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Rite Aid Opens Two New Covid-19 On-Site Testing Locations in Tri-State Area


Self-Swab Drive-Through Tests Now Available in Waldwick and Valley Cottage

 

CAMP HILL, Pa. (April 16, 2020) - Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites with new locations opening Saturday, in Waldwick, NJ and Valley Cottage, NY, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

In addition to the current self-testing sites in Pennsylvania, Rite Aid has opened two new locations in the tri-state area, at Rite Aid stores located at 60 Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick, and 133 Route 303 in Valley Cottage. The sites will be open for testing 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week and expect to be able to conduct approximately 200 tests each day through on-line appointments.

 

In coordination with HHS, the company expects to have additional drive-up COVID-19 testing locations opening soon at Rite Aid stores in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia.

 

All Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here.

 

The testing will take place in each store's parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart.

 

Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.

 

Rite-Aid has partnered with Verily, and will use its Baseline COVID-19 Program to provide screening, scheduling, and return of results to participants for Rite-Aid testing sites.

 

Rite Aid also selected BioReference Laboratories to provide COVID-19 laboratory testing to all drive-up locations with the goal of flattening the curve through accessible diagnostic testing. Clinical oversight for the COVID-19 testing program is provided by PWNHealth, a national clinician network that enables safe and easy access to diagnostic testing.

 

Rite Aid will continue to provide regular updates on the company's progress with COVID-19 testing.

 

About Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid Corporation is on the front lines of delivering healthcare services and retail products to more than 1.6 million Americans daily. Our pharmacists are uniquely positioned to engage with customers and improve their health outcomes. We provide an array of whole being health products and services for the entire family through over 2,400 retail pharmacy locations across 18 states. Through EnvisionRxOptions, we provide pharmacy benefits and services to approximately 4 million members nationwide. For more information, www.riteaid.com.

 

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