Rite Aid Expands COVID-19 Testing to Those Without Symptoms

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid will immediately open its free COVID-19 testing sites, including its pharmacy in Girard, to people who are asymptomatic.

Anyone who is 18 or older will be eligible for a diagnostic screening. Registration and scheduling must be completed beforehand at RiteAid.com.

“Opening testing to asymptomatic individuals, as well as providing more locations using our drive-through window, represent important milestones in our response to the pandemic,” said Rite Aid chief operating officer Jim Peters in a statement. “We remain grateful for the daily efforts and sacrifices of our front-line associates who make the continued expansion of our testing possible.”

The pharmacy chain will also add 46 testing sites nationwide on May 11, brining the company’s total to 71. Rite Aid has the capacity to conduct up to 10,000 tests daily across all sites.

Rite Aid has partnered with Verily and will use its Baseline COVID-19 Program to provide screening, scheduling and return of results to participants for Rite Aid testing sites. For drive-up locations, Rite Aid is working with BioReference Laboratories to provide 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’s self-testing parking lot sites are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Testing locations operating through its stores’ drive-thru windows are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.  to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.