Lab Services During COVID-19

Due to the nature of the pandemic, open days and hours may vary at our lab locations. Please click here for a list of current closures and modified hours.

Need a Covid-19 test? Please click here to learn how based on your needs (travel, pre-procedure, symptomatic and more).

Health needs have not slowed down during COVID-19, but visiting a lab will look different. New processes are in place for the safety of all patients and staff. All open locations are working to provide services as quickly as possible, but wait times may be longer than normal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Most of Munson Healthcare's laboratory locations are open for walk-in service, but a few are available by appointment only. If your lab test does not require fasting, please consider arriving for lab draws in the afternoon, when patient volume is currently low. 

Patients using a Munson Healthcare lab for COVID-19 specimen collection/testing should contact their provider for results. Please click here for lab locations offering pre-procedure COVID-19 testing.

Walk-In Lab Services

When visiting a Walk-In Clinic, patients will be asked a series of health screening questions, required to wear a mask, and asked to socially distance in the waiting room or outside until called to be seen.

The labs at the following locations offer walk-in lab services:

Outpatient Laboratory Self-Scheduling

Munson Healthcare is excited to offer patients the opportunity to self-schedule outpatient lab service appointments at the facilities below.

Online self-scheduling allows you to book appointments at your convenience. This option also helps laboratory staff prepare in advance for your visit and reduce wait times.

Participating Locations

A valid email address is required to schedule your appointment. Please schedule 2-3 weeks in advance of your desired appointment date/time for best availability:

What to Bring

  • A picture ID
  • A copy of your lab order if your physician has requested this service

Have a Question?

Please contact your service location or Munson Healthcare Outpatient Laboratory Central Scheduling at 231-392-7891. A service representative will help book your appointment and send you a detailed confirmation email. Schedulers are available Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

COVID-19 Testing Drive-Up Locations

Cadillac Primary Care (Behind the building)
Symptomatic & Asymptomatic COVID-19 (NOT for Pre-Procedural COVID-19 testing) hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Providers may fax lab orders to 231-392-7351
Follow the signs for drive-up testing.

COVID-19 Testing Locations for Pre-Procedural Patients and Individuals Who Are Asymptomatic

If you need a Covid-19 test for another reason, please click here for more information.

Pre-Procedural/Pre-Surgical and Asymptomatic Testing can be completed at specified Munson Healthcare Laboratory locations. Please note the following before visiting:

  • All COVID-19 tests require a licensed physician or advanced practice provider order.
  • Pre-procedural COVID-19 testing should be completed three days before the scheduled procedure.
  • After COVID-19 testing is complete, pre-procedural patients should self-quarantine until procedure day.
  • Not all lab locations are performing COVID-19 testing. Click here for participating locations

Rapid Antigen Testing Kits Available for Purchase at Local Pharmacies

  • Munson Community Health Center Pharmacy at Foster Family Community Health Center in Traverse City
  • Sixth Street Drugs – Pharmacy, Traverse City
  • Bay Shore Pharmacy, Suttons Bay
  • Empire Pharmacy, Empire

More information:

  • No doctor’s order needed.
  • Cost: $39.39 including tax.
  • Purchase the BinaxNOW test kit, swab at home, and see results in 15 minutes.
  • Please note that symptomatic patients should be using the curbside pick-up option for retrieving their kits. They will need to call the pharmacy in advance and supply needed patient and payment information prior to pick-up.
  • Click here for detailed instructions on using this at-home kit.

Labs Currently Closed

The labs at the following locations are currently closed: