Hundreds of drivers line up for free coronavirus testing in Pasco

PASCO, Wash. – A free coronavirus test site in Pasco is seeing around double the amount of people in need of a test as usual. They say small gatherings are a big factor.

Around 800 people were tested for coronavirus at the drive-through test site on Thursday.

Normally, the testing site closes at 4 p.m., and tests on average 400 people a day, according to the Pasco Fire Department Public Information Officer Ben Shearer.

On Thursday though, the line of cars backed up to the on-ramp of the highway.

Shearer shared a Facebook Live from the site around 3:30 p.m. to tell other people not to bother getting in line.

According to the Benton Franklin Health District, case counts have been on the rise for several weeks.

Rick Dawson with health district says local cases are going up because people aren’t following safety guidelines.

“Through our contact tracing we see a number of small gatherings where masks and social distancing are not be observed by members of the public,” said Dawson.

On Thursday, the Benton-Franklin Health District reported another 182 new cases of COVID-19 in Benton County and 82 in Franklin County, with a positivity rate of more than 16%. The district would like to get that rate to drop below 2%.

“In July through the summer the numbers were so high and the efforts that were made by this community to bring those numbers down and we can do it again,” said Dawson.

The free testing site at CBC will be open again Friday at 8 a.m.

Here is a list of other COVID-19 testing sites in our area:

FREE COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing

CBC West, Pasco
3110 W. Argent Rd., Pasco
Thursday – Monday
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Book appointment online here

  • Drive-through testing
  • No insurance needed (bring card if you have one, your insurance will not charge you a fee)
  • Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Anyone whose physician recommended they be tested
  • Anyone who is a close contact or has a known exposure to COVID-19
  • Anyone who feels they need to be tested

Results
Results available in your portal within 1-3 days. Positive tests will also be called.

What to do while you are waiting for test results

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 – Open
Black Friday, Nov. 27 – Open
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 – Open
Christmas Day, Dec. 25 – Closed

HAPO Center (TRAC), Pasco
Tuesday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please note the site may stop taking vehicles an hour before closure to limit wait times and prepare specimens for shipment.

  • No appointment needed
  • Drive-through testing
  • No insurance needed (bring card if you have one, your insurance will not charge you a fee)
  • First come, first served
  • Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Anyone whose physician recommended they be tested
  • Anyone who is a close contact or has a known exposure to COVID-19
  • Anyone who feels they need to be tested

Results
You will be contacted by phone with positive results and by text for negative results within 3 – 7 days. You will receive a written record of your results in the mail which may take up to 10 days.

Holiday Closures
Thanksgiving – Nov. 26-27-28
Christmas – Dec. 24-25-26

Richland Testing Sites

Safeway Pharmacy
Request test: scheduletest.com
Pick up test at: 1803 George Washington Way, Richland, WA
Cost: $140 (patient to request reimbursement from their insurance)

Albertsons Pharmacy
Request test: scheduletest.com
Pick up test at: 690 Gage Blvd, Richland, WA
Cost: $140 (patient to request reimbursement from their insurance)

Physicians Immediate Care
310 Torbett St.
Richland, WA
509-946-7646
Monday – Sunday 8am – 7pm

Physicians Immediate Care
550 Gage Blvd.
Richland, WA
509-628-1362
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm

Health First Urgent Care
37 Columbia Point Drive
Richland,  WA  99352
509-300-1500

Monday-Friday 8am-8pm

Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

www.healthfirstuc.com

Kennewick Testing Sites

Safeway Pharmacy
Request test: scheduletest.com
Pick up test at: 2825 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA
Cost: $140 (patient to request reimbursement from their insurance)

Albertsons Pharmacy
Request test: scheduletest.com
Pick up test at: 5204 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA
Cost: $140 (patient to request reimbursement from their insurance)

Kadlec Urgent Care
4804 W Clearwater Ave (by Winco)
Kennewick, WA
509-942-2355

For patients with COVID-19 symptoms only. Kadlec Physician referral only, virtual or actual assessment. Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm as walk-in.  Can be seen for medical visit: Call for appointment or schedule on-line, first come first served, 8am – 8pm.


Lynx Testing

7401 W. Hood Place
Kennewick, WA
888-522-0261
Monday 9am – 2pm
Results within 24-72 hours

Additional Information: Same-day Telemed visit and testing, no co-pays required. Cash and Insurance options available. Insurance requires a Telemed visit, cash will not. Cash payment at time of service. Viral Nasal Swab Testing and Antibody/Serology Testing. Oral Fluid Viral Testing coming soon.

For employers, COVID Testing Mobile Units available upon request. Call for more information at 888-LAB-0261 or visit us at https://www.lynxtesting.com/

Trios Urgent Care
7201 W. Grandridge Blvd., Suite 100
Kennewick, WA
509-221-6900

Monday – Sunday 8am – 6pm

Additional Information: Call for appointment to evaluate for testing.
If you have a provider order, drive to back, park behind door on right and call 509-221-6908 for instructions.

On Scene Medical Services
7511 W. Arrowhead Ave.  Suite G
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-420-5225
509-579-3241

Monday -Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am – 2pm

Additional Information: Testing is by appointment only, Phone consult and screening done first, and will be given instructions for outdoor drive up testing performed in the parking lot in designated area.
Rapid Nasal swab testing is also available along with standard nasal swab testing send out to Quest labs for processing.

Rite Aid #05317 Kennewick
101 North Ely Street (corner of Highway 395 and Kennewick Ave)

Additional Information: Visit https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing to complete screening and schedule an appointment

Prosser Testing Sites

Prosser Clinic
336 Chardonnay Ave., Suite A
Prosser, WA
509-788-6030

Monday – Sunday 8am – 5pm

Additional Information: By appointment only

Yakima Valley Farm Workers (YVFW)

Valley Vista Medical Group
820 Memorial St Suite 1
Prosser, WA
509-786-2010

Monday – Thursday 11:45am – 5:30pm  Friday 11:45am – 4:30pm

Additional Information: By appointment only, clinic serves clients with low-income, no insurance.

Pasco Testing Sites

Albertson’s Pharmacy
Request test: scheduletest.com
Pick up test at: 1330 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA
Cost: $140 (patient to request reimbursement from their insurance)

Lourdes Urgent Care
5304 N. Road 68
Pasco, WA
509-543-9300

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday  8am – 4pm

Additional Information: By appointment only

Yakima Valley Farmworkers (YVFW)
Miramar Health Center
1608 N Rd 44
Pasco, WA
509-543-9280

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Additional Information: By appointment only – clinic serves clients with low-income, no insurance.

Tri-Cities Community Health (TCCH) 
TCCH Urgent Care
515 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA
509-547-2204

Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm
Saturday 8am – 7pm

Additional Information: Walk-ins accepted
 – clinic serves clients with low-income, no insurance.

Tri-Cities Community Health (TCCH)
Ochoa Clinic
1801 East Sheppard
Pasco, WA

509-547-2204
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Drive-up testing

Additional Information: By appointment only – clinic serves clients with low-income, no insurance.

Rite Aid #05315
215 North 4th Avenue

Additional Information: Visit https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing to complete screening and schedule an appointmentConnell Testing Sites

Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA)
1051 S Columbia Ave
Connell, WA
509-234-0866

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Drive-up testing

Additional Information: By appointment only – clinic serves clients with low-income, no insurance.

More information can be found here.

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