PARMA, Ohio — After announcing the plans on Saturday, Rite Aid launched its free COVID-19 self-swab testing site in Parma Monday morning and announced two new locations in Northeast Ohio.
Located at 5795 State Road, the Parma testing site features self-swab tests that are administered in drive-thru fashion in the parking lot. The tests are overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, according to the company.
A location at 4053 South Main Street in Akron, as well as a location at 713 North State Street in Girard, will launch on Wednesday, April 22.
In order to receive a test at the Ride Aid self-swab testing, individuals must pre-register to determine eligibility. Once deemed eligible, individuals can schedule an appointment on Rite Aid’s website. There are no costs or fees associated with the tests. The company said that it is using CDC guidelines for testing eligibility.
Bryce Norman, regional pharmacy manager at Rite Aid, said they plan to conduct the tests until June, but could extend further based on the development of the virus in Ohio.
Appointments can be made seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Norman said.
Rite Aid has opened multiple testing sites in Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
To learn more about Rite Aid's self-swab testing, click here.