Prisma Health officials confirmed on Wednesday that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites are being phased out as the hospital system transitions tests to doctor’s offices.
The hospital-based drive-thru testing locations will begin to close on March 26 and will be completely closed by the end of the day on April 9.
According to Prisma Health, the reason for transitioning its testing process is the decreasing rate of COVID-19 in South Carolina.
Patients with COVID-19 symptoms who need medical attention but do not have a Prisma Health primary care physician will be referred to a Prisma Urgent Care site.
The following are the affected testing sites:
- The drive-thru locations at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Laurens County Hospital, and Greer Memorial Hospital will close at the end of the day on Friday.
- Richland Hospital and Tuomey Hospital drive-thru testing locations will close at the end of the day, Friday, April 2.
- The by appointment only Oconee Memorial Hospital testing site, which currently takes place at 105 Omni Dr. Suite B will close at end of the day on Friday, April 9.
Patients can visit the DHEC website or call Prisma Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-833/2-PRISMA for more information or find other testing locations.