Charleston County Government’s Pubic Safety Directorate and Fetter Health Care to Open COVID-19 Mobile Screening and Testing Sites

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Charleston County Public Safety Directorate including EMS and Emergency Management is partnering with Fetter Heath Care Network (FHCN) to offer mobile COVID-19 screening and testing sites.

The mobile site will be in different communities across Charleston County beginning May 4, 2020.

Screening and testing will be conducted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will include walk-up and drive-thru stations.

Mobile testing site information:

May 4: Royal Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 May 5: Charity Baptist Church, 1544 E. Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405 May 6: Fetter Healthcare, 5225 SC-165, Hollywood, SC 29449 May 7: Jane Edwards Elementary School, 1960 Jane Edwards Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438 May 8: Magistrate Court, 995 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC 29403

May 11: St. James Presbyterian, 1314 Secessionville Road, Charleston, SC 29412 May 12: Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455 May 13: Wadmalaw Island – exact location TBD

May 14: Church of Christ, 3950 Azalea Drive, North Charleston 29405

May15: Life Center Ministry, 7190 Cross County Road, North Charleston 29418

May 18: North Charleston Community Resource Center, 3970 Whipper Barony Lane 29405

“In light of the current global pandemic, it is critical that underserved communities have access to COVID-19 testing,” said Eric Watson, Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety. “This collaborative effort with Fetter Health Care will help accomplish that goal.”

Individuals experiencing cough, fever and shortness of breath can request a screening at or by calling 1-800-365-7410 to connect with a Fetter provider who will determine the need for testing. Citizens are asked to wear face coverings and practice safe social distancing while at the mobile testing site.

Currently, all insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information will processed, in order to complete testing. No co-pays or deductibles are being charged. All patients will be served regardless of their ability to pay.