By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Five Pittsburgh-area Walmart locations will start offering drive-thru coronavirus testing.READ MORE: College Towns Plan To Challenge Results Of 2020 Census
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Monday nine Walmarts across the state will start offering testing for residents in areas where there’s a need for sites.
The Walmarts on Walmart Drive in Uniontown, Village Center Drive in Tarentum and Daniel Kendall Drive in West Brownsville will launch test sites through the pharmacy drive-thru on Wednesday, Aug. 5. These sites will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) August 3, 2020
The Walmarts on Route 19 in Cranberry and the Chippewa Town Center in Beaver Falls will start running test sites in their parking lots on Aug. 5. These sites will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.READ MORE: WWE Returns To Pittsburgh This Holiday Season
The health department says the new sites will open weekly to test up to 50 registered patients. Registration is required one day in advance.
At this time, the tests are being provided at no cost to Pennsylvanians. If you want to get a test, you’ll have to sign up through Quest’s patient portal.
“We appreciate the hard work done by health systems, pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), medical clinics and other entities that are providing testing for COVID-19 across Pennsylvania,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Free Tickets Available Thursday For Pittsburgh's Drive-In Movie Night
“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.”