PITTSBURGH —The Department of Health announced this afternoon that beginning Wednesday, August 5, various Walmart locations across the state will begin providing drive-thru testing for residents.
When we established our testing strategy, we wanted testing to be accessible, available and adaptable and we are working to meet that challenge. Anyone who believes they are in need of a COVID-19 test and meet testing criteria can get tested today in Pennsylvania,” said Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.
Nine new drive-thru testing sites will launch on August 5. There is no testing in stores. These sites will be open weekly to test up to 50 registered patients. Registration is required one day in advance. The following drive-thru testing sites will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Wednesday, August 5th:
- Walmart Supercenter pharmacy drive-thru, 355 Walmart Drive, Uniontown, PA
- Walmart Supercenter pharmacy drive-thru, 2601 Macarthur Rd Relocation, Whitehall, PA
- Walmart Supercenter pharmacy drive-thru, 2010 Village Center Dr, Tarentum, PA
- Walmart Supercenter pharmacy drive-thru, 134 Daniel Kendall, West Brownsville, PA
The following drive-thru testing sites will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. starting Wednesday, August 5th:
- Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 20245 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA
- Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 200 Kocher Lane, Elizabethville, PA
- Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 50 Newberry Parkway, Etters, PA
- Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1355 E Lehman St, Lebanon, PA
- Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 100 Chippewa Town Center, Beaver Falls, PA
These nine new sites are in addition to existing Walmart drive-thru sites in Clarion, State College, New Castle and Edinboro. The most updated testing sites and information is available on the Department of Healths website
As the pandemic continues, it is imperative that we shift testing sites to communities with increasing demand. If the need for testing in additional communities arises, we will re-evaluate our site locations, said Dr. Levine.
After testing, residents are required to return home and self-isolate. If your symptoms worsen while you are waiting for your test results, talk to your doctor. If you experience a medical emergency, please seek immediate care.
The Department of Health is partnering with Quest Diagnostics to process the tests. At this time, the tests are being provided at no cost to Pennsylvanians. Patients will create an account on Quests patient portal
and answer some eligibility questions to determine if they meet the criteria to get tested.
Once a patient is registered, they will be notified of a testing location within a 50-mile radius of them with available appointment times. The patient will schedule an appointment time, print a voucher and bring the voucher to the location with them to their appointment. Patients will be notified of their test results via email. The average turnaround time for patients to receive their test results is seven or more days
. Physicians will call any patient who has a positive test result.