Updated Wednesday, 2:45 p.m.
On Tuesday, UC Health began offering drive-thru screening and testing for COVID-19, but only with a doctor's referral. On Wednesday, the hospital issued a statement announcing it would limit drive-thru testing to the "most urgent and critical needs."
"Due to high demand and the need to prioritize available testing supplies for the most urgent and critical needs, the amount of appointments available for our drive-thru COVID-19 testing will fluctuate each day," the statement reads.
UC says it is prioritizing those with "the most severe health challenges."
The hospital recommends patients with non-emergent symptoms instead stay home and call their primary care physician for direction.
The idea is to decrease the chances of someone carrying the coronavirus coming into the emergency room, or their physician's office.
For patients who do qualify for testing, they will be tested without having to leave their vehicle.
UC Health says results should be available within 72 hours, depending on the number of people seeking testing. While awaiting results, patients are advised to stay home.
Along with the appointment, people should bring a photo identification, and their insurance card.
The clinic is outside the West Professional Building, at 3120 Burnet Avenue. The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
Premier Health in Dayton also has set up a drive-thru screening area. It too requires a doctor's order. The site is at the University of Dayton Arena Parking lot, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christ Hospital has a site open. On Monday a spokesman says they opened the first in Mason, and tested more than 100 people. People were required to get a test order from their physician, and stay in their cars until they were called forward for a sample.
Results could take several days, because the testing isn't done at the hospital.
On Thursday, Christ Hospital was supposed to open a drive-up site at 2139 Auburn, in Mt. Auburn, where people did not need an order from their physician. But on Wednesday, the hospital canceled that plan. "Due to high demand for testing and limited testing materials in the region, the site's opening has been delayed," a statement reads. "The site is set up and ready to see patients once an appropriate amount of testing materials can be secured to ensure smooth operations in the coming weeks."
In the meantime, the hospital asks that people with flu-like symptoms stay home and call their primary care doctor.
This story will be updated as new information becomes available.