Walmart opens COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Lubbock - FOX34 Lubbock

Walmart opens COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Lubbock

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The Walmart at 114th and Quaker Ave. has opened a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in its parking lot.

You can only get tested if you're showing symptoms, or a first responder or health care worker.

You must make an appointment online. Starting today, April 23, those eligible for testing can sign up for an appointment via eTrueNorth at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual.

No walk-up screenings will be conducted.

It'll be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

Health care workers or first responders do not have to show symptoms to get tested.

It's a self administered nasal swab, with guidance from a professional. There's no charge for the test.

Details on the Lubbock COVID-19 testing site:

  • The site is open starting April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting, and will test anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms of the virus. In addition, the site is available to all health care workers and first responders, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Appointments will be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.
  • For questions regarding testing, call 800-635-8611.
  • Those being tested will need to stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.
  • The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and then dropped in the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-through site.
  • eTrueNorth will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable Departments of Health.
  • The site will be staffed by volunteers, including Walmart healthcare professionals and eTrueNorth team members.
  • Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.
  • While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.

For everyone’s safety and for the privacy of those being tested, media should not attempt to enter the testing site.

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