Dorchester County Partners with MUSC Health to Offer Mobile COVID-19 Testing

Dorchester County and MUSC Health have partnered to offer mobile COVID-19 testing at Gahagan Park (184 West Boundary Street, between Lincolnville Road and Gahagan Road) in Summerville.

Drive-thru testing will be available (weather permitting) every Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am to noon, beginning Tuesday, August 4th through Tuesday, September 29th.

Note: Testing scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th may be canceled due to possible effects from Tropical Storm Isaias.

Currently, all insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the full cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information will be processed during testing. Co-pays or deductibles will not be charged. All patients will be served regardless of their ability to pay.

"We chose Gahagan Park because of its central location and accessibility for residents of Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston Counties,” Dorchester County Council Chairman George Bailey said. “Our response to COVID-19 continues to be a team effort. I would like to thank the Summerville Parks Department for the use of Gahagan Park and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and Summerville Police for on-site traffic control during testing.”

MUSC Health reminds the public of the following:

  • Individuals who have been exposed, but remain asymptomatic, do not require COVID-19 testing.
  • Similarly, individuals who have had COVID-19 do not require a “test of cure”; instead, they should follow DHEC guidance on resuming normal activity based on resolution of symptoms.
  • For individuals who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 after 14 or more days, MUSC Health strongly encourages these individuals to seek antibody (blood) testing as a means to detect past infection. There are no lab critical issues regarding antibody testing.

They ask for the public’s understanding and patience as they respond as best they can to external factors beyond the health system’s control.

www.DorchesterCountySC.gov/covid19 remains the central information hub for all COVID-19 updates. Residents are also encouraged to follow Dorchester County Government on Facebook and Twitter.

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