June 2, 2020

CVS Opens 13 Additional COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Sites Across CT, Includes One in East Lyme

CVS is opening 13 additional COVID-19 drive-thru test sites across the state on Friday. One is at the CVS Pharmacy in East Lyme. Photo courtesy of CVS.

HARTFORD – (from a press release issued by Gov. Lamont’s office) CVS opened 13 new COVID-19 test sites Friday at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations in Connecticut.  One of the test sites is in East Lyme at the CVS Pharmacy at 15 Chesterfield Road. These test sites come in addition to the 12 locations the company previously opened in the state on May 15, making a total of 25 sites across the state.

These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and will be available to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines.

Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment. Upon arriving for their appointment, patients must stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window, where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions.

A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly. Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.

The  other 12 new CVS Health test sites in Connecticut that will open tomorrow (Friday, May 22) include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 81 North Street, Bristol, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 292 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 47 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 16 Main Street, East Hartford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1770 Kings Highway, Fairfield, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1657 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 690 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 57 Providence Pike, Putnam, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 229 Hope Street, Stamford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1938 West Main Street, Stamford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2005 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 355 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT

The 12 previously announced CVS Health test sites that opened May 15 include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7 Durant Avenue, Bethel, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 905 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3514 Main Street, Coventry, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 54 East High Street, East Hampton, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 875 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2639 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1057 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 479 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 150 Washington Street, Hartford, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 323 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 525 Buckland Street, South Windsor, CT
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1 Hawley Lane, Stratford, CT

Governor Lamont said,“CVS Health has been a significant partner in Connecticut’s efforts to increase COVID-19 testing, and I appreciate their willingness to work with our administration on expanding these locations so that we can make testing more accessible and convenient for our residents, particularly within the hardest hit communities.”

For additional information from CVS Health, visit www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

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