Rite Aid is growing its COVID-19 testing footprint. The company said it would be opening 99 additional drive-thru sites offering no-charge COVID-19 tests on Dec. 22, which will bring its total testing footprint to 400 sites. With the expansion, Rite Aid will be offering testing in 12 states.
Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid said that like its other sites, the new locations will use self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. The sites will operate Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The company said that its testing is available to anyone 14 years old and older, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms of the virus.
The move follows Rite Aid’s recent expansion of eligibility for its test to anyone 13 years old and older after previously limiting it to patients older than 18.
Rite Aid’s testing has been carried out in partnership with Verily and its baseline COVID-19 testing program to offer screening, scheduling and return of results. BioReference Labs provides the lab testing, with clinical oversight handled by PWN Health.