DHEC offering Upstate COVID-19 Testing Opportunities Oct. 19-24

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing regular updates for COVID-19 testing opportunities.

COVID-19 testing is available this week in Anderson and Greenville and other towns in the Upstate including: Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties.

DHEC recommends getting tested at least once a month if you are out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask.

Routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus.

DHEC-sponsored testing is always no-cost and open to anyone regardless of symptoms. Pre-registering is recommended. Get your results in 72 hours. Visit scdhec.gov/gettested.

October 19 through October 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Greenville County Testing Site, 352 Halton Road, Greenville
October 19 through October 23, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Laurens County Health Department, 93 Human Services Road, Laurens [EARLY MORNING HOURS]
October 19 through October 23, 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Anderson County Health Department, 220 McGee Road, Anderson [EARLY MORNING HOURS]
October 20 AND October 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Greenwood County Health Department, 1736 Main Street South, Greenwood, SC
October 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Pickens County Health Department, 200 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens
October 19, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Abbeville County Health Department, 905 West Greenwood Street, Abbeville
October 20 AND October 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Seneca Health Department (Oconee County), 609 North Townville Street, Seneca
October 21 AND October 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., McCormick County Health Department, 204 Highway 28, McCormick
October 22, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Pickens County Health Department, 200 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens [EARLY MORNING HOURS]
October 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Pickens County Health Department, 200 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens [SATURDAY HOURS]
October 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Laurens County Health Department, 93 Human Services Road, Laurens [SATURDAY HOURS]
October 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson County Health Department, 220 McGee Road, Anderson [SATURDAY HOURS]
Partner Testing
Community partners play an essential role in our state’s COVID-19 testing. Some of these partner events may require a prescreening for symptoms, a referral, or an appointment. DHEC provides as much of this information as possible online at scdhec.gov/covid19testing.

October 19 through October 23 (Daily), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Behind Cherokee Medical Center at 1530 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney (Cherokee County) [NEW LOCATION]
October 19 through October 23 (Daily), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Union Medical Center, 322 West South Street, Union
October 19 through October 23 (Daily), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Old Dodge Dealership, 1035 North Church Street, Spartanburg
October 19 through October 23 (Daily), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Parking Lot across from the Pelham Medical Center (Old Bank), 2720 Hwy 14, Greer (Greenville and Spartanburg)
October 19 AND October 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by SELF Regional Healthcare, Greenwood Medical Park, 303 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood
October 20, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by Abbeville Area Medical Center, Abbeville Shopping Center (Old Fred’s Parking Lot and soon Abbeville YMCA), 763 Hwy 28 Bypass, Abbeville, SC
October 20, October 23 AND October 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by PRISMA Health Upstate, Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville [Reflects UPDATED hours effective October 2]
October 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Healthy Me Healthy SC, Old Mt Zion Baptist Church 3107 Highway 248 South, Ninety-Six, SC (Greenwood County)
October 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by SELF-Regional Healthcare, New Hope Baptist Church, 1680 New Hope Rd, McCormick, SC (McCormick County)
Why Testing for COVID-19 is Important
Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms, so they can isolate themselves and keep those around them from becoming infected, especially at-risk individuals who can develop life-threatening illness if they contract the virus. Identifying those with COVID-19 who have symptoms helps ensure they receive the medical treatment they need.