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CVS Health offering free, rapid COVID-19 testing on South Side
--From a press release
2020-11-11

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CHICAGO, Ill., November 10, 2020 — Together with the New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church and Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates, CVS Health is launching rapid COVID-19 testing at the Chicago Baptist Institute. CVS pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation, which will be available at no cost to patients.

"I applaud the initiative of New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church, Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates, and CVS Health in launching rapid COVID-19 testing at the Chicago Baptist Institute," said Congressman Danny K. Davis. "The partners in this effort have taken the prescription of our health scientists and doctors for more testing and more targeted testing and put it into action. It is precisely through these outreaches that we will be able to suppress the coronavirus until a vaccine becomes widely available next year."

Testing at the Chicago Baptist Institute, 5120 S. King Dr., will be open to the public by appointment. Patients will need to pre-register in advance by calling 844-826-2838 to schedule a time slot to come to the center for testing.

"As we work to increase access to COVID-19 testing, a critical part of our strategy is increasing access for underserved communities," said Vice President, Community Health and Chief Community Health Officer, CVS Health, Dr. Garth Graham. "Working with partners like the New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church and Peer Plus allows us to tap into the network of these trusted community organizations to further expand testing in areas of greatest need."

More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic is available at the company's frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.

About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. We're evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that's in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings — from HealthHUB® locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions — are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com .


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