SCDHEC offering COVID-19 testing in upstate this week

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing COVID-19 testing opportunities in the area this week.

DHEC is recommending that if you are out and about in the community, that you get tested at least once a month. Routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus.

October 26 through October 30, 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Anderson County Health Department, 220 McGee Road, Anderson [EARLY MORNING HOURS]
October 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson County Health Department, 220 McGee Road, Anderson [SATURDAY HOURS]

Partner Testing:
October 27, October 30 AND October 31, 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 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by Carolina Health Centers, Little River Multicultural Complex, 415 Riley Road N., Hodges (Greenwood County)

 

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

All DHEC-sponsored and DHEC-operated COVID-19 testing currently use the shallow, anterior nares collection procedure. This is a shallow, pain-free specimen collection, compared to the deep nasopharyngeal procedure. The shallow nasal test provided by DHEC is not self-administered; the specimen is collected by trained staff.

Other Upstate Testing sites include:

October 26 through October 30, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Laurens County Health Department, 93 Human Services Road, Laurens [EARLY MORNING HOURS]
October 26 through October 30, 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Anderson County Health Department, 220 McGee Road, Anderson [EARLY MORNING HOURS]
October 29 AND October 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Greenwood County Health Department, 1736 Main Street South, Greenwood, SC
October 26 AND October 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Pickens County Health Department, 200 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens
October 26 AND October 27, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Abbeville County Health Department, 905 West Greenwood Street, Abbeville
October 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Seneca Health Department (Oconee County), 609 North Townville Street, Seneca
October 29, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Seneca Health Department (Oconee County), 609 North Townville Street, Seneca [EARLY MORNING AND LATE EVENING HOURS]
October 28, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., McCormick County Health Department, 204 Highway 28, McCormick
October 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Pickens County Health Department, 200 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens [SATURDAY HOURS]
October 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Laurens County Health Department, 93 Human Services Road, Laurens [SATURDAY HOURS]
October 31, 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 26 through October 30 (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 26 through October 30 (Daily), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Union Medical Center, 322 West South Street, Union
October 26 through October 30 (Daily), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Old Dodge Dealership, 1035 North Church Street, Spartanburg
October 26 through October 30 (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 26 AND October 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by SELF Regional Healthcare, Greenwood Medical Park, 303 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood
October 27, 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 27, October 30 AND October 31, 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 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by SELF-Regional Healthcare, Presbyterian College, Bailey Stadium, 503 South Broad St., Clinton (Laurens County)
October 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by Carolina Health Centers, Little River Multicultural Complex, 415 Riley Road N., Hodges (Greenwood County)
November 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by Healthy Me Healthy SC, Landrum United Methodist Church, 227 North Howard Ave, Landrum (Spartanburg 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.