Walmart will open a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 beginning Monday, April 27, at its Shackleford Road location in Little Rock, city officials announced.
The site will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. The retailer has announced a goal of opening 50 such sites across the country and already operates a drive-through testing site at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville. The Shackleford Road site will be supported by Quest Diagnostics along with city and state officials. These sites are open only to those exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus as well as all healthcare workers and first responders, and there are no out-of-pocket costs for the test.
All test sites are located in Walmart parking lots; no testing will be conducted inside Walmart stores. Testing will require an appointment through the Quest MyQuestTM online portal and app, available at www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com. On-site scheduling will be available for those who need help. Testing will entail a self-administered nasal swab.
“One of the important markers of reopening our city is our ability to adequately test enough people, said Mayor Frank Scott in a statement. “I’m grateful to Walmart for opening a testing site in Little Rock as we seek opportunities to increase testing capacity and for this partnership between our city and the world’s largest retailer.”
More information about the drive-through testing is available at 866-448-7719.