Screening and testing employees for COVID-19

1. Daily screening prior to work

Employee Screening in Effect at Chandler Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital & Campus-Based Ambulatory Clinics

Employees are now being screened before entering Good Samaritan Hospital, Chandler Hospital and campus-based ambulatory practices.

To ensure we are able to screen all employees entering our facilities, access is limited and employees must use designated entrances. Please read the linked instructions below. You will need to complete a survey every morning before proceeding to work.

Please complete the prescreen no more than four (4) hours prior to the start of your shift and only if you are working at one of the locations where screening has been initiated.

Employee screening will be expanded to additional ambulatory sites in phases the week of April 6.

2. Drive-thru testing for symptomatic employees

We are prioritizing testing for employees so that you can receive the care you need as well as minimize the spread of the virus to our patients and other employees.

Contact your supervisor and click on the survey link below to complete the screening survey if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 that includes a new cough plus any of the following:

  • Fever
  • New shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat

If you are currently experiencing severe symptoms, please go to your closest ED for evaluation and do not complete this survey for drive-thru testing.

Drive-Thru Screening Survey


Once you complete the survey, these steps will follow:

  • A screener will review your answers and may contact you via phone during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. if you qualify for testing.
  • If survey is completed through the week, Monday through Thursday, you will receive a call within 1 day to arrange a testing appointment.
  • If you complete the survey on Friday through Sunday, it will be no later than Monday when you are contacted with an appointment.
  • Higher risk patients may be asked to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider for a full, in-person exam.

Remember, at any point you develop worsening of symptoms while waiting for an appointment, please seek care in the ED closest to you.  If you do not receive a testing appointment, you will still receive a phone call with further guidance.

If you are unable to access the survey link, please contact your supervisor, who has been given specific instructions about how to assist you.

Drive-thru testing has moved from Turfland to Alumni Park Plaza


Drive-thru testing at UK HealthCare at 2317 Alumni Park Plaza is by appointment only. Screening and appointment details are carefully planned out with only your health in mind.

Please arrive as close to your scheduled appointment as possible. You must bring your employee ID badge with you.

If you are assigned an appointment at Alumni drive-thru clinic, please do the following:

  • Enter from Sterlington Road entrance and follow the signs.
  • Follow the signs and stay in your car.
  • Keep your windows rolled up until directed to roll them down.
  • When you come to registration, follow the instructions of the staff.
  • After registering, you will proceed to complete your test.
  • Exit straight ahead and follow signs.

CLICK HERE to see the Alumni Park Plaza map.

I ask that you not share anything about this testing on social media. Please be respectful of your fellow team members; HIPAA rules apply.

If you have any questions in general about COVID, please email

These documents are stored on a UK HealthCare SharePoint site.

3. Additional testing sites in Kentucky

The free public drive-thru COVID-19 testing location at the University of Kentucky’s football stadium — Kroger Field — is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week at the Kroger Field location, where six drive-thru lanes can accommodate a greater volume of people and ensure minimal wait times. Kroger Field appointments can be scheduled here.

Free, public testing also continues to be offered at Eastern State Hospital off Bull Lea Road in Lexington from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

The city of Lexington sponsors the Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program that provides walk-up and drive-thru COVID-19 testing across the city. This testing does not require an appointment and is available to anyone. Information about testing sites in Fayette County are available here.

Testing sites in other Kentucky counties can be found here.