Hy-Vee offers free COVID-19 testing

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Drive-thru tests available at 11 locations

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee, Inc. has begun offering COVID-19 testing at 11 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region. The tests are free and are administered via a Hy-Vee pharmacy drive-thru testing process. Individuals do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested, but they must register online to receive a test voucher number, testing site and appointment time.

Each location has two-hour testing windows that include 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Saturday hours vary by location.

Patients must register for a test voucher number, visit www.doineedacovid19test.com/ and answer the questions/provide requested information to receive a test voucher number, testing site and appointment time. The person will then arrive at the specified test site pharmacy drive thru and provide either a printed voucher number or show the voucher number on their phone before given a test kit. The Hy-Vee pharmacy employee will provide the test kit and education on how to self-administer the test and will supervise the test. The individual will then drop off their completed kit in a collection bin. The entire test process takes about five minutes. The Hy-Vee pharmacy collects all tests, which are shipped to a lab via UPS. Results will then be sent to the individual via email in three to five days.

The COVID-19 tests are being coordinated by eTrueNorth and are offered at the following Hy-Vee pharmacy locations:

•    Chariton Hy-Vee, 2001 Court Ave., Chariton, IA 50049
•    Cherokee Hy-Vee, 1300 N. 2nd St., Cherokee, IA 51012
•    Utica Ridge Hy-Vee, 4064 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA 52807
•    Iowa City Hy-Vee Drugstore, 310 N. 1st Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245
•    West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket, 375 S. Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
•    West Circle Hy-Vee, 4221 W. Circle Drive, Rochester, MN 55901
•    Maple Grove Hy-Vee, 18755 70th Way N., Maple Grove, MN 55311
•    Barry Road Hy-Vee, 8301 N. St. Clair Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151
•    Kiwanis Avenue Hy-Vee, 2700 W. 10th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
•    Omaha Hy-Vee Drugstore, 8404 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68112
•    O Street Hy-Vee, 5010 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510



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