McLeod Health and S.C. DHEC to hold free COVID-19 screening Wednesday in Summerton

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MANNING — McLeod Health and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have partnered to host a COVID-19 mobile testing clinic in Clarendon County. Prescreening is not required, and specimen collection is free. Patients will be contacted within 72 hours with the results of their test.

The event will be held at St. Paul Elementary School, 9297 Alex Harvin Highway, Summerton, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We are pleased to be able to offer increased access to COVID-19 testing to those in our community,” said Rachel Gainey, McLeod Health Clarendon Administrator. “Testing asymptomatic individuals without known exposure our hope is to better understand the extent of COVID-19 in our area and to help stop the spread in our communities.”

Other partners include Hope Health, Clarendon School District 1, Clarendon County Administration, Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Department, Mayor of Summerton Mac Bagnal, Mayor of Manning Julia Nelson, South Carolina Department of Transportation, South Carolina National Guard, South Carolina Army National Guard and South Carolina Air National Guard.

“Dedicated to serving the needs of patients from the Midlands to coast, we value our community partners as we work together to meet the needs of this community,” stated Gainey. “Our organizations share the same goal of the highest level of excellence in health care to those in our region.”