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August 3, 2020

Help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community by receiving a free COVID-19 test

Free COVID-19 Testing Events

Recognizing the urgent need for expanded COVID-19 testing along the Grand Strand, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has partnered with Tidelands Health and other health care facilities to offer a large-scale community testing program in our region. Free testing events are scheduled at convenient sites throughout the area.

Businesses are encouraged to send their employees to these free COVID-19 testing events. Wait time is usually under one hour at the drive-thru sites.

What You Need to Know

Testing is free and open to everyone ages 2 and older. Pre-screening is not required. Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to give consent for testing. Participants simply drive up to be tested and remain in their car throughout the process.

Specimens from the drive-thru events are sent to DHEC labs for testing, and results are typically available within five business days.

Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. (or while supplies last), NMB Drag Strip, 2001 Star Bluff, Longs (Provider: Careteam Plus Family Health & Specialty Care) 

View List of Free Mobile Testing Sites

What to do if a Team Member Tests Positive

  • How to report COVID-19
    Report immediately a suspected COVID-19 case by contacting SC DHEC at:
    • Office: 843-915-8886
    • Nights/Weekends: 843-915-8845 


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