Buncombe County Health and Human Services will begin operating two drive through COVID19 testing sites, starting Tuesday, March 17. Testing sites will be located at Biltmore Church in Arden and at UNC-Asheville on WT Weaver Boulevard. The sites will be open March 17, 2020 from 1-6 p.m. Based on the availability of testing supplies, the sites will continue to operate throughout the week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.
BCHHS will be operating this drive-through clinic as long as tests are available and ask that community members be patient throughout the screening and testing process. The testing site is staffed by medical providers from BCHHS. Testing is available to all members of the community, regardless of their income or ability to pay.
This COVID-19 drive-thru testing is specifically available for people who:
- Have a fever combined with either a cough or shortness of breath.
- Have contact with someone with known COVID-19 and are experiencing any of the symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Community screening drive-thru testing instructions:
Drive to one of the following locations:
- Biltmore Church at 35 Clayton Road, Arden, North Carolina 28704
- UNC-Asheville Campus, parking lot P28 on the UNCA Campus off of WT Weaver Boulevard
Follow the signs for the parking lot where testing will be conducted. Stay in your vehicle. An employee will direct where to go and will give you the necessary paperwork before conducting testing and guide you throughout the entire process.