiratory system to determine whether infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is present. Viral tests are recommended to diagnose acute (active) infection of both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

  • A nasopharyngeal swab will be collected for this test. No fasting or dietary restrictions are required.
  • Testing is provided by Knox Community Hospital staff at our Main Laboratory located at 1330 Coshocton Avenue in Mount Vernon.
  • The collection of specimens takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Please be patient as we work to quickly process everyone through our facility with appropriate social distancing and precautions.

Receiving COVID-19 Test Results

Results will be available electronically within 2-4 days if you have successfully set up a Patient Portal account on our website. Be sure that you have activated your portal account through the email entitled 'Activate Your Patient Account Now from Knox Community Hospital'. If you do not have a patient portal, you can request results be sent to you by mail.