Drive-Through Respiratory Specimen Collection Site For COVID-19

Last Updated:10/30/2020

MUSC Health is offering free virtual care consultations and screenings to anyone located in South Carolina who is experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms. Both new and existing patients can visit MUSC.CARE and enter the promo code COVID19. There are no age restrictions on who can be screened, meaning both adult and pediatric patients can be screened through the online platform. Following a referral for testing, you will be contacted within 24 hours to schedule an appointment for specimen collection.

As an extension of the MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care online platform, patients who need specimen collection for possible respiratory illness or “COVID-19-like” symptom screening will now have access to the MUSC Health Florence Medical Center’s drive-through respiratory specimen collection site.

Patients with specimen collection orders and a scheduled appointment will visit the drive-through collection site. MUSC Health staff, wearing appropriate CDC-recommended personal protective equipment, will quickly collect specimens from only those patients who have testing orders to be screened.

Collection Site Locations:

MUSC Health Florence Rehabilitation Center, 121 East Cedar Street in Florence
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

MUSC Health Marion Medical Center, 2829 E. Highway 76 in Mullins
Monday through Friday,  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Although online screening is free, it is important to note that specimen collection available at the drive-through site and subsequent laboratory processing will be billed to the patients’ insurance providers or considered self-pay. As always, patients can access the MUSC Health financial assistance team if they encounter difficulties or barriers to payment. Prior to arrival at the collection site, patients will receive information about collection and testing procedures when they schedule their appointment.

Please arrive in an enclosed vehicle, not a motorcycle or convertible with non-closing top, at the appointed time. After your collection is tested and results processed, you will be notified of a positive or negative result. If you have immediate health concerns and wish to speak to a medical professional, MUSC recommends a virtual care visit to speak to a provider online.