COVID-19 Testing

ON CAMPUS TESTING

Currently the College of Charleston has on campus COVID-19 testing scheduled for Nov. 4, Nov. 17 and Nov. 23. Students, faculty and staff should come with their driver's license, cougar card and insurance card. Please note that the College will cover the cost of testing at these events for students without insurance.

OPTIONS FOR GETTING TESTED

LOCAL SC DRIVE-UP TESTING SITES

For a list of testing locations in South Carolina, please visit SC DHEC’s website at scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-screening-testing-sites

LOCAL RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING

Name Phone Address Hours Details
Healthfirst (843) 300-3355 1115 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 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
Rapid COVID-19 Results (843) 989-8378 1560 Ashley River Road
(behind International Church of God)
Monday - Thursday 9am – 5pm
Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(NOT OPEN ON WEEKENDS)
No appointment or doctors order needed
Will not include a doctor’s visit—this is a testing only site
Cannot Uber or take a taxi to this site
Rapid antigen and Rapid PCR
Same day results, usually within 4 hours
$199 cash, credit or debit only – no insurance taken
MEDcare Express Urgent Care: West Ashley (843) 793-6093 1850 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. -8:00 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 8:00 a.m. -8:00 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 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 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, 8:00am – 8:00pm;
Also available After 8pm 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, 8:00am – 8:00pm;
Also available After 8pm 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 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.