Rite Aid self-swab COVID-19 will continue to be cost-free

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Nov 24, 2020

(WXYZ) — Rite Aid sent an update Tuesday that its no-charge self-swab COVID-19 testing site will continue to be cost-free for people 13 and older.

It comes after the company originally said it would cost $115 after funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was expected to end.

The company has more than 300 testing sites across the country, including nearly two dozen in Michigan.

According to Rite Aid, they have a new partnership with HHS.

Rite Aid's testing locations use a self-swab nasal test overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists and operate Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You have to pre-register on the Rite Aid website and schedule an appointment.

"We're proud to continue serving as an essential part of the pandemic response in the neighborhoods we serve," said Heyward Donigan, president and chief executive officer, Rite Aid. "Making testing available - and now, to a broader age range - is an important next step in continuing to fight COVID-19."