NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CVS Well being has plans so as to add greater than 2,000 new COVID-19 drive-thru check websites at CVS Pharmacy places in Texas and throughout the nation.
CVS at present manages the biggest variety of independently run COVID-19 check websites in the US. With the addition of the brand new places the corporate expects to have greater than four,000 working by mid-October.
The brand new places will open in waves over the subsequent a number of weeks, starting with the opening of greater than 400 websites this Friday. In all, 50 new websites will open throughout Texas on September 18 — bringing the entire variety of testing websites within the state to greater than 315.
“Since opening our first check web site in March, we’ve been in a position to rapidly adapt to the altering panorama with a purpose to make it simpler for folks within the communities we serve to entry testing,” mentioned CVS CEO Jon Roberts.
Self-swab assessments are not any value to sufferers and out there to people assembly Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention standards. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.
A dad or mum or authorized guardian should full the registration kind for minor sufferers, and sufferers as much as 15 years of age have to be accompanied by a dad or mum or authorized guardian once they come to be examined.
As soon as on the drive-thru location sufferers can be supplied with a check equipment and given directions, and a CVS Pharmacy staff member will observe the self-swab course of.
At present CVS says, most check outcomes from specimens collected can be out there inside 2 – three days.