Since September 11, 2020 CVS Health announced about COVID-19 testing for children of at least 12 years old and older.
“Our CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations are uniquely positioned to help address the pandemic and protect people’s health by bringing safe and effective testing options closer to home and helping increase access to testing options for even more individuals,”- company comment.
To go through this testing’s a parent or legal guardian must complete the online registration. You can found the nearest pharmacy on their website, all you need to know is your ZIP code. All minors and patients 12 to 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when they come for the test. CVS highly recommend parents to consult with a pediatrician to identify appropriate COVID-19 testing for children under the age of 12.
More Than 2,000 Test Sites In 33 States
Now days company opened more than 2,000 test sites in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Those tests will be available at no-cost for people with and without health insurance coverage. The procedure will be carried out with the preservation of all recommendations of CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), doctor’s referral is not required. All customers that want to go through testing’s CVC reminds to register in advance to schedule an appointment for a test. In some occasions patients need to stay in their cars and go to the CVS Pharmacy drive-thru window to complete their test. There are is no testing takes place inside the CVS Pharmacy, MinuteClinic or CVS HealthHUB location. After all, the specimens are sent to independent, third-party labs for processing.
“Beginning in March, CVS Health took a leadership role in addressing the need for increased and convenient access to COVID-19 testing across the U.S. We rapidly stood up a pilot drive-thru rapid COVID-19 test site in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. This pilot helped us learn how to maximize efficiency and safety at a drive-thru site and enabled us to scale up and launch large-scale rapid test sites in a short period of time,” – CVS said
500 – 1,000 Tests Per Day
Since April CVS Health began operating five large-scale, drive-through rapid COVID-19 test sites in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Rhode Island. Those sites were located in large public parking lots, that was identified as an easily accessible area that could accommodate multiple lanes of cars at one time. On each of this sites can be done from 500 to 1,000 tests per day, and by the way all process took about 30 minutes from the collection of the swab to the delivery of the result to the patient on-site.
At now company said that they have capacity to achieve those results without this sites, – “As we greatly expanded our testing capacity through an efficient and accessible network of store-based drive-thru sites, we closed down operations at these five large-scale sites at the end of June.”