Beaufort Memorial (BMH) is hosting free weekly COVID-19 testing events from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the new Beaufort Memorial Okatie Medical Pavilion at 122 Okatie Center Boulevard North.
All testing is on a first-come, first-served basis. A physician’s order is not required. BMH staff will collect test specimens using kits supplied by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which will run all tests through its state laboratory. Participants should expect to receive results within 5 to 7 days after test collection.
The BMH Infection Prevention team will call anyone who tests positive and provide detailed instructions for self-isolation, self-care and home disinfection. Those who test negative will receive a text notification or phone call.
Participants are encouraged to complete and print two copies of the COVID-19 Testing Form ahead of time. Forms are available at BeaufortMemorial.org/FreeCOVID-19TestingEvents, but will also be available onsite.
In addition to the Okatie events, BMH is also offering free testing in Beaufort on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road, directly across from the hospital. The events, in partnership with the DHEC, are part of a statewide effort to provide broad access to testing, especially in rural areas.