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 29 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Pennsylvania. The opening of additional test sites on Friday, May 29 add to the 36 locations previously opened in Pennsylvania.

A new COVID-19 test site at a nearby CVS Pharmacy drive-thru location, part of the company's goal of operating 1,000 test sites around the country by the end of May.

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 Pennsylvania include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7000 Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2801 Egypt Road, Audubon, PA 19407
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3811 Neshaminy Boulevard, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • CVS Pharmacy, 6050 Sterners Way, Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • CVS Pharmacy, 70 West Steuben Street, Crafton, PA 15205
  • CVS Pharmacy, 599 Bell Tavern Boulevard, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3519 Nazareth Road, Easton, PA 18043
  • CVS Pharmacy, 141 West Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341
  • CVS Pharmacy, 863 Baltimore Pike, Glenn Mills, PA 19331
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1530 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2110 Spring Valley Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • CVS Pharmacy, 730 Newark Road, Landenberg, PA 19350
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2333 Welsh Road, Landsdale, PA 19446
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3 South Pennell Road, Lima, PA 19037
  • CVS Pharmacy, 385 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • CVS Pharmacy, 6706 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1803 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105
  • CVS Pharmacy, 10901 C Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • CVS Pharmacy, 6150 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3780 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3300-10 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • CVS Pharmacy, 7065 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19127
  • CVS Pharmacy, 351 West Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465
  • CVS Pharmacy, 923 Providence Road, Secane, PA 19018
  • CVS Pharmacy, 409 Harleysville Pike, Souderton, PA 18964
  • CVS Pharmacy, 455 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1200 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1849 Lycoming Creek Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701
  • CVS Pharmacy, 820 Edgewood Road, York, PA 17403

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.

Media Contact
Joe Goode, (401) 378-5220
Joseph.Goode@CVSHealth.com

 

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