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COVID-19 testing

CVS Health expands rapid COVID-19 testing in Phoenix area

CVS Health expands rapid COVID-19 testing in Phoenix area

GLENDALE, Ariz. —  CVS Health announced Friday it has launched free rapid COVID-19 testing at 6030 North 43rd. Ave. in Glendale as part of the company’s focus on increasing community access to testing. CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation. “I am proud to continue to work with CVS Health to increase access

El Milagro Clinic and CVS Health launch COVID-19 testing

El Milagro Clinic and CVS Health launch COVID-19 testing

MCALLEN, Texas — El Milagro Clinic has launched rapid COVID-19 testing, together with CVS Health, at its clinic in the Rio Grande Valley. CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation. Testing will be provided at no cost to patients. “We are very excited to be teaming up with CVS Health to increase

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 testing to 258 total locations

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 testing to 258 total locations

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced on Wednesday it will continue to expand its COVID-19 testing capacity with the addition of 161 drive-through testing locations opening on July 16 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing sites will now span coast-to-coast, with the addition of

CVS adds more testing capabilities in Florida amid rise in COVID-19 cases

CVS adds more testing capabilities in Florida amid rise in COVID-19 cases

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In an ongoing effort to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing 38 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Florida. The opening of additional test sites on Friday, June 26 add to the 81 locations previously opened in Florida. The opening of

Rite Aid opens new COVID-19 testing sites across New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan

Rite Aid opens new COVID-19 testing sites across New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid  further expanded its COVID-19 testing capabilities with five additional drive-through locations opening Monday, June 22, 2020, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like Rite Aid’s existing testing sites, the new locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, and

NACDS challenges WSJ on pharmacy value

NACDS challenges WSJ on pharmacy value

ARLINGTON, Va. – In a letter-to-the-editor, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven  Anderson took extremely strong issue with a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that ignored the unique role of pharmacies and pharmacists in patient health, medication safety, healthcare cost reduction and crisis response. The newspaper referred to the pharmacy as a

CVS Health opens 10 new drive-thru test sites in Kansas

CVS Health opens 10 new drive-thru test sites in Kansas

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— Building on the company’s comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, on Friday, June 12 CVS Health  will open 10 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Kansas. These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and deliver on the company’s commitment to establish 1,000 locations across the country

Good Samaritan Health Center and CVS Health launch COVID-19 testing

Good Samaritan Health Center and CVS Health launch COVID-19 testing

ATLANTA — The Good Samaritan Health Center  announced Tuesday it has launched rapid COVID-19 testing, together with CVS Health, on Atlanta’s Westside.  Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and CVS Pharmacy colleagues will staff the testing operation. “Partnering with CVS Health increases access to COVID-19 testing in our community.

St. Vincent de Paul Clinic and CVS Health roll out COVID-19 testing

St. Vincent de Paul Clinic and CVS Health roll out COVID-19 testing

PHOENIX  —  St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)  has launched rapid COVID-19 testing, together with CVS Health, at the nonprofit’s Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic for the uninsured.  Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and CVS Pharmacy colleagues will staff the testing operation. “We’re extremely grateful to

Mercy Clinic and CVS Health unveil COVID-19 testing

Mercy Clinic and CVS Health unveil COVID-19 testing

FORT WORTH — Mercy Clinic announced Tuesday it has launched rapid COVID-19 testing, together with CVS Health at its South Fort Worth clinic.  Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and CVS Pharmacy colleagues will staff the testing operation.  “The heart of the mission of Mercy Clinic is to

CVS establishes 1,000 COVID-19 test sites across the country

CVS establishes 1,000 COVID-19 test sites across the country

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Delivering on a commitment the company made in April, CVS Health announced it will open an additional COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations on Friday, May 29 to establish a total of 1,000 sites across more than 30 states and Washington, DC. “It’s no small feat to operationalize 1,000 test sites in weeks

NCPA praises N.Y. testing pilot including independent community pharmacies

NCPA praises N.Y. testing pilot including independent community pharmacies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — During his daily press conference on the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 testing pilot program that will involve independent pharmacies and have the goal of conducting 7,000 tests per week. The pilot is coordinating with the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and with the state’s network of CPESN clinically integrated pharmacies. The National Community Pharmacists Association,

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