Photo courtesy of Rite Aid.

Updated: Rite Aid in Monroeville is expanding its COVID-19 testing eligibility to include asymptomatic adults.

The testing site opened April 16 at the drugstore at 4111 William Penn Hwy.

The location utilizes self-swab nasal tests administered in the parking lot and is overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Participants must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive until departing.

It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested parties must pre-register, answer screening questions and schedule appointments online. All patients must be 18 years or older and meet the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

On May 11, Rite Aid will operate 71 self-swab locations across 12 states, with the capacity to conduct up to 10,000 tests daily across all locations through online appointments.

Rite Aid partnered with Verily and will use its baseline COVID-19 program to provide screening, scheduling and results. BioReference Laboratories will provide testing to all drive-up locations while clinical oversight for the program is being administered by PWNHealth, a national clinician network that enables safe and easy access to diagnostic testing.

Rite Aid opened similar testing sites in Philadelphia, York and Harrisburg, near its corporate headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa. They were made possible through the company’s collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Rite Aid has more than 2,400 retail pharmacy locations across 18 states.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.