Local nurse practitioner shows process of getting tested for COVID-19 at Eli Lilly drive-thru

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A local nurse practitioner recorded herself getting tested for the coronavirus.

Michelle Fox works in geriatric medicine in Indianapolis. She developed a cough and a fever so she went to Eli Lilly's drive-thru testing for healthcare workers.

“The fever is the thing that threw me over. I had almost every symptom, and working with the geriatric population it was important to me to make sure I knew what was going on,” Fox said.

She had to go through a pre-screening, get a doctor's order, and make an appointment before showing up to get tested.

She recorded the testing to show people they don’t need to be scared. She posted the four and a half minute video on Facebook and YouTube.

“I’m a nurse, we’re open people. I had several people ask me if I wouldn’t mind taping my experience because people were afraid of the test. They weren’t sure what it entailed. There were all these pictures going around of the anatomy of the nose and where it was going to go. I was like sure, I don’t care. I’ll tape it,” Fox said.

She is currently in self-isolation waiting for the results.

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