Pa. Health Dept opens 10 new COVID-19 testing sites in WalMart parking lots

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    On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 10 new COVID-19 testing sites would be opening across the state.

    The drive-thru testing sites are located in Walmart parking lots and are available at no-cost. There are currently 19 Walmart testing sites statewide and 430 total COVID-19 testing locations, according to the Department of Health. 

    “We continue to add testing sites in locations that are convenient for Pennsylvanians and increase the state’s testing capabilities,” Wolf said. “We do not want any Pennsylvanian in need of a test to have difficulty finding a location close to home for a free test.”

    The nine new Walmart testing sites are in the following locations:

    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1887 Elmira St, Sayre, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1665 N Atherton St, State College, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 108 Washington Towne Blvd N, Edinboro, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 2501 W State St, New Castle, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1566 W Main Street Ext, Grove City, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 9300 State Route 61, Coal Township, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 980 N Susquehanna Trail, Selinsgrove, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 120 AJK Blvd, Lewisburg, PA
    • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1169 South Main St, Mansfield, PA

    Starting June 17, these sites will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. to test up to 50 registered patients daily. Registration is required one day in advance. 

    In addition to these testing sites, UPMC Northwest opened a COVID-19 testing site in Venango County, where there is currently only one other testing site.

    The new site is located at 1671 Allegheny Blvd, Reno, Pa., and is open each week, Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment at this location, call 1-833-559-7680.

    Cassie Miller
    A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.