In August, at 11 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations were free COVID-19 testing initiative was started. This decision was taken against the coronavirus pandemic that still going, and now is only gaining momentum. To date COVID-19 were infected more than 7 million people, and died more than 200 thousand’s, in U. S. only.
At this moment the vaccine from virus is in creation proses. “Four COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in Phase 3 clinical testing in the United States just over eight months after SARS-CoV-2 was identified. This is an unprecedented feat for the scientific community made possible by decades of progress in vaccine technology and a coordinated, strategic approach across government, industry and academia,” said NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. That’s why fast tests on infection as still really relevant.
150 Free COVID-19 Testing Sites
According to the information from October 7, Hy-Vee pharmacy drive-thru is now increased to 150. Each pharmacy location can accommodate up to 12 patients per hour.
Company reminds us, that all tests are free, – “Individuals do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested, but they must register online to receive a test voucher number, testing site and appointment time. The COVID-19 tests are being coordinated by eTrueNorth.” The full list of participating Hy-Vee pharmacy locations can be found on the Hy-Vee pharmacy website.
Besides, children whose ages are three years, or older now can do the tests at the Hy-Vee pharmacy, after registration in company of a parent or guardian. Importantly, certain states have a minimum age testing requirement.
Each location, that customers can find online, is offering testing windows on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, but every location has own testing hours. During registration the patient will need to answer the questions and provide requested information in order to receive a test voucher number, testing site location and appointment time. After registration customer arrive at the specified test site pharmacy drive-thru with either a printed voucher number or show the voucher number on their phone before given a test kit.
“The Hy-Vee pharmacy employee will provide the test kit, provide instructions on how to self-administer the test and supervise the administration of the test. The patient will then drop off their completed kit in a collection bin. The entire test process takes about five minutes. From there, the Hy-Vee pharmacy collects all tests, which are shipped to a lab via the United Parcel Service (UPS). Results will then be sent to the patient by email in three to five business days,” – pharmacy stated.
Do You Need Testing?
Emergency warning signs:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Now eligible to administer testing’s:
- Healthcare workers and first responders.
- Other individuals with symptoms.
- Other individuals without symptoms, in accordance with state and local plans and for public health monitoring.
Company stated – “Results are delivered within 3-5 business days. You will receive an email notification when results are available. Once you receive the email, return to this site and logon to view and print your lab report.”