COVID-19 Information

Cherry Health Offering COVID-19 Testing

Please call the COVID-19 Hotline at (616) 965-8347, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing or for more information about COVID-19 testing.

Cherry Health COVID-19 testing location:
201 Sheldon Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(You can only enter the testing location by taking La Grave Ave. SE to Maple St. SE which will then turn into Sheldon Blvd. SE.  You will see large tents outside of a brick building when you approach the testing line, please pull up to the metal barrier in front of the first tent and someone will come out to verify your information.)

Testing Hours: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please contact your doctor with any questions about COVID-19 treatments or therapies before taking or starting any medications or treatments. For frequently asked COVID-19 questions and answers, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s FAQ page here.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 is caused by a new respiratory virus. In December 2019, the virus began circulating in humans. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia. Reported illnesses thus far have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.

All staff at all sites are taking additional precautions to reduce the risk to our patients and staff.

Please call your health center first to determine if you need to be seen. Some visits may be provided through telehealth services. For contact information, visit our Locations page.

Symptoms: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Prevention is KEY and Cherry Health is working to limit the spread of illness through:

  • Continuous, thorough cleaning and sanitizing of exam rooms, lobbies and frequently touched surfaces at all facilities.
  • Making masks available for patient use, hand sanitizer and tissues available in all waiting areas.
  • All Cherry Health locations are conducting daily screenings of patients and staff for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a building.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Everyone can help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, maintaining a safe social distance of 6 feet from others, wearing a face covering in public spaces, and covering coughs and sneezes.

HEALTH CENTERS WITH A CHANGE IN HOURS OF OPERATION:

Barry Community Health Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Mon – Thur, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The health center can be reached at: 269.945.4220

Burton Health Center: Mon, Tues, & Thur, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Temporarily closed
The health center can be reached at: 616.247.3638

Cedar Springs School Health Center: Tue, Wed, & Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The health center can be reached at: 616.696.3470

Cherry Street Health Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The health center can be reached at: 616.235.7272

Eaton Community Health Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The health center can be reached at: 517.541.0992

Ferguson Dental Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm (Includes emergency walk-ins)
The dental center can be reached at: 616.776.2340

Heart of the City Health Center:

  • HOTC Pharmacy: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The pharmacy is offering curbside pick-up, you can text or call 616-965-8278 once you have arrived for pick-up on a prescription that has been filled. Mailing options for prescriptions are also available for those who cannot pick up prescriptions in person.
  • HOTC Adult Medicine: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • HOTC Pediatrics: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • HOTC Counseling: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ask about our telehealth options)
  • HOTC Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 4:30 pm; Sat 9 am – Noon
  • HOTC Vision: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm (By appointment – please call 616.776.2135  to schedule an appointment)

The health center can be reached at: 616.965.8200

Montcalm Area Health Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Vision services: Mondays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (By appointment only)
The health center can be reached at: 616.225.9650

Muskegon Recovery Center: Mon – Fri, 6:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sat, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The center can be reached at: 231.767.1921

Southside Heath Center: Mon – Fri, 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The center can be reached at: 616.965.8390

Wyoming Community Health Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Vision services are temporarily closed
The health center can be reached at: 616.965.8333

Westside Health Center: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dental Services & Emergency Walk-In Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The health center can be reached at: 616.235.1480

LOCATIONS AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED:

Belknap Commons Dental Center
Innovation Central High School Health Center
Lakeside Clubhouse
Ottawa Hills High School Health Center
Sheldon Clubhouse
Union High School Health Center

MDHHS Coronavirus Hotline

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched a public hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions. The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.

Medicaid Beneficiaries Won’t Lose Coverage During State of Emergency:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is suspending program coverage closures for all Medicaid programs beginning March 16, 2020. This includes This temporary suspension of closures applies to Medicaid, MIChild, Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP). To read the full bulletin click here.

Coronavirus FAQs

For the latest developments, prevention tips and risk factors, please visit the following pages on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website:

Additional Resources

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Click the Donate Online button below or text COVID to 50155 to help fund Cherry Health’s critical services as we adapt to the new reality of access to health care. Please give as you are able.

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COVID-19 PPE & Supply Donations

Click the Donate Supplies button below for more information on what items are needed and how to schedule a time to donate.

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