Four New TourHealth Sites Offer Free COVID-19 Testing in South Carolina

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

TourHealth, a comprehensive COVID-19 testing solution, will begin testing individuals this month at four drive-through sites across east/central South Carolina. The first testing site opens Wednesday, Oct. 21 near the Florence Regional Airport, 2398 E Palmetto Street, in Florence.

“Testing, even for those without symptoms, is one of the best ways we can reopen our communities with confidence.”

Two additional drive-through testing locations open Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Tanger Outlets Hwy 17, 10835 Kings Road in North Myrtle Beach and Central Carolina Technical College, 506 N. Guignard Drive, in Sumter. The final location at Tanger Outlets, Hwy 501 at 4635 Factory Stores Blvd. in South Myrtle Beach, opens November 11. The two locations at Tanger Outlets will alternate every two weeks; one site will always be open.

Each drive-through site operates Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and provides free PCR swab testing to diagnose active coronavirus infections.

Appointments are strongly recommended. Please visit to register and make an appointment. By registering through Gov2Go, individuals can schedule appointments, access customer support and receive their results.

“We are very excited to offer free, convenient COVID-19 testing to residents in the Florence, Myrtle Beach and Sumter areas,” said James Bruckner, Pee Dee Region Public Health Director for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Testing, even for those without symptoms, is one of the best ways we can reopen our communities with confidence.”

TourHealth is a partnership with NIC Inc., Impact Health Biometric Testing Inc. and Next Marketing leveraging 80 years of combined experience and bringing together industry leaders in digital solutions, health care and logistics. In addition to the State of South Carolina, TourHealth currently has four testing locations in south Florida, where more than 100,000 people have been tested since early August, and provides testing for students, faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi.

“As South Carolina’s digital solutions partner, we are dedicated to helping the state keep residents and visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond,” said Corinne Holland, General Manager of NIC South Carolina. “TourHealth is directly aligned with NIC’s mission of making essential government services, in this case vital coronavirus testing, more accessible for people across the country.”