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4 COVID-19 Testing Sites Established Across McDowell County

Release from the McDowell County Commission

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV – The Task Force created by the McDowell County Commission has been coordinating and working regularly to make sure that McDowell County is prepared to deal with issues related to COVID-19.

As of today, there are no known cases in McDowell County.

In coordination with the Health Department, testing sites have been established at four locations in McDowell County.

• Welch Community Hospital
• Tug River Health Clinic, 556 Mountaineer Highway, Bradshaw, WV 24817. Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call (304) 967-7682.
• Tug River Health Clinic, 5883 Black Diamond Highway, Gary, WV 24836. Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call (304) 448-2101.
• Tug River Health Clinic, 34035 Coal Heritage Highway, Northfork, WV 24836. Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call (304) 862-2588.

Tug River Health Clinic has an information line available at (304) 448-2300. Plans are also being developed for drive through testing if needed.

The Task Force is coordinating with the State agencies to make sure the needs of the citizens of McDowell County are met.

The best way you can help to slow the spread of this disease is to please maintain social distancing and follow the guidelines that have been put out.

Washing hands is extremely important to help slow the spread.

Please follow the following social media sites for the most up-to-date information in McDowell County.


While we are working daily to find better ways to serve you, it is important that we all follow the guidance from our State and National leaders. No place is immune from this virus, so we must continue to work together to keep McDowell County safe.

Remember, if you have an emergency, call 911. If you feel sick or exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19, fever, cough and shortness of breath, call your primary care physician and get guidance on what you should do.

Please remember, the Governor has issued a stay-at-home order for all non-essential persons. Information related to essential vs non-essential is available on the Governor’s website at www.governor.wv.gov.

Please stay home if you can and follow the experts’ advice, we will come through this together.