Drive-thru COVID-19 test site opens in Edgefield County | News

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is adding a COVID-19 testing facility starting Monday, January 10 in Edgefield County.

The drive-thru testing center will provide nasal swab PCR testing outside of the Edgefield Health Department at 21 Star Road. The facility will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no quick tests or drive-thru antigens.

COVID-19 saliva test kits are also available at the Edgefield Health Department.

DHEC said the site was added to accommodate increased demand due to recent increases in omicron and delta variations.

DHEC also has several testing sites in Aiken County, located at the USCA Convening Center and 222 Beaufort St. SE in Aiken. DHEC also lists an appointment-only CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 testing location in North Augusta on its interactive map.

North Augusta City Administrator Jim Clifford said the city currently does not host any DHEC sponsored sites, but would be open to doing so again if DHEC asks the city for help.

Data reported on Jan.6 showed South Carolina with more than 13,000 new cases at 29.1% positive. The January 6 data is a one-day record for COVID-19 cases in the state.

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DHEC advises those who have not received their test result after 72 hours to contact the DHEC Testing Center at 1-888-697-9004 or send an email to ACC-Testing-CustomerService @ to get their results.

To learn more about COVID-19 testing protocols and vaccinations, visit

Samantha Winn covers the city of North Augusta, with a focus on government and community-based business. Follow her on Twitter: @samanthamwinn and on Facebook and Instagram: @swinnnews.

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