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Dare sets second COVID-19 drive-through testing event

Dare County has partnered with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh to host a second drive-through COVID-19 testing event.

The event will be held on Tuesday, June 2 beginning at 10 a.m. at Soundside Event Site located at 6800 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head.

Appointments are required.

This event will be set up to provide a total of 500 tests. Dare County Department of Health & Human Services will receive test results from Mako Medical Laboratories and call individuals to provide them with their results within 72 hours.

Testing is open to permanent residents of Dare County age 10 and older. This is not a free event, but individuals with insurance will not incur any out of pocket cost as the COVID-19 test is completely covered, no deductible and no co-pays. All insurances cover the COVID-19 diagnostic test, including Medicaid and Medicare. Participants are required to bring a photocopy of their government-issued identification card and insurance card. Mako Medical Laboratories will work with anyone who is uninsured to assist with the cost of testing. More information will be provided to those without insurance when they call to register for an appointment.

Dare County advises that individuals who participate need to understand they are coming to a community-based testing site located in a public location and therefore patient privacy cannot be assured. All results will be confidential. To schedule an appointment, call 252-475-5008.

Those with symptoms of COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider’s office and should not wait for this drive-through testing opportunity to get tested.

For more information on testing locations in Dare County, visit darenc.com/covidtesting.

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