HCHF sponsors COVID-19 testing in Highlands and Cashiers

The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation (HCHF) is sponsoring two pilot COVID-19 testing initiatives on the Plateau.

The format will be drive-through, pre-scheduled appointments on the following dates: June 6, in Cashiers; and June 13, in Highlands. 

Participants need to call 828.506.6907 to initiate registration.

To expedite the drive-through testing process, pre-registration is required, and no unscheduled “walk-ins” can be accepted.

Each interested participant will be called back (after initiating the registration phone call) to schedule a time, and provide required health history, insurance, and ID information. Uninsured and self-pay participants are eligible for this testing initiative. Confidential results will be provided directly to participants by phone.

HCHF’s mission is to improve health and well-being of Highlands, Cashiers and surrounding communities. 

“With the unprecedented dynamics of COVID -19 we are trying to do everything we can to help our communities be safe and healthy through these unusual times,” said Robin Tindall, Foundation CEO and Executive Director. “After conversations with area healthcare professionals and in the interest of supporting NCDHHS guidelines for who should be tested, the Foundation decided to move forward with this pilot testing initiative.”

The tests will be administered by Mountain Park Urgent Care (MPUC), Sylva, NC in full compliance with CDC, FDA, and NCDHHS guidelines.  

The County Health Departments are provided COVID-19 test reports as required by NCDHHS.

Everyone please note a COVID-19 test is a one-time indicator. Frequent hand washing, covering your face, and social distancing at least six feet apart are also important to protect yourself and others and to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

For questions and further information please call the Foundation office: 828.482.6510.

About Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation

The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation was established on February 1, 2019 as a 501 (c) 3 public charity with a purpose to improve the health and wellbeing of Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding communities. The Foundation also includes collaborative partnerships that serve the health and wellbeing of all people in western North Carolina, with particular emphasis on Macon, Jackson, Swain, Graham, Clay and Cherokee Counties. For more information please visit the website: www.hchealthfnd.org or call 828.482.6510.

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