COVID-19 Testing

Mandatory COVID-19 testing protocols for students are in place for spring 2021.

2021 Campus Testing Dates: 

Located at Stern Center on the corner of Glebe and George streets.

Wednesday 4.14.21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - DHEC, open to students, faculty, staff, families and the greater Charleston community

Monday 4.19.21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - MUSC, open to students, faculty and staff

Tuesday 4.27.21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - DHEC, open to students, faculty, staff, families and the greater Charleston community

Monday 5.3.21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - MUSC, open to students, faculty and staff

Tuesday 5.4.21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - DHEC, open to students, faculty, staff, families and the greater Charleston community

Wednesday 5.5.21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - MUSC, open to students, faculty and staff


South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)Scan the below QR Code to begin registration for testing with SCHEC. 

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Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC): Check pre-registration with MUSC to see if tests are available on campus.

Testing Protocol:

This spring, the College will host weekly testing events in partnership with the MUSC and SCDHEC. Students who live in university housing, utilize campus services, attend class in person and/or work on campus will need to be tested if selected by the College to participate. Participation will be mandatory, and for those students selected who do not comply, their Cougar Card access will be suspended until they have been tested. Please note that students may apply for an exemption; the form will be included in the email announcing the mandatory testing.
 
With increased testing, combined with our current health and safety protocols inside and outside of the classroom as outlined in our Back on the Bricks plan, we hope to create and sustain an environment that allows our students to have an enriching college experience and keep them on track for their academic goals.  

LOCAL SC DRIVE-UP TESTING SITES

For a list of testing locations in South Carolina, please visit SC DHEC’s website.

LOCAL RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING

Name Phone Address Hours Details
Healthfirst 843.300.3355 1115 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
Monday- Sunday
8 a.m.–8 p.m.
A doctor’s visit is required but no appointment is necessary
Rapid Antigen Test (results in 15 min) and PCR test (results in 2-3 days). Type of test determined at provider’s discretion
Cost can vary depending upon patient insurance
MEDcare Express Urgent Care: West Ashley 843.793.6093 1850 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
Monday-Sunday
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
A doctor’s visit is required but no appointment is necessary
MEDcare provides: Rapid Antigen Test (results in 15-30 min) and PCR test (results in 3-5 days). Type of test determined at provider’s discretion
If symptomatic, the test is no charge through The Cares Act.
An insurance co-pay is required for the doctor visit.
Price without insurance is $125-175.00 depending upon test ordered
$125.00 and symptoms.
MEDcare Express Urgent Care: North Charleston 843.552.3629 8720 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC 29420
Monday-Sunday
8 a.m. -8 p.m.
A doctor’s visit is required but no appointment is necessary
MEDcare provides: Rapid Antigen Test (results in 15-30 min) and PCR test (results in 3-5 days). Type of test determined at provider’s discretion
If symptomatic, the test is no charge through The Cares Act.
An insurance co-pay is required for the doctor visit.
Price without insurance is $125-175.00 depending upon test ordered
$125.00 and symptoms.

Near Campus

Name Phone Address Hours Details
Access Healthcare 843.853.8870 235 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Monday- Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
After hours by appointment
Call ahead for scheduling
PCR nasal swab test (2 day results): $55 pay at time of visit during normal business hours; after hours tests are $155.
Antibody tests are $100.
Rapid antigen tests. Results in 15 min. Cost $135
(Visit paperwork provided for patients to file for insurance on their own)
Access Urgent Care 843.853.8870 235 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Every day, Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.– 8 p.m.;
Also available After 8 p.m. if call ahead before arrival.
Fetter Health Care 843.722.4112
After hours 843.727.2873 calls will be forwarded to an on-call provider
51 Nassau Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Every day, Monday-Sunday, 8a.m.– 8p.m.;
Also available After 8 p.m. if call ahead before arrival.
Call ahead for scheduling
SHS can assist with scheduling or students can visit https://www.fetterhealthcare.org/ If students have access to a car they can go to other testing sites off of the peninsula https://www.fettercovid19screening.org/charleston-county
Renew Medical and IV Spa 843.800.8110 442 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Open Monday-Friday
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

PCR send out 2 days for results
Additional fee may be required for test

Free Saliva Testing Kits

Free Saliva Testing Kits are now available in all county health departments. Those interested may go to their local health department to receive a kit to take home. The kit provides instructions on collecting the saliva and includes an envelope to mail to the lab. Results generally will be returned within 48-72 hours after being mailed but may vary depending on mail time or volume of tests the lab receives. Please call your local health department first as there may be a limited supply of these kits. Questions? Call the DHEC Care Line at 1.855.472.3432

COVID Testing Mailed to the Home

Pixel
Mail-in test requested online:
https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/
May be no cost if patient symptomatic
Results in 3-4 days

Dottie’s Pharmacy
Type of test(s): Rapid Test or Send-out PCR
Location: 25 Folly Road, Charleston, SC–James IslandRoper Building near Duke’s BBQ -past Folly and MaybankDrive up testing
Appt required: No
Cost: $75 for rapid test and $150 for PCR
Results in:Rapid –within 15 minutes, Send-out PCR results –24 hours
How to access:Complete form at https://dotspharmacy.com/or call 843.501.9500.
This is a mail-in test that you can request online, collect your own sample, and then mail to a lab for processing.