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Kaweah Health temporarily closes hospital outpatient draw station until further notice

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  • Written By: Laura Florez-McCusker

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VISALIA – To protect patients, staff, and community members amid COVID-19 concerns, the Kaweah Health Medical Center Lab Outpatient Draw Station is temporarily closed until further notice.

The following locations will remain open:

  • 100 W. Willow Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 303 (services available at this location and not elsewhere include: Arterial Blood Gas draws, Semen Appraisal collections, TEG Coagulation draws). Open: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.
  • Kaweah Admissions and Testing Services (KATS), 1633 S. Court St. Open: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.
  • Kaweah Health Urgent Care on Demaree, 3600 W. Flagstaff Avenue. Open: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Get in line, online at
  • Kaweah Health Imaging Center, 4949 W. Cypress Avenue. Open: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays

Kaweah Health has taken a number of measures to put the health and safety of patients and visitors first. They include institution of a no-visitor policy, implementation of temporary entrances, cancelling all public events, removing volunteers from its sites, cancelling all business travel, and asking its more than 5,000 employees to cancel internal meetings and use teleconferencing or online meetings instead.

Kaweah Health will continue to share COVID-19 information and regular updates with the community on its website at, via media statements, and on its social media accounts.

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency advises if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, please call your primary physician or 2-1-1 rather than walking into a medical office or hospital. Your physician will connect with Tulare County Public Health to determine if testing is appropriate. #