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These At-Home COVID-19 Tests Are Available At Walgreens
Travelers can now complete their pre-travel COVID-19 testing at home using a highly accurate and convenient PCR saliva test that can be purchased at Walgreen’s.
The Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) Rapid Response COVID-19 Saliva Test costs $119 and can be ordered through the Walgreens Find Care digital health platform available on Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app.
“Increasing access to COVID-19 testing is a priority for Walgreens and CRL’s at-home test provides a convenient way to offer testing and care when and how patients need it,” said Walgreens Boots Alliance Senior Vice President of Healthcare Services, Giovanni Monti.
After collecting their saliva in the provided vial, individuals place the sample in the included prepaid FedEx Priority Overnight package and drop it off at the nearest FedEx location. Results are available through a secure portal within 24 to 48 hours of receipt, and are also provided via text or voice message.
Anyone testing positive will be contacted by an independent telemedicine provider and provided with next steps, which include the option to speak with a licensed physician.
“Testing continues to be a critical tool to keep Americans safe even as the vaccine rolls out,” said Clinical Reference Laboratory CEO, Robert Thompson. “Our goal is to make the test as accessible and convenient as possible to encourage consistent, widespread testing.”