How you can get a free covid-19 test
Lexington Medical Center and state health officials are offering free, drive-thru weekday covid-19 testing.
The screenings are Monday – Friday 8 am to 1 pm at 139 Summerplace Drive in West Columbia.
Appointments are required.
Visit LexMed.com/CovidTest to schedule an appointment.
If more than 1 person in a vehicle wants to be tested, a separate appointment must be scheduled.
Community members do not need to have symptoms to be tested and no physician order is required.
Testing involves a nasopharyngeal swab.
A clinician will place a special cotton swab inside both sides of the nose and rotate it for 15 seconds.
The Department of Health & Environmental Control is providing the kits and processing the testing.
Results will be available in about 7 days.
If you have a positive result meaning you have been infected, you will be notified by phone.
If you have a negative result meaning you are uninfected, you will be notified by mail.
Other questions about testing should go to DHEC at www.scdhec.gov or call (803) 898-3432.