CVS Announces New Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Centers In Ann Arbor, Southfield, Farmington Hills, More

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May 28, 2020 - 9:08 am
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(WWJ) CVS Health announced the company will open 10 new COVID-19 test sites across metro Detroit beginning Friday, May 29, at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations.

Overall, 16 sites will open throughout Michigan, including:

 

The new testing sites in Michigan include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2100 West Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1700 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5757 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton, MI 48116
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1402 W. 14 Mile, Clawson, MI 48017
  • CVS Pharmacy, 39350 Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48167
  • CVS Pharmacy, 33021 Garfield Road, Fraser, MI 48066
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1550 Lake Drive Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • CVS Pharmacy, 17120 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
  • CVS Pharmacy, 240 M.A.C., East Lansing, MI 48823
  • CVS Pharmacy, 21777 21 Mile Road, Macomb Township, MI 48044
  • CVS Pharmacy, 720 General Motors Road, Milford, MI 48381
  • CVS Pharmacy, 44300 5 Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168
  • CVS Pharmacy, 46960 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby, MI 48317
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2115 Twenty-Five Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316
  • CVS Pharmacy, 30920 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48076
  • CVS Pharmacy, 100 West Maple Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390

CVS said the locations are focused on communities of color. "Recognizing how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted underserved areas and communities of color, more than half of the 1,000 test sites opening at CVS Pharmacy locations will serve communities with the greatest need for support, as measured by the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index," the company said in its announcement.

 

“This is great news for our families, our businesses, and the heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic" Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. 'We need to keep working to expand testing, which is why it is crucial that Michiganders who have COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones, or have been in contact with someone who has the virus can get tested,” Governor Whitmer said. “Our partnership with CVS Health is a significant step toward speeding up Michigan’s recovery and getting Michiganders back to a sense of normalcy in their daily lives. We owe it to the real heroes of this crisis — medical workers, first responders and other essential workers — to do what we can to stop the spread of the virus, and CVS is helping us do just that. We will get through this together.”

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.

 

Patients must register in advance at CVS.com beginning Friday, 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.