New COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens in Moncks Corner

Berkeley County News

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – A new coronavirus drive-thru testing site is now open in Moncks Corner.

The site, which is appointment only, is a joint effort between the Town of Moncks Corner, Fetter Health and Berkeley County.

As of Sunday, there were 45 coronavirus cases in Berkeley County. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s website says the top two places in the county are Goose Creek with 14 cases in 29445 and Moncks Corner with 11 cases in 29461.

State health officials anticipate increasing numbers through at least the end of April.

The drive-thru site has the ability to test 300 patients per day. But to get the tests there, either a doctor must send you to the site or you have to fill out the tele-med form on Fetter’s website, FetterCovid19screening.org.

Patients who visit the site will be assisted by certified health care workers.

“Be prepared but don’t panic,” said Ben Almquist, Berkeley County Dir. of Emergency Management. “We’re going to get through this. There is light at the end of the tunnel- just follow the guidance from your local officials. It’s designed to help you.”

Officials say all samples will be sent to a lab and any positive samples will be sent to the State Health Department.

The testing site is located be in the Market Pavilion near Delta Pharmacy on Main Street and will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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