WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing 30 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Florida. The opening of additional test sites on Friday, May 29 add to the 47 locations previously opened in Florida.

A COVID-19 testing site at a nearby CVS Pharmacy drive-thru, part of the company's plans to operate up to 1,000 test sites around the country by the end of May. (PRNewsfoto/CVS Health)

These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and deliver on the company's commitment to establish 1,000 locations across the country by the end of May, as originally announced on April 27. These new test sites will help enable the company's goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month, subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity.

"CVS Health has been at the forefront of helping our nation scale-up COVID-19 testing capabilities, and we're proud to meet our goal of establishing 1,000 testing sites in communities across the country," said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health. "Opening access to testing to more locations using our drive-thru window represents an important milestone in our response to the pandemic. We remain grateful for the daily efforts and sacrifices of our front-line colleagues who make the continued expansion of our testing possible."

More than half of the company's 1,000 test sites will serve communities with the greatest need for support, as measured by the CDC's Social Vulnerability Index. The index tracks a variety of census variables including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing that may weaken a community's ability to prepare for and recover from hazardous events like natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

Self-swab tests will be available to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com beginning Friday, May 29 to schedule an appointment. Patients will be required to stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window, 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. Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.

Testing will not take place inside any retail locations, and CVS Pharmacy, HealthHUB and MinuteClinic will continue to serve customers and patients.

The additional new testing sites in Florida include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1098 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • CVS Pharmacy, 715 Brandon Boulevard, Brandon, FL 33511
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4701 South Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4610 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
  • CVS Pharmacy, 101 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • CVS Pharmacy, 901 North Woodland Boulevard, Deland, FL 32720
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1690 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2187 Howland Boulevard, Deltona, FL 32738
  • CVS Pharmacy, 10701 NW 41st Street, Doral, FL 33178
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2175 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3501 West Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302
  • 901 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2780 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33033
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5407 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32210
  • CVS Pharmacy, 6005 Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • CVS Pharmacy, 9100 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32211
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2454 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34744
  • CVS Pharmacy, 7534 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467
  • CVS Pharmacy, 101 North Wabash Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1235 North 14th Street, Leesburg, FL 34748
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1200 North State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063
  • CVS Pharmacy, 17021 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757
  • CVS Pharmacy, 250 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • CVS Pharmacy, 11000 North Military Trail, Palm Beach, FL 33410
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1802 North University Drive, Plantation, FL 33322
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4301 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2811 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2703 North Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1510 Semoran Boulevard, Winter Park, FL 32792

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, including support for health care providers and clinicians facing financial and administrative strain, 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.

About CVS Health
CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company in the world. We're evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that's in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings – from HealthHUB® locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions – are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we're transforming health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

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