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.
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