Statement from CHEMED and MyCare in response to long wait times for testing

CHEMED and MyCare submitted the following statement in response to the long lines yesterday.

We apologize for the extreme wait experienced by many on Tuesday at our CHEMED and MyCare locations. Together we provided over 1,000 Covid tests – more than any other day thus far. We have worked hard to provide adequate staffing and are constantly looking at our work flow for areas in which we can improve.

Thank you for your continued patience during this difficult time.

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  1. Basically, we will spend as long as we want, and we are not planning on changing.
    No different to the pediatric department, where you can spend over an hour on a throat culture, and they won’t even apologize.

    • Chemed is an amazing organization. Yes, you will have to wait; they have MANY patients. You don’t like it, go somewhere else.
      This stinks of kofui toiv.

  2. I would like to start off by saying that i got myself and my family checked out yesterday and it yes was a 6 hour wait, but the staff was very pleasant even though they themselves were overworked kudos to the staff
    Im just wondering if waiting around together with all those people can transmit the disease itself, I know that it is outside and all but people sit pretty close together, stand pretty close on lines and the kids run around and touch things

    • Fully agree with this. After me and my son came back positive I felt bad for those that insisted on coming very close to me even after I gave them stares to please back away.

      Staff was unbelievably patient and courteous but the system needs repair unless it was already fixed today. They must enforce 8 feet distance as with kids that turns into 3-4 if your lucky.

      Refua Sh’laima to all!

  3. This statement being published is the reason people think that Lakewood is having such a bad outbreak. I’m not trying to belittle that there is a second wave going around and people are r”l getting sick and r”l some are in hospitals or worse. But I went to chemed for an antibody test and they have a rule unlike other fast tracks in Lakewood that you cannot get a test without a covid test aswell. I would like to know from chemed and my care how many of those 1000 covid test were for people that felt sick and how many for people that are taking antibody to go to family for yom tov

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