Walmart to open six new COVID-19 testing sites in Hampton Roads on June 16

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 07:18:00-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Drive-thru testing locations for COVID-19 will open on Tuesday, June 16, at the drive-thru pharmacy windows of six Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Hampton Roads.

The new locations are at:

  • 475 Kempsville Road in Chesapeake
  • 673 Cedar Road in Chesapeake
  • 117 Marketplace Drive in Hampton,
  • 11214 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News
  • 3350 E. Princess Anne Road in Norfolk
  • 1832 Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach

The sites are open Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. You must be 18 years of age to be tested.

The testing site will require an appointment through Quest’s online portal and app which will screen and schedule appointments for those individuals that meet medical eligibility for the testing sites.

Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and a self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test sites are not available to those who walk up.

Walmart says that the sites will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose on-site while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru sites.

The sites will be staffed by Walmart pharmacists and associates, however, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.

Quest Diagnostics will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health. Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please call Quest’s dedicated COVID-19 line at 866-448-7719, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing in Hampton Roads during this time,” said Brooke Mueller, Walmart Public Affairs Director. “We are grateful to our pharmacists and associates who are supporting these testing sites, and to Quest Diagnostics and local officials as we work together to open the site and help our community.”