Southern Kentucky Primary Care Clinic in Russellville is now offering COVID-19 testing.

The testing will be taken by appointment only. Designated clinic employees will come out to your vehicle to implement the test. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. but stops testing after 2:30 p.m. due to a 3 p.m. pickup.

When you call for an appointment, you will be asked about your health history, as well as demographic, and insurance information. This is not a free testing site.

"We noticed in our surrounding counties there were testing sites but none in Logan County," said Janie Davis, APRN at Southern Kentucky Primary Care. "Our sister clinic in Elkton (Henry Bell clinic) has been testing as well, but there was no designated clinic in Logan County."

The Russellville clinic began testing Monday, May 11th but didn't publicize it because of wanting to stay low key until the kinks were worked out. The clinic took calls from the health department and word of mouth, averaging around 10 tests a day.

The clinic will administer the nasal (or nasopharyngeal) swab test, which will require a long Q-tip-like swab to be placed into one or both nostrils to collect a sample. The process is described as being slightly uncomfortable but not painful. Results can take between 48-72 hours to come back.

"We wanted to help our community," said Davis on the reasoning behind
seeking out approval for testing. We know the number of cases are climbing in Logan County and we feel it is important to offer this service to those in our community so they don't have to travel elsewhere to be tested."

The Southern Kentucky Primary Care Clinic, which opened in 2018, offers a wide variety of medical services to those who are either searching for a physician or are needing to drop by for an illness requiring attention.

Southern Kentucky Primary Care is located at 101 West Second Street, Russellville. The number is 270-726-2602.

The Bell Clinic is located at 105 Elk Fork Road, Elkton. The number is 270-265-2574.