QFC and Fred Meyer Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
Additional Testing Dates Added in June
June testing dates, 10am-4pm daily:
- 6/2 - 6/4 Tues - Thurs
- 6/9 - 6/10 Tues - Wed
- 6/16 - 6/17 Tues - Wed
- 6/23 - 6/24 Tues - Wed
- 6/29 - 6/30 Mon - Tues
Registration is required. Register at krogerhealth.com/covidtesting or call 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).
“Our vision is to help people live healthier lives, and it has never been more important as we help to expand testing across Washington,” said Chris Albi, President of QFC. “This work, like all work we do, is guided by our values and our promise- to Feed the Human Spirit. We continue to make decisions that balance the safety of our associates with our commitments to our customers and communities. That is why QFC, Fred Meyer and Kroger Health will be donating all professional services at drive-thru testing facilities, these services include ordering and observing the COVID-19 tests.”
QFC and Fred Meyer want to thank Mayor Woodards and the City of Tacoma for the use of the Tacoma Dome facility and logistical support.
“We’re proud to make COVID-19 testing more accessible to our community. Testing results help us understand the spread of the disease in our community so we can take appropriate steps to protect our residents from the devastating impacts of COVID-19,” said Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards.
Tacoma area residents MUST register at krogerhealth.com/covidtesting or call 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).
People seeking a test will use a virtual screening tool based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible.
Those eligible will next select a testing location and appointment time. Then, registrants will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork to complete. When a person arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and should leave their window rolled up for check-in, until a health-care practitioner comes to the car to administer the test.
For the testing, patients remain in their cars throughout the process, which is completed in just a few minutes using self-administered test kits. The test uses self-administered nasal swabs, which are less painful and designed to increase safety. This onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours. The Tacoma testing site is estimated to have capacity for 250 vehicles per day.