WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. will begin offering rapid PCR COVID-19 testing at five Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the Des Moines metro starting Oct. 6, the company said Tuesday.
Testing will take place via an outdoor, drive-thru testing process. Patients can receive same-day test results in as few as 30 minutes (up to 1 day) after completing the test.
The test is available for $119 by appointment only. Hy-Vee is only accepting testing payment by credit or debit card at the testing site.
Testing will be available at:
• East Euclid Hy-Vee, 2540 E. Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Iowa
• Fleur Hy-Vee, 4605 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa
• North Ankeny Hy-Vee, 410 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa
• Waukee Hy-Vee, 1005 E. Hickman Road, Waukee, Iowa
• West Lakes Hy-Vee, 1725 Jordan Creek Pkwy., West Des Moines, Iowa
The rapid PCR test, which detects active COVID-19 infection, is currently only available to patients ages 5+ at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations. Patients ages 18+ can administer the test themselves, while testing for patients ages 5-17 should be administered by a parent or legal guardian.
Hy-Vee also offers additional COVID-19 diagnostic testing options available at select locations including a free lab test (molecular PCR) with results usually available in 3-5 business days and a rapid antigen test with results available in as few as 1-2 hours. Rapid antibody testing that detects for past COVID-19 infection is also available at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations with results available in as few as 15 minutes.
Hy-Vee plans to expand the rapid PCR testing to additional locations across its eight-state region in the following weeks.