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MUSC Health will be holding two testing sites in Sumter County next week.
The sites will be in Rembert on Wednesday, July 15, at Rafting Creek Elementary School, 4100 S.C. 261 North, and in Dalzell on Friday, July 17, at Hillcrest Middle School, 4355 Peach Orchard Road. Both sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but sites may close early if weather conditions become unsafe for care team members or if patient volume exceeds reasonable wait times.
The Charleston-based health care system has been partnering with the state Legislature to set up mobile testing sites in rural and underserved communities across the state that experience disparities in access to COVID-19 screening, testing, prevention and treatment. Collectively, the MUSC Health ambulatory, telehealth, information solutions, emergency management and operations, finance, laboratory and leadership teams were first in the nation to launch a combined virtual urgent care platform and drive-through specimen collection site.
Tents will be set up outside to collect samples from both walk-up and drive-through patients.
Pre-screening is not required, and it is free to get tested.
Patients will be contacted within five to seven days with results, if not sooner, according to MUSC. Patients are asked to bring photo identification and an insurance card if they have one. Insurance is not required to get tested, but the CARES Act requires MUSC to bill insurance providers if patients do have insurance.
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