Giant Food pharmacies offering flu, strep throat testing

Fourteen Giant Food pharmacies in Maryland and Virginia offer onsite testing for influenza A and B strains and strep throat for individuals ages 3 and older.

Retailer Flu and Streptococcus Throat Testing is now available for COVID-19, including the latest COVID-19 (Bivalent) Booster, as part of retailer efforts to expand access and support for convenient point-of-care testing. 19 in addition to service offerings including antibody testing and vaccination. the health of that community.

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Tests are performed by Giant Food’s certified in-store pharmacist or certified technician, and results are available within 10 minutes. If further consultation is required, Giant Food’s pharmacy offers optional telemedicine visits with healthcare providers via Physician 360 to receive consultations and needed prescriptions without leaving the pharmacy.

“Giant Food is committed to helping our customers not just with their food needs, but by providing a one-stop solution as part of their overall wellness package.By offering these new testing services, Customers can see immediate results, see their doctor and pick up their medication without leaving Giant Pharmacy,” said Paul Zvaleny, Director of Pharmacy Operations at Giant Food. “Our Giant Pharmacy team is committed to keeping our communities healthy and continues to stock flu and cold products for our customers during this time of frequent seasonal illnesses. .”

The flu test costs $39.99 and the strep throat test costs $29.99, but these charges may be subject to FSA/HSA and patients are encouraged to contact their plan provider for more information. Recommended.

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Patients need an appointment and can do so online. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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