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Rite Aid unveils point-of-care testing in Michigan

Rite Aid is offering diagnostic testing for strep and a combination of COVID-19/flu tests in 250 stores in Michigan.

With flu and respiratory illnesses expected to increase during fall and winter months, Rite Aid is making diagnostic testing easier for Michigan customers with rapid point-of-care testing now available at all stores throughout the state.

Point-of-care testing provides customers with rapid turnaround of test results combined with onsite prescriptions for those who test positive for strep and flu to ensure people can start treatments as soon as possible.

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Rite Aid Michigan pharmacies serve as a one-stop care destination, where customers can receive reliable diagnostic testing for Strep A as well as a combined Flu A and B and COVID-19 test.

No appointment is necessary, and customers can register online or walk into their local store. Testing is available for customers ages four and older and treatment options are available at the pharmacy.

“Quick and easy diagnostic testing is critical to help customers get the appropriate care and medications they need to get well,” said Tom Giglio, director of clinical and pharmacy services at Rite Aid. “We are pleased to improve ease of access by providing convenient point-of-care testing to our customers across 250 stores in Michigan.”

Testing cost varies depending on insurance coverage.

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Rite Aid said that it plans to expand point-of care testing to other states in compliance with state regulations and training requirements.

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