Free, drive-thru COVID-19 test site opens at Pick 'n Save in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing is now available at Pick 'n Save at 5710 75th Street in Kenosha. 

According to a news release from Pick 'n Save, Kroger and Kenosha County Division of Health, community members can register HERE

Eligibility will be established by a virtual screening tool based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with recommendations from state and local health authorities.

Those eligible can select an appointment time in their area. Then, registrants will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork. Each patient should have a photo ID at the testing site and should leave their car windows rolled up until a Pick ‘n Save pharmacy associate approaches the car and advises the patient when to roll down the window.

The drive-through testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined this testing methodology is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving available personal protective equipment.

Pick ‘n Save pharmacists expect to test as many as 260 people per day.  Results are expected within approximately 72 hours.

“This work, like all the work we do, is guided by our values and Our Promise to Feed the Human Spirit,” said Colleen Lindholz, President of Kroger Health. “As we continue to create partnerships that offer easy-to-access testing, we are proud of our commitment to serving our customers and our communities. The Kroger Co. will donate all professional services at the drive-through testing facilities, including orders and observing the COVID-19 test.”

“We are excited for our Pick ‘n Save pharmacy team to work with Kroger Health to provide free COVID-19 testing. Testing is one of the most important tools in the fight to slow the spread of the Coronavirus,” said Michael Marx, President, Roundy’s Division.

“We are thankful to Kroger Health and Pick ‘n Save for their generosity in helping us meet our objective to test more people in Kenosha County,” stated Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit. “This is yet another tool for us to add to our toolbox as we continue to fight this virus.”

The service is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

If you need help finding COVID-19 test site in your area, CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page to find a testing site near you. 

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