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CVS Health offering drive-thru self-testing starting Friday

Posted at 8:04 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 11:04:15-04

CVS Health is opening 5 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Nevada.

These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and deliver on the company’s commitment to establish 1,000 locations across the country by the end of May as originally announced on April 27. These new test sites help enable a goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month, subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity.

More than half of the company’s 1,000 test sites will serve communities with the greatest need for support, as measured by the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index [svi.cdc.gov]. The index tracks a variety of census variables including poverty, lack of access to transportation, and crowded housing that may weaken a community’s ability to prepare for and recover from hazardous events like natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

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Self-swab tests will be available to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com beginning May 29 to schedule an appointment. Patients will be required to stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window, where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions, and a CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly. Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.


Testing will not take place inside any retail locations, and CVS Pharmacy, HealthHUB and MinuteClinic will continue to serve customers and patients.

The new testing sites in Nevada include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3290 South Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • CVS Pharmacy, 7285 South Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8116 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89123
  • CVS Pharmacy, 55 Damonte Ranch Parkway, Reno, NV 89521
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1695 Robb Drive, Reno, NV 89523

A complete list of CVS Pharmacy drive-thru test sites can be found here.