McLeod Health to offer free mobile COVID-19 testing


McLeod Health and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have partnered to host a COVID-19 mobile testing clinic in Clarendon County. Prescreening is not required, and specimen collection is free. Patients will be contacted within seventy-two hours with the results of their test. 

The event will be held at the St. Paul Elementary School, 9297 Alex Harvin Highway, Summerton, SC 29148 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“We are pleased to be able to offer increased access to COVID-19 testing to those in our community,” said Rachel Gainey, McLeod Health Clarendon Administrator. “Testing asymptomatic individuals without known exposure our hope is to better understand the extent of COVID-19 in our area and to help stop the spread in our communities”. 

Other partners include Hope Health, Clarendon School District 1, Clarendon County Administration, Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Department, Mayor of Summerton Mac Bagnal, Mayor of Manning Julia Nelson, South Carolina Department of Transportation, South Carolina National Guard, South Carolina Army National Guard, and South Carolina Air National Guard. 

“Dedicated to serving the needs of patients from the Midlands to coast, we value our community partners as we work together to meet the needs of this community,” stated Gainey. “Our organizations share the same goal of the highest level of excellence in health care to those in our region.”

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About McLeod Health

Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not for profit organization supported by the strength of approximately 750 members on its medical staff and more than 2,000 registered nurses. McLeod Health is also composed of more than 8,200 employees and approximately 90 physician practices throughout its 18-county service area. With seven hospitals, McLeod Health operates three Health and Fitness Centers, a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, a Behavioral Health Center, Hospice, and Home Health Services. The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Darlington, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris, McLeod Health Seacoast, McLeod Health Cheraw and McLeod Health Clarendon. Additionally, McLeod Health has an expansive outpatient medical complex in Carolina Forest offering emergency medicine, primary care, specialty care and outpatient rehabilitation services. 


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