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CVS to open more COVID drive-thru sites

(photo courtesy of CVS Health)

WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island – CVS Health is opening three more COVID-19 testing sites at CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations in Indiana. The company says the Anderson, Columbus, and Lafayette test sites will open Friday and utilize self-swab tests.

CVS says the new Indiana sites help reach its goal of processing 1.5 million tests per month.

“Opening access to testing to more locations using our drive-thru window represents an important milestone in our response to the pandemic. We remain grateful for the daily efforts and sacrifices of our front-line colleagues who make the continued expansion of our testing possible,” said Larry Merlo, chief executive officer of CVS Health. 

The new test sites include:

  • 2419 Nichol Avenue, Anderson, IN 46016
  • 4495 State Road 46, Columbus, IN 47201
  • 50 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette, IN 47905

CVS says it now has 24 total Indiana test sites and 1,000 total test sites nationwide. A list of all CVS test sites can be found here.

The company says patients need to register in advance to schedule an appointment and must stay in their cars. Patients will be provided with a test kit and given instructions, and a CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process. CVS expects results to be available in about three days.

CVS says more than half of its test sites are serving communities with the greatest need, as measured by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index. The index tracks census variables such as poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing that may weaken a community’s ability to prepare for and recover from hazardous events.

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