Rite Aid Chambersburg: Free COVID-19 testing expands
Rite Aid Pharmacy is expanding its free COVID-19 testing program through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Effective immediately, no-charge testing at Rite Aid’s existing testing sites will be expanded to individuals 13 years of age and older – regardless of whether the individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic.
The tests are available locally atChambersburg’s Rite Aid store 3609, 415 E. Queen St.,
Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing locations utilize simple self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. They operate Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adult patients must provide government-issued identification. They need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing. Testing will be temporarily unavailable at Rite Aid sites Friday, November 27 and will resume on Saturday, November 28.
Previously, testing was only available to individuals 18 years of age or older. Parents or legal guardians of individuals 13-18 years of age can now create Baseline COVID-19 accounts so their teens may be screened and tested. Parents or legal guardians must provide consent for individuals under 18, show their government issued identification. They will need to be present to supervise the teen during the test.
Essential pandemic response
“We’re proud to continue serving as an essential part of the pandemic response in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Heyward Donigan, president and chief executive officer, Rite Aid. “Continuing to make testing available – and now, to a broader age range – is an important next step in continuing to fight COVID-19.”
Currently operating 301testing sites across 15 states, Rite Aid has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, partnering with Verily and its Baseline COVID-19 Testing Program to provide screening, scheduling and return of results to participants for Rite Aid testing sites.
BioReference Laboratories provides COVID-19 laboratory testing. Clinical oversight is provided by PWNHealth; a national clinician network that enables safe and easy access to diagnostic testing.
Rite Aid will continue to provide regular updates on the company’s progress with COVID-19 testing. A complete list of Rite Aid’s COVID-19 testing sites can be found here.