FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2021
Melissa Morin, Whatcom County Health Dept. PIO
Phone: (360) 594-2504
Jennifer Bull, Northwest Pathology COO
Phone: (360) 527-4512
Whatcom County Health Department Partners with Northwest Laboratories to Open New Testing Site in Bellingham
Bellingham, WA - The Whatcom County Health Department has partnered with Northwest Laboratory to open a new drive through testing site in Bellingham starting Monday, Feb. 15. The new community testing site will be operated by Northwest Laboratories and will be integrated into the same operational and scheduling processes as other WCHD/WUC testing sites, such as the NW Washington Fairgrounds site and mobile testing clinics.
“Our organization has worked closely with the health department since this pandemic began, providing laboratory analysis for the WUC/WCHD community testing program,” said Jennifer Bull, chief operating officer at Northwest Pathology, the parent company of Northwest Laboratory. “We're more than happy to expand testing access for the community by helping run this new testing site.”
The new site will be located at the Bellingham International Airport, in parking lot A, a space provided by the Port of Bellingham at no cost.
“COVID-19 vaccinations are an essential step forward towards keeping our community members safe and protecting the long-term health of our economy” said Port Executive Director Rob Fix. “The Port is pleased to offer a convenient location for vaccinations free-of-charge as an important contribution towards public health in Whatcom County.”