CVS Health Adding 23 New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Sites in Georgia Bringing Total to 46

By May 29 the company will have opened 1,000 locations nationwide.

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CVS Health on Friday, May 29, is opening 23 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Georgia (addresses follow below).

The additional test sites join 23 locations that previously opened in Georgia, bringing the total in the state to 46.

These new sites will utilize self-swab tests, and bring CVS Health’s total sites nationwide to 1,000 with the ability to process up to 1.5 million tests per month.

“CVS Health has been at the forefront of helping our nation scale-up COVID-19 testing capabilities, and we’re proud to meet our goal of establishing 1,000 testing sites in communities across the country,” Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO, CVS Health, said in a press release Thursday.

“Opening access to testing to more locations using our drive-thru window represents an important milestone in our response to the pandemic. We remain grateful for the daily efforts and sacrifices of our front-line colleagues who make the continued expansion of our testing possible.”

More than half of the company’s 1,000 test sites will serve communities with the greatest need for support, as measured by the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index.

The index tracks a variety of census variables including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing that may weaken a community’s ability to prepare for and recover from hazardous events like natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

Self-swab tests will be available to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines.

Patients must register in advance at beginning Friday, May 29 to schedule an appointment. 

Patients will be required to stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window, where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions, and a CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly.

Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.

Testing will not take place inside any retail locations, and CVS Pharmacy, HealthHUB and MinuteClinic will continue to serve customers and patients.

The additional new testing sites in Georgia include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 10710 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • CVS Pharmacy, 795 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1455 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3435 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2350 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1610 Mount Vernon Road, Atlanta, GA 30338
  • CVS Pharmacy, 439 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2237 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3221 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1520 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3231 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30909
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2703 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30909
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2559 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta, GA 30906
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1622 S. Lumpkin Road, Columbus, GA 31903
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4561 River Road, Columbus, GA 31904
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8139 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA 30236
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1802 Roanoke Road, LaGrange, GA 30420
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1187 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4080 Bloomfield Road, Macon, GA 31206
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2098 Highway 20 West, McDonough, GA 30253
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2720 Highway 42 North, McDonough, GA 30253
  • CVS Pharmacy, 712 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2205 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA 31602

A complete list of CVS Pharmacy drive-thru test sites can be found here.

More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including support for health care providers and clinicians facing financial and administrative strain, is available at the company’s frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.

[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak