LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Kroger Health are opening a free COVID-19 testing site at Mott Community College in Flint to improve access to testing in Genesee County.
The testing location is moving from Grand Blanc High School to the college in Flint.
The new location will open Friday, June 12, in Mott Community College Parking Lot S at Robert T. Longway Boulevard and Horrigan Drive.
Hours will be noon-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays.
The new site – operated by the healthcare arm of Kroger – will offer drive-thru and walk-up testing.
There are no restrictions on testing, so community members are not required to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested.
“As we reopen Michigan it is critically important to have robust access to testing around the state to understand where the disease is and prevent spread,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health. “We must be responsive to community needs and provide testing where it’s most needed. Kroger has been a valuable partner in our efforts, and we also thank Mott Community College for assisting.”
“We must continue to be proactive in our fight against this deadly virus,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “We are so appreciative of all the partners coming together to provide this testing opportunity in our community. Testing and teamwork are important tools we will continue to utilize to combat the spread of COVID-19.”
Those who choose to have a drive-thru test should have their photo ID ready and leave their windows rolled up for check-in.