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Prisma Health shifts testing sites to 8 a.m.–noon to help beat anticipated summer heat for week of June 21–27

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

GREENVILLE, SC—Prisma Health will shift its community testing hours to 8 a.m.– noon this week to help make anticipated summer heat more comfortable for both patients and staff members during drive-through testing for COVID-19 at sites in Columbia, Duncan, Greenville, Piedmont, Swansea and Winnsboro.

The community testing, done in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and state agencies, will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits. Walk-up testing is also offered.

Testing is a priority for Prisma Health, especially providing access to communities that need it the most.

Prisma Health and its partners will offer community screenings for COVID-19 at the following locations this week:

Upstate locations:

  • Tuesday, June 23, Duncan
    8 a.m.–noon,Duncan Elementary School, 100 S. Danzler Rd., Duncan.
  • Thursday, June 25, Greenville
    8 a.m.–noon, Tanglewood Middle School, 44 Merriwoods Dr,, Greenville.
  • Saturday, June 27, Piedmont
    8 a.m.–noon, Woodmont Middle School, 325 N. Flat Rock Rd., Piedmont.

Midlands locations:

  • Tuesday, June 23, Winnsboro
    8 a.m.–noon, Fairfield Middle School, 728 U.S. Hwy. 321, Winnsboro.
  • Thursday, June 25, Swansea
    8 a.m.–noon, Swansea High School, 500 1st St., Swansea.
  • Saturday, June 27, Columbia
    8 a.m. –noon, Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Rd., Columbia.

Here is what community members should know about testing sites:

  • People will be tested for active COVID-19 infections.
  • No one needs a doctor’s order.
  • Testing will be given regardless of ability to pay.
  • No appointment is needed.
  • Spanish-speaking Prisma Health team members will be available at every site.
  • All those taking part will be given masks when they arrive. They will also be asked to maintain social distancing.
  • Test results should come back within four days.
  • Everyone tested will receive follow-up information about test results – whether positive or negative – from providers at Prisma Health.
  • Everyone will get tips on isolating at home if sick, caring for themselves and seeking more help if symptoms worsen.

Additional sites are expected to be announced in the weeks to come. For details, visit PrismaHealth.org/Coronavirus.

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 hospitals, 2,984 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its 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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