Lexington Medical Center is offering free, drive-through COVID-19 testing each weekday at a fixed site.
The screenings are taking place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 139 Summerplace Drive in West Columbia. No physician orders are required and people do not have to have symptoms, but appointments are required.
To schedule an appointment, visit LexMed.com/CovidTest. A separate appointment must be made for each individual in a vehicle wanting to be tested.
Testing involves a six-inch cotton swab placed up both sides of the nose and rotated for about 15 seconds. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is providing kits and processing the testing, according to a news release from Lexington Medical Center.
Results will be available in approximately seven days. Individuals with a positive result will be notified by phone, while those with a negative result will be notified by mail.