Rite Aid has opened 39 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in eight states, bringing its total testing footprint to more than 300 locations. The new sites in California, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Virginia bring the retailer’s total sites — which offer free testing in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services — to 303.
All new locations will use self-swab nasal tests that are overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. They will operate Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The nasal swab tests are available for all adults, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing virus symptoms in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Patients must be 18 years old or older and pre-register online to schedule a timeslot for testing.
Rite Aid partners with Verily and its Baseline COVID-19 Testing Program to offer screening, schedule and return results. Testing is conducted by BioReference Labs and clinical oversight it provided by PWNHealth.