Prisma Health announces four additional COVID-19 community testing events for week of May 10–16

Posted on 5/13/2020

GREENVILLE, SC—Prisma Health has announced four additional COVID-19 community testing events in Taylors, Seneca and Columbia for this Friday and Saturday, May 15–16.

The community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and state agencies, will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits. Testing is a priority for Prisma Health, especially providing access to communities that need it the most.

Prisma Health is offering community screenings for COVID-19 at the following locations this week:

Upstate locations:

Friday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Brook Glenn Elementary School, 2003 E. Lee Rd., Taylors 29687

Saturday, May 16: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Blue Ridge Elementary School, 995 S. Oak St., Seneca 29678

Midlands locations:

Friday, May 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Watkins-Nance Elementary School, 2525 Barhamville Rd., Columbia 29204

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Watkins-Nance Elementary School, 2525 Barhamville Rd., Columbia 29204

Here is what community members should know about testing sites:

  • People will be tested for active COVID-19 infections.
  • No one needs a doctor’s order.
  • Testing will be given regardless of ability to pay.
  • No appointment is needed.
  • Spanish-speaking Prisma Health team members will be available at every site.
  • All those taking part will be given masks when they arrive. They will also be asked to maintain social distancing.
  • Test results should come back within four days.
  • Everyone tested will receive follow-up information about test results – whether positive or negative – from providers at Prisma Health.
  • Everyone will get tips on isolating at home if sick, caring for themselves and seeking more help if symptoms worsen.

Additional sites are expected to be announced in the weeks to come. For details, visit PrismaHealth.org/Coronavirus

About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.

 

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