CVS pharmacies offering free drive-through coronavirus testing

CVS pharmacies offering free drive-through coronavirus testing
Berto Cortez, a CVS pharmacy technician, shows how COVID-19 tests are processed in a testing area set up by CVS at St. Vincent de Paul medical clinic, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Health Services posted on its website Monday another 1,104 cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths, bringing the statewide total number of coronavirus cases to 36,705 and related deaths to 1,194. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)

CVS pharmacies are now offering free coronavirus drive-through testing around the country.

A doctor’s referral is not needed. But to get tested people need to book an appointment online and must meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for symptoms.

You'll also have to answer a few questions.

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Patients must stay in their cars.

“Once the patient arrives at the drive-thru window, a CVS Pharmacy team member will verify their appointment and identity and provide them with a test kit and instructions on how to properly perform a self-swab. The patient will also receive a packet of information on next steps to follow when the test results are available to them in a few days. The CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly. Once the patient has completed the self-swab, the patient will deposit the sample in a specifically designated and secure container outside the store,” CVS says on it’s website.

To find a test site in your area, follow this link.