CVS Health is continuing to evolve and expand their approach to COVID-19 testing to meet the needs of consumers, the business community and populations disproportionately impacted by the virus.
As part of their ongoing commitment to North Carolina by helping to slow the spread of the virus and to support communities as they begin to safely reopen, CVS Health will expand its COVID-19 testing program Friday, June 12th with 16 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across the state.
The opening of additional test sites on Friday will add to the 55 locations previously opened by CVS Health across North Carolina, and are among more than 1,200 locations across 33 states and the District of Columbia.
The 16 additional testing sites include CVS Pharmacy locations in Benson, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, and Durham. Previously, CVS had opened a testing site at their store on Village Center Drive in Clayton.
These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and will help enable the company’s goal processing up to 1.5 million tests per month, subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com beginning Friday, June 12 to schedule an appointment. There are no out-of-pocket costs for these tests for both insured and uninsured patients.
Patients will be required to stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window or a location in the parking lot at a few stores, where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions. A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly. Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.