Covid-19 Beta Testing in Friday Harbor
Living Medical Arts PLLC, in Friday Harbor, Washington, has been selected by LabCorp as one of three nation-wide sites to pilot a unique COVID-19 testing program. LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care.
Dr. Mandy Gulla and staff have been working closely with LabCorp for several months to develop the protocol. She reports, “We are excited to be a participant in this beta program. The potential for use within schools is enormous as it allows easier access to testing prior to beginning in-person classes! Our experience will help further develop this program in hopes of it reaching other small clinics, like ours, across the nation..”
As we all know, access to COVID-19 testing is one important step to containing the virus and giving us all peace of mind. This program has the potential to provide a safe learning experience for students and staff everywhere. In addition, patients would be able to stay at home when they are sick and do a COVID-19 swab test. This eliminates exposure to other people outside their home, and potentially prevents the spread of the virus.
“One of the reasons we were selected to participate in this program was because of our strong commitment to providing COVID-19 testing to our community. We have done so since the beginning of this pandemic and will continue to offer COVID-19 testing,” remarks Dr. Gulla.
Living Medical Arts is a multi-disciplinary clinic delivering naturopathic medicine, physical medicine and integrative care, serving the San Juan Islands and other communities for over 10 years.