CVS expands to include COVID-19 rapid-result testing in Arizona

As part of CVS Health’s continuing effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing and help slow the spread of this virus, the company today announced plans to enlarge COVID-19 testing solutions now offered at pick CVS Pharmacy locations in Arizona to include rapid-result testing at nearly 1,000 sites by the end of the year. Patients who get rapid-result testing and get a negative COVID-19 outcome will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment in the onsite MinuteClinic for additional assessment and to determine if a rapid-result test for flu and strep will be appropriate. The MinuteClinic provider will then be able to give counsel to a treatment plan and prescribe medications if clinically appropriate. Nearly 100 of the projected rapid-result test sites will be operational at pick CVS Pharmacy locations in 22 countries as of the week. Patients looking for a COVID-19 evaluation at CVS Pharmacy can find a whole list of locations and options provided Here. “Access to rapid-result tests empowers us to assist minimize neighborhood spread of COVID-19 by being able to quickly identify active COVID-19 disease,” explained David Fairchild, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MinuteClinic. “In addition, we can test and treat symptomatic patients who test negative for COVID-19 for seasonal disorders such as flu or strep and provide proper treatment and care.”

7 New CVS Health COVID-19 Rapid-Result Test Sites in Arizona

When coming for analyzing, patients are asked to follow the instructions of their staff onsite. Procedures vary by place and patients might be directed to remain in their vehicle and proceed to a specified testing arrangement found in the parking lot or, in very limited places, to input a CVS shop through a door specially allocated for this purpose. Patients will be provided with a test kit, given instructions, and also a CVS Health team member will detect the self-swab process. Patients will be directed to wait outside the shop in their vehicle for results. The procedure, in the group of the swab to the delivery of those results, will generally take about half an hour. Patients must Register in advance in to schedule an appointment. Rapid-result COVID-19 diagnostic tests are offered free of cost to patients who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards.1 In addition, rapid-result evaluations may also be available as a testing alternative for qualified employees or students affiliated with an organization that has embraced CVS Health’s Return Ready™ return-to-work COVID-19 testing alternative. More info on measures CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic is available in the company’s often updated COVID-19 resource centre. To date, CVS Health has administered more than 5 million COVID-19 tests since March, and now manages more than 4,000 drive-thru test websites at CVS Pharmacy locations in 33 states and Washington, D.C. Most results from those present test sites are generally available within 2 — 3 days. The company is adapting a few of those sites and adding new locations to be able to deliver quick results at nearly 1,000 sites by the end of the year. Nearly 100 of those rapid-result test sites will be operational this past week.