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4 Maine CVS Health Locations To Offer Drive-Up Coronavirus Testing

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Rhode Island-based CVS Health will offer tests for COVID-19 at four pharmacy drive-up sites in Maine beginning Friday.

“Each of these drive-thru test locations can conduct up to five tests per hour and up to about 50 per day.” 

CVS spokesperson Joe Goode says the new sites in Augusta, Biddeford, Portland and South Portland will offer self-swab tests processed by an independent third-party lab, with results available in about three days.

Goode says patients will check their eligibility online and schedule an appointment.

“A pharmacists technician who is behind the drive-thru window will provide a test kit and then help patients administer the self-administered swab, and after that, the patient seals the test, all this is done in the car, and drop it in a near-by receptacle and off they go.”

Good says the tests will be covered at no cost, even for those with no insurance. No testing will take place inside the stores, and Good says there are no plans to set up more test sites in Maine. The four new Maine sites are part of the company's effort to open a thousand sites nationwide by the end of May.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.