MUSC Health COVID-19 Testing & Lab Options

Charleston: Schedule Test Now

Online self-scheduling is available for two COVID-19 testing locations in the Charleston area:

Charleston Airport Drive-Through Testing (No Appointment Needed)

  • Charleston International Airport
    5500 International Boulevard
    Parking Lot B
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    Standard Testing (PCR) Hours: Sunday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Saturday.
    Rapid Testing Hours: Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
    For rapid testing only: Pre-registration is encouraged

Columbia-Area Walkup Sites (No Appointment Necessary)

  • MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast
    120 Gateway Corporate Blvd.
    Columbia, SC 29203
    Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center
    (Underneath awning to the right of Emergency Department entrance)
    1315 Roberts St.
    Camden, SC 29020
    Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • MUSC Elgin Urgent Health
    40 Pinnacle Pkwy.
    Elgin, SC 29045
    Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • MUSC Health Columbia Downtown
    2709 Laurel St
    Columbia, SC 29204
    Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • MUSC Health Urgent Care Elgin Medical Pavilion
    40 Pinnacle Parkway
    Elgin, SC 29045
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other Testing Sites (Referral Required)

Note: All locations listed below require a referral for testing. To receive a referral, please complete a virtual care screening.

MUSC Health testing sites:

  • MUSC Health Marion
    2829 E Highway 76
    Mullins, SC 29574. 
    Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m.
  • MUSC Health Lancaster
    1010 North Woodland Drive
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • MUSC Health Florence Medical Center
    1580 Freedom Boulevard
    Florence, SC 29505
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Note: This is a drive-through site. Patients will remain in their vehicles as testing is completed.

MUSC Health partner sites:

  • Doctors Care Congaree
    701 Congaree Road 
    Greenville, SC 29607
  • Hampton Regional Medical Center
    595 W Carolina Avenue
    Varnville, SC 29944
  • Tidelands Health
    Tidelands Health Medical Park South Building
    4367 Riverwood Drive
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Tidelands Health Family Medicine
    1075 North Fraser Street
    Georgetown SC 29440

If you need assistance scheduling a COVID-19 test, please call our COVID-19 help line at 843-876-7227. The help line is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week. The COVID-19 help line cannot provide you with test results. 

How do I get my COVID-19 test results?

Free COVID-19 Screening

If you are currently experiencing a possible respiratory illness or “COVID-19-like” symptoms, please access the MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care online platform. Use the promo code “COVID19” for a free screening.

Virtual Urgent Care online platform tip sheet (PDF).


While the screening is free, specimen collections and subsequent laboratory processing will be billed to the patients’ insurance provider or considered self-pay. The MUSC Health financial assistance team is available to patients encountering difficulties with payment.

As MUSC continues to monitor COVID-19, testing, locations and schedules are subject to change. 

MUSC Health Preoperative patients

If you are an MUSC Health patient with an upcoming procedure, you may be asked to complete COVID-19 testing prior to your scheduled appointment. An MUSC Health care team member will contact you directly to coordinate the details of this process and where to go for testing based on your specific case.

Antibody Testing (via blood specimen)

This is often referred to as a serology test, immunity test or immune test. It determines whether you have developed antibodies to Sars-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Individuals who wish to be tested can use MUSC Virtual Urgent Care to complete a COVID-19 (coronavirus) visit. Select “yes” on the additional information question and enter #covidimmunity in the comments section. Virtual Care will determine eligibility for serologic testing. Eligible candidates will be prompted through MUSC MyChart to visit a designated lab for a blood draw. Testing is available at select locations in the Charleston, Florence and Lancaster divisions. While test results are guaranteed within 36 hours, many results will be available in MyChart within 12 hours. 

For Travelers

Some travel companies, including airlines and cruise lines, and travel destinations, including many foreign countries, now require proof of a negative COVID-19 test before travel or arrival. Please check with your airline or cruise line, travel agent, or destination country’s government to verify what type of test is required. MUSC Health uses PCR testing at most locations.