Rite Aid continues to expand Covid-19 testing sites with 11 new locations opening Wednesday, April 22, in Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Now spanning eight states and 24 store locations, all of Rite Aid’s self-testing sites will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week and expect to be able to conduct approximately 200 tests each day through online appointments. In total, Rite Aid will have the capacity to conduct nearly 5,000 tests daily across all locations.
New Rite Aid Covid-19 self-swab testing site locations opening Wednesday, April 22, are:
- Dover, Delaware: 200 Pharmacy Drive in Smyrna;
- Boise, Idaho: 3250 S. Eagle Road in Meridian;
- Grand Rapids, Michigan: 5995 Kalamazoo Avenue, SE in Kentwood;
- Saginaw, Michigan: 4598 State Street;
- Central, New Jersey: 31 Mule Road in Toms River;
- Albany, New York: 1863 Central Avenue in Colonie;
- Akron, Ohio: 4053 South Main Street;
- Youngstown, Ohio: 713 North State Street in Girard;
- Erie, Pennsylvania: 5430 Peach Street;
- Scranton, Pennsylvania: 20 South River Street in Plains; and
- Virginia Beach, Virginia: 2293 Upton Drive.
All Rite Aid drive-up Covid-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The testing will take place in each store’s parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart.
Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.
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.
Rite Aid also selected BioReference Laboratories to provide Covid-19 laboratory testing to all drive-up locations with the goal of flattening the curve through accessible diagnostic testing.
Clinical oversight for the Covid-19 testing program is provided by PWNHealth, a national clinician network.
Rite Aid will continue to provide regular updates on the company’s progress with Covid-19 testing.