AmericanEHR has launched a website to help users find COVID-19 testing sites across the US and Canada. Complete with searchable maps and filters, the website is powered with a set of verified COVID-19 testing locations that have been identified by a growing team of volunteers. Testing sites can add and/or claim their profile in order to update users on availability, hours, and criteria for COVID-19 testing. The website can be found at HealthAlerts.io.
Health Alerts COVID-19 Testing allows users to submit new testing locations and real time updates through reviews and pictures as a means to crowdsource rapidly changing test site information.
Further, HealthAlerts.io connects users to self-assessment tools based on their geographic location. Self-assessments are generally the first step in determining a person’s eligibility for testing. For example some test sites require patients to make an appointment, have a physician referral, and be a member of a particular health organization in order to qualify for a COVID-19 test.
Ensuring users have access to the most trusted COVID-19 information is critically important. To achieve this HealthAlerts.io also provides real-time health alert bulletins from CDC, HHS, FDA, WHO, Health Canada, HealthLinkBC, and ECDC.
No personal data is required for users to access the Health Alerts COVID-19 Testing tool. To submit reviews or to claim and manage COVID-19 test locations, users have the option to create an account.
Accompanying apps for iOS and Android will be available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play shortly.
Testing broadly is highly critical to be able to identify and isolate people with the COVID-19 Coronavirus—this is how we flatten the curve.