Upstate Region COVID-19 Testing Opportunities, August 21-23

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing weekday morning updates for COVID-19 mobile testing events and permanent testing sites at the regional level.

For August 21-23, COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Upstate (Anderson, Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties) include the sites below. The information is subject to change, and current as of 10 a.m. today. Visit testing for the most current information.

Mobile Testing Events

Free DHEC Mobile Testing Events

DHEC-sponsored events are always free of cost, open to anyone regardless of symptoms, and don’t require an appointment or referral, although preregistering is recommended. Get your results within 72 hours. Visit

  • August 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anderson County Health Department, 220 McGee McGee Road, Anderson
  • August 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Laurens County Exchange Building, 308 Osborne Road, Laurens
  • August 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Seneca Health Department, 609 North Townville Street, Seneca

Partner Mobile Testing Events

Community partners play an essential role in our state’s COVID-19 testing. Some of these partner events may require a prescreening for symptoms, a referral, or an appointment. DHEC provides as much as this information as possible online at

  • August 21, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., sponsored by Prisma Health, Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville
  • August 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by ReGenesis Healthcare, Family Medicine and Administrative Offices, 460 Langdon Street, Spartanburg
  • August 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, The Bank at First Baptist Church, 200 North Limestone Street, Gaffney
  • August 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Union Medical Center, 322 West South Street, Union
  • August 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Old Dodge Dealership, 1035 North Church Street, Spartanburg

Permanent Testing Sites

There are currently 222 permanent testing sites across the state, many open seven days a week. Find a permanent testing location near you at

Why Testing for COVID-19 is Important

Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms, so they can isolate themselves and keep those around them from becoming infected, especially at-risk individuals who can develop life-threatening illness if they contract the virus. Identifying those with COVID-19 who have symptoms helps ensure they receive the medical treatment they need.