Corner Pharmacy, LLC will offer free COVID-19 test collection at 259 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, beginning Friday, May 22.

Corner Pharmacy, LLC has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide testing to the public free of charge to help address the COVID-19 crisis. Corner Pharmacy, LLC staff will provide extra support to all patients during COVID-19 recovery efforts with drive-thru and curbside test collection.

Patients can make appointments for testing at Appointment-based, drive-thru/curbside COVID-19 test collection for prescreened individuals will be offered at Corner Health Mart Pharmacy, 259 Jefferson St., Greenfield, Ohio 45123. The pharmacy’s phone number is (937) 981-2454.

Corner Pharmacy owner Eric Zint, R.Ph., said as of Friday, testing is being offered through May 30.

“I have 199 tests left,” Zint said Friday morning. “I did my first one today at 10 a.m."

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. If individuals have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell, they should consider testing. Updated CDC guidelines now also recommend testing for people with and without symptoms under certain conditions.

Corner Pharmacy, LLC will provide drive-thru and curbside testing options for eligible patients. The test is self-administered with a nasal swab, and once the sample kit is sealed, Corner Pharmacy, LLC staff submits the test to the lab for processing. Results are ready in three to five business days.

“We need widespread coronavirus testing now,” Zint said. “We all want life to return to normal, and one way to help is more COVID-19 testing options.

“We’re proud to serve all patients in efforts to fight this virus.”

The website infrastructure for and laboratory services are provided by eTrueNorth, the U.S.-based healthcare technology company that enables laboratory testing at retail pharmacies. eTrueNorth is a contractor of HHS.