WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island (Inside INdiana Business) – CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is planning to add more than 2,000 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites at its pharmacy locations across the country, including 18 new sites in Indiana. CVS says the additional sites are part of its efforts to increase access to testing and to help slow the spread of the virus.
The new locations will open in waves over the next several weeks, beginning with the opening of more than 400 sites this Friday.
“Since opening our first test site in March, we’ve been able to quickly adapt to the changing landscape in order to make it easier for people in the communities we serve to access testing,” said Jon Roberts, chief operating officer at CVS Health. “We recognize the critical role testing plays in helping to manage the spread of the virus and are incredibly proud of how our teams have responded to this need while continuing to take care of our customers, clients and patients.”
CVS says it currently manages the largest number of independently run COVID-19 test sites in the country. With the new locations, the company expects to have more than 4,000 operating by mid-October.
Self-swab tests are no cost to patients. CVS says patients are required to register in order to schedule an appointment.
A list of CVS Pharmacy drive-thru test sites in Indiana is below.