Metier Pharmacy is offering free COVID-19 test collection that began May 12, 2020 in select pharmacies across the U.S. Metier Pharmacy has been successful in streamlining wait times and the testing process and making sure eligible persons are successfully tested.
“We are extremely proud to be a part of this community service. With the pandemic reaching new levels here in Arizona, we want to ensure as many people as possible can be tested”, says J. Randle House, Owner at Metier Pharmacy.
As part of the McKesson Corporation, Health Mart is committed to innovative public and private partnerships to help address the COVID-19 crisis. All Health Mart coronavirus test collection sites can be found at DoINeedACovid19Test.com. The new online portal helps patients make test collection appointments at a nearby location after answering a few simple questions about symptoms.
To sign up for testing, visit www.DoINeedACovid19Test.com
Coronavirus symptoms and tests
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If individuals have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell, they should consider testing. Updated CDC guidelines now recommend testing for people with and without symptoms under certain conditions.
Metier Pharmacy is providing curbside testing options from the safety of a patient’s car. The test is self-administered by the patient with a nasal swab and once the sample kit is sealed, Health Mart staff submit the package to the lab for processing. Results are ready in three to five business days.
Critical community COVID-19 response
With some communities lifting shelter-in-place orders, the need for COVID-19 testing is being answered by frontline healthcare workers like pharmacists. Health Mart has dedicated teams and resources to help provide the highest quality care to those in need.
“We need widespread coronavirus testing now. We all want life to return to normal and one way to help is more COVID-19 testing. We’re proud to serve our community in these efforts to fight this virus,” said Nancy Lyons, chief pharmacist for Health Mart. “Our fearless pharmacists and healthcare heroes are here for you through the coronavirus pandemic.”
COVID-19 test collection location
Metier Pharmacy is providing appointment-based, curbside COVID-19 test collection for pre-screened individuals. The address is 4214 E Indian School Road, Suite 103 Phoenix, AZ 85018.
The website infrastructure for DoINeedACovid19Test.com and laboratory services are provided by eTrueNorth, the U.S.-based healthcare technology company that enables laboratory testing at retail pharmacies. eTrueNorth is a contractor of the HHS.
Metier Pharmacy is an independently owned pharmacy located in Arcadia in the heart of Phoenix. Metier Pharmacy provides everyday prescription services, along with specialty and compounding services.