WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by deploying 77 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Florida. The opening of these new test sites on Friday, August 21 add to the 221 locations previously opened in Florida.
The 77 additional test sites opening across the state this week are among the more than 1,900 locations CVS Health has opened since May and expand the company's overall testing capacity.
In addition to increasing the number of drive-thru sites, CVS Health has expanded its network of independent third-party lab partners in an effort to help improve turnaround time for the delivery of test results. Given the steps CVS Health has taken, the majority of test results across the country will generally be available within 2-5 days.
"Our national scale and local community presence enable us to uniquely expand people's access to safe and effective COVID-19 testing options and respond to a need for increased testing capacity," said Emmanuel Kolady, Senior Vice President, CVS Health. "We remain grateful to our frontline colleagues who make these testing sites possible and whose dedication has allowed us to keep our stores and MinuteClinics open for customers seeking supplies and patients who need care."
Self-swab tests are no cost to patients and will be available to individuals meeting CDC criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines.1 Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment. 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, and a CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly.
Testing will not take place inside any retail locations, and CVS Pharmacy, HealthHUB and MinuteClinic will continue to serve customers and patients.
The additional testing sites in Florida include:
CVS Pharmacy, 277 West State Road 436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
CVS Pharmacy, 24800 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
CVS Pharmacy, 12080 South Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
CVS Pharmacy, 5403 University Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34201
CVS Pharmacy, 5310 45th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203
CVS Pharmacy, 909 East Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511
CVS Pharmacy, 1003 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33991
CVS Pharmacy, 700 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Citrus Hills, FL 34442
CVS Pharmacy, 4405 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711
CVS Pharmacy, 1640 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34714
CVS Pharmacy, 4550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
CVS Pharmacy, 4650 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Coconut Creek, F 33073
CVS Pharmacy, 6846 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411
A complete list of CVS Pharmacy drive-thru test sites can be found here.
More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic is available at the company's frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.
For downloadable COVID-19 testing media assets, including photos, video and interviews with CVS Health executives, please visit the Media Resource Center.
1COVID-19 tests are no cost to patients with insurance or through a program for the uninsured funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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