CVS Expands Coronavirus Testing In RivCo To Include Kids | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — CVS Health announced Thursday it has expanded its coronavirus testing to include children 12 and older at its more than 2,000 test sites nationwide. Additionally, the company said it was opening more than 120 new testing sites, including three in Riverside County.

The testing for children begins Friday at the select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations (see below). The COVID-19 tests are no cost to patients with insurance or through a program for the uninsured funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the company said.

“With schools opening across the country, there’s an urgent need to make testing for minors more readily available,” said Troyen Brennan, MD, chief medical officer for CVS Health. “In response, we’ve implemented a system that allows parents or guardians to register and accompany their children for a self-swab test close to home.”

CVS Health said it has expanded its network of independent third-party lab partners in an effort to help improve turnaround time for the delivery of test results. The majority of test results from specimens collected at CVS test sites across the country will generally be available within two to three days, according to the company.

The three new CVS testing locations in Riverside County are:

  • 1322 West Sixth Street, Corona
  • 11950 De Palma Road, Corona
  • 2091 East Lakeshore Drive, Lake Elsinore

Additionally, the following Riverside County CVS test sites are open:

  • 82-270 Highway 111, Indio
  • 49980 Jefferson Street, Indio
  • 42150 A Jackson Street, Indio
  • 68010 Vista Chino, Cathedral City
  • 84010 Avenue 50, Coachella
  • 44075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta
  • 425 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs
  • 42520 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
  • 6840 Lincoln Avenue, Riverside
  • 491 East Alessandro Boulevard, Riverside
  • 26180 Iris Avenue, Moreno Valley
  • 23743 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta
  • 23791 Washington Avenue, Murrieta
  • 102 South Sanderson Road, San Jacinto
  • 31771 Rancho California Road, Temecula
  • 30736 Benton Road, Winchester
  • 2400 River Road, Corona
  • 1101 Hidden Valley Parkway, Norco
  • 14220 Schleisman Road, Eastvale
  • 1299 E. Ontario Ave, Corona

Click here to see all nationwide CVS testing sites.

Patients must register in advance at to schedule an appointment for testing. A parent or legal guardian must complete the on-line registration for all minor patients, and patients 12 – 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when they come to be tested. Parents or guardians seeking testing for children under the age of 12 should consult with a pediatrician to identify appropriate testing options, the company stated.

When arriving for testing, patients are asked to follow signage or the instructions of the staff onsite. Procedures vary by location and patients may be directed to stay in their cars and proceed to either the pharmacy drive-thru window or a parking space or tent located in the parking lot or, in very limited locations, to enter a CVS store. Patients will be provided with a test kit and given instructions, and a CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process.

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