COVID-19 Screening and Testing

Spectrum Health offers COVID-19 screening and testing. First, you must be screened to determine if you qualify for a COVID-19 test. All tests require a valid physician order.

MyChart Screening and COVID-19 Test Self-Schedule

Virtual screening and COVID-19 test self-scheduling is available through MyChart. You do not have to be a Spectrum Health patient to use this service. To access MyChart, download the Spectrum Health app via the links below or visit mychart.spectrumhealth.org. Follow the instructions provided below to conduct your screening and schedule a COVID-19 test. 

If you are a Grand Valley State University student or employee and have been directed to this page after a COVID-19 Self-Assessment, you can follow the same instructions found below.

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COVID-19 Testing for Children

With the return to school, sports, daycare and camps, we know there can be uncertainty in how and when to get a COVID-19 test for your child. View the information below to learn how to have your child screened and schedule a COVID-19 test.

Note: Spectrum Health emergency departments are not able to provide outpatient COVID-19 testing for those who are without symptoms and want to be screened and tested without seeing a physician.

My child’s daycare, camp, school, or sports team requires COVID-19 testing. What options do I have to get them tested?

Your pediatrician or other health care provider (urgent care, walk-in-clinic) can place an order for a COVID-19 test for your child if they determine that there is a medical necessity. Once the order is placed, the child can be accompanied by their parent/guardian to be tested at one of our convenient lab locations.

Note: A physician referral is required to obtain an appointment.

My child has had known exposure to COVID-19. What options do I have to get them tested?

If your child is a minor (0-11):
You may use MyChart to virtually screen your child and to self-schedule a COVID-19 test. You will first need to have the child added to your MyChart patient portal via shared access. We are happy to set this up for you, however, for security purposes, we need to speak with you over the phone. You may request shared access by calling our support team at 877.308.5083. Once you have shared access, follow the instructions below on how to conduct screening and self-schedule a COVID-19 test.

If you do not have access to MyChart, require an interpreter or special assistance, or if your child is pre-procedure or surgery patient, call 833.559.0659 to be screened.

If your child is an adolescent (12-17):
Your child can create, or login to, their own MyChart account and use the virtual screening and COVID-19 test self-scheduling feature. Follow the instructions below on how to conduct screening ans self-schedule a COVID-19 test.

Or, you may do so as a proxy if your adolescent grants you access. To be receive access we need to speak to you and your child by phone. You may request shared access by calling our support team at 877.308.5083

If you do not have access to MyChart, require an interpreter or special assistance, or if your child is pre-procedure or surgery patient, call 833.559.0659 to be screened.

If my child receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, should we take them to see a provider?

We do recommend you call your provider and let them know that your child tested positive. If your child develops symptoms that require medical care including difficulty breathing, inability to take fluids or symptoms that concern you, contact your child’s pediatrician. If you feel your child has a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.


Instructions

Navigate and login to MyChart by clicking “MyChart Login” within the Spectrum Health app or by visiting mychart.spectrumhealth.org.

If you haven't created a Spectrum Health MyChart username and password yet, you can sign up here or via the on-screen instructions in the app. This video will walk you through the process of signing up for MyChart.


Note: If you previously had a MyHealth or Spectrum Health Now account you may login to MyChart using those credentials.
  1. 1. From the MyChart homepage, click the “Schedule an appointment” in the quick links menu. If you are using the Spectrum Health app, make sure you have logged into MyChart to see this screen.

    MyChart Instructions

  2. Click “LAB COVID-19 Testing” underneath “Tell us why you’re coming in”

    MyChart Instructions

  3. Follow on screen instructions to complete a virtual screening.

    MyChart Instructions

  4. If the screening determines you qualify, you will be prompted to self-schedule test collection within MyChart. You may select multiple locations to search for dates and times. Please note, some locations have more than one option.

    MyChart Instructions

    MyChart Instructions

  5. Before leaving, make sure you click “Schedule” in order to reserve appointment

    MyChart Instructions


  6. If you have any technical trouble, call MyChart technical support at 877.308.5083.

If you have any technical trouble, call Spectrum Health App technical support at 877.308.5083.

Additional Screening Options

If you require an interpreter or special assistance, or are a pre-procedure or surgery patient, call 833.559.0659 to be screened. If you qualify for a COVID-19 test, an appointment will be made for you at one of Spectrum Health’s convenient testing locations.

Additionally, all patients may contact their primary health provider for a screening or to order a COVID-19 test.

Note: Spectrum Health emergency departments are not able to provide outpatient COVID-19 testing for those who are without symptoms and want to be screened and tested without seeing a physician. Spectrum Health laboratories require a doctor’s order before performing COVID-19 tests.