The demand to get a COVID-19 test has skyrocketed in the Oklahoma City metro area.
First Med Urgent Care clinics, which offer rapid COVID-19 tests, stopped taking walk-in patients at all five of its locations Monday afternoon.
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has set up a hotline.
The department said it usually gets 300 calls a day.
But over the last two weeks that number has grown to 800 calls with people worried about exposure.
“I was at a bar. I was a restaurant. Somebody was coughing, I think I have been exposed,” said OCCHD Chief of Government Affairs L'Toya Knighten about the types of calls coming into the hotline.
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is expanding testing hours at its two locations, now 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday by appointment.
The two testing locations are 2600 NE 63rd Street and 6728 S. Hudson Ave.
The OCCHD hotline number is 405-425-4489.