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Dare County to host drive-thru COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 4:29 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 16:31:15-04

DARE COUNTY, N.C. - Dare County officials have partnered with Macko Medical Laboratories to host a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Dare County residents.

The first collection event will be held on May 26 starting at 1:30 p.m. at First Flight High School.

Appointments are required and the event will be set up to provide a total of 200 tests.

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services will receive test results from Macko Medical Laboratories and will call those to provide them with their results within 72 hours of the event.

This event is open to permanent residents of Dare County 10-years-old and older.

The event is not free, however individuals with insurance will not incur any out of pocket cost as the COVID-19 test is completely covered, no deductible and no co-pays.

All insurances cover the COVID-19 diagnostic test, including Medicaid and Medicare.

Participants are required to bring a government-issued ID and insurance card.

Macko Medical Laboratories will work with anyone who is uninsured to assist with the cost of testing.

To schedule an appointment, call 252-475-5008.

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