Delco Drugs has been approved to serve as Staten Island’s first independent pharmacy to provide curbside testing for COVID-19, owner Rob Annicharico announced today with Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis (64th A.D.) and Michael Reilly (62nd A.D.).
TrueNorth is working with HHS, state and local officials and pharmacy and lab partners to open testing sites in areas of need.
Testing locations are drive-thru and by appointment only. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the test. Testing follows CDC guidelines to determine eligibility. Those currently eligible include:
- Healthcare workers and first responders.
- Other individuals with symptoms.
- Other individuals without symptoms, in accordance with state and local plans and for public health monitoring.
Testing is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments can be made online at www.DoINeedACovid19Test.com. Upon registering on the website, a test voucher will be given that the registrant will need to bring with them.
“We are happy to offer this service to the community. I’m glad that our pharmacy was selected to help increase COVID-19 testing,” said Annicharico. “Curbside testing allows the patient to self-administer a nasal swab test from the comfort and safety of their personal vehicle. Results will be available three to five days after the test.”
“As testing becomes more available, we are seeing community partners step up to help administer them. Only five pharmacies were selected to offer this service in the state, and we are fortunate one is right here on Staten Island. Thank you to Rob and his staff for offering this service,” said Mallotakis.
“Rob Annicharico and his team at Delco have always been wonderful community partners,” said Reilly. “This is just one more example of the commitment and passion they have shown in helping their Staten Island neighbors.”