Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW) partnered with local community health centers to provide the lab support for COVID-19 testing. During a time when test kits were limited, F&MCW provided its support to those under-resourced communities.
Three of the five community health centers in Milwaukee partnered with F&MCW: Milwaukee Health Services, Progressive Community Health Centers and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
F&MCW’s lab provided one day turnaround for test results, lowering anxiety for those waiting for personal test results during this unprecedented pandemic.
The positivity rate at the community health centers was as high as 44% at its peak, indicating testing resources were being deployed in communities with great need.
Froedtert & MCW also provided drive through COVID-19 testing sites at its clinics located throughout southeastern Wisconsin.