MUSC Health sets up COVID-19 testing site in Florence


According to Tonya Brown, WPDE ABC 15 reporter, MUSC Health is setting up a COVID-19 testing site.

"As an extension of MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care online platform (musc.care), patients who need specimen collection for possible respiratory illness or “COVID-19-like” symptom screening will now have access to the MUSC Health Florence Medical Center’s drive-through respiratory specimen collection site. The drive-through site is located at Doctors Care urgent care, 2200 South Irby Street in Florence. Due to pandemics requiring close coordination on a local level, Doctors Care closed one of its Florence centers for the purpose of offering the property to MUSC Health as a collection site, understanding the logistical challenge of erecting such a site in the region on short notice. The Doctors Care center located on Hoffmeyer Road in Florence remains open for its usual services.
Those patients with specimen collection orders and a scheduled appointment will need to follow directional signage for entry into the secured site in the parking lot of Doctors Care’s South Irby location. MUSC Health staff, wearing appropriate CDC-recommended personal protective equipment, will quickly collect specimens from only those patients who have testing orders to be screened as “high risk” for respiratory illness, including possible exposure to COVID-19."

Before one is referred to the testing site, one MUST be screened , and referred before one can be tested.

To be screened, use code COVID19, at this website: https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html

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