COVID-19 in the Upstate
We live in times where lack of information is rarely an issue. The ubiquity of news outlets and social media place us on the receiving end of a never ending stream of data; facts that we need to make sense of and apply to our lives. This is especially true of the daily (and sometimes hourly) developments on the global impact of the Coronavirus. And, as much as we may want to, this information hits so close to home that we can’t ignore it. We’re all sadly aware of the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases here in the Upstate.
Our mission at The Haro Group is for our work to help the communities that God has placed us in THRIVE! We hurt when our communities hurt, so we want to serve in the ways that we can with the resources we have. As local experts, we know that one of the headlines that may not have made it through the din of new COVID-19 reports is that numerous Upstate locations are offering FREE testing for COVID-19.
Free Testing Resources
If you, or someone you know is concerned about having potentially been directly exposed to COVID-19, or if you’re experiencing any of its related symptoms, Prisma Health has established community testing facilities on select dates that will test and provide you with results regardless of your ability to pay. See all current available dates and sites below.
Additionally, there are dozens of other locations that provide screening and testing both locally and statewide. At the SCDHEC site below, you can find a COVID-19 test site near you. You can filter by county, city, and type of testing site, including in-person visit, virtual consult, or drive-through. Many of these require some combination of a doctor referral, an appointment made in advance, and evidence based testing (testing of patients actively exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms).
As a reminder: WE ARE NOT MEDICAL EXPERTS. If you have specific questions about symptoms or treatments, the best course of action is ALWAYS to consult your medical provider. Thanks for reading, and we hope you all stay safe and healthy.