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Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital changes visitation hours to accommodate reopening drive-through COVID testing

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

LAURENS, S.C.—Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital announces new daily visitation hours to help accommodate the reopening of drive-through COVID testing to support the recent increase in demand.

Effective Monday, August 30, hospital visitation hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Drive-through COVID testing reopens

Starting Monday, Aug. 30, the hospital will again offer drive-through COVID-19 testing for pre-authorized patients from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. To access the testing, patients must have a physician order or a provider order through Prisma Health’s free eVisit site.

The drive-through site is directly in front of the main entrance of the hospital, located at 22725 Highway 76 East in Clinton.

Upon arrival at the drive-through location, the patient will remain in their car as the physician order is validated and a sample is collected. Prisma Health providers will contact patients with the test results in two to four days.

Patients are asked to self-isolate at home until they hear the results of the test. This is vital to help protect the community from potential exposure. If symptoms worsen, patients should contact their physician or a Prisma Health eVisit provider. For current information on home isolation and how to protect family members and community members from potential exposure, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html

To access the free Virtual eVisits, use promo code COVID_19. To learn more about eVisits or create an account, visit http://prismahealth.org/services/virtual-care/evisit.

About Prisma Health

Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 acute care and specialty hospitals, 2,947 beds, approximately 300 outpatient sites, and nearly 5,000 employed and clinically integrated network physicians and providers, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Prisma Health’s goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.

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