COVID-19 Screening & Testing

South Carolina was one of the first states in the nation to stand up virtual COVID-19 screenings paired with referrals to COVID-19 testing, an effort largely supported by SCTA partners. MUSC Health, Prisma Health, McLeod Health, AnMed Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, and other health systems leveraged their existing Virtual Urgent Care platforms so that patients could complete screenings virtually, and then receive referrals for COVID-19 testing as appropriate.

Conducting COVID-19 screenings virtually helped avoid unnecessary exposure to infection for healthcare workers and other patients in the clinic setting and provided a seamless screening-to-testing experience for patients. In 2020, SCTA partners conducted almost 230,000 virtual urgent care visits in South Carolina – an estimated 710% increase from 2019.