Free COVID-19 testing held in Sumter on Tuesday, Oct. 20


A free COVID-19 testing site will be set up in Sumter on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Rural and underserved communities are experiencing disparities in access to COVID-19 screening, testing, prevention and treatment in South Carolina and nationally, so MUSC Health, in partnership with the state Legislature, is rotating mobile screening and collection sites in such areas throughout the state.

Tents will be set up outside in designated locations for both walk-up and drive-through patients. Patients will be contacted within seven to 10 days with the results of their test, if not sooner.

Prescreening is not required, and the cost is free. Bring a photo ID and an insurance card if you have one. Insurance is not required to be seen, but the CARES Act requires MUSC to bill insurance providers if patients do have insurance. Patients can email or call (843) 985-8888 if they have questions regarding their results.

Sites may close early or operate with reduced hours if weather conditions become unsafe for care team members or if volume exceeds site safety capacity.

Upcoming free MUSC mobile testing sites


Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150


Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Turbeville Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Turbeville, SC 29162

Upcoming free DHEC community testing site


Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St., Manning, SC 29102