GREENVILLE, SC—Prisma Health has announced five additional COVID-19 community testing events this week, including one offered in partnership with Benedict College and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The community testing, primarily done in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and state agencies, will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits.
Testing is a priority for Prisma Health, especially providing access to communities that need it the most. Testing at this week’s sites will be provided 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Community partner location
A community collaboration with Benedict College, Charlamagne Tha God and Third Eye Awareness Foundation, AlphaMedia's–Hot 103.9 and The Big DM, Mr. Seafood Restaurant, Nephron Pharmaceuticals and event partners: City of Columbia, Richland County Sheriff’s Dept., City of Columbia Police Dept. and S.C. National Guard.
Prisma Health officials also cautioned that the community testing sites are only intended for free community testing. Physician-ordered testing for patients who already have providers, have completed a Virtual Visit or need pre-surgical testing should take place at hospital-based testing sites as instructed by their providers.
Here is what community members should know about community testing sites:
Additional sites are expected to be announced in the weeks to come. For details of additional sites or to ensure that inclement weather hasn’t affected scheduled drive-through sites, visit PrismaHealth.org/Coronavirus.
About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually. Its goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.