For the last several weeks, cars turning into Lowcountry Urgent Care on Bells Highway have been sitting in line — sometimes a line 15-20 cars long backed up on Bells Highway.
But the urgent care center has now come up with a solution. Patients can make an appointment online, arrive at the appointed time and drive through cones in the driveway separating cars holding the sick patients and COVID-test patients.
“We are in the process of implementing appointments for COVID only. We are a walk-in clinic and take patients on a first-come, first-served basis. But we are trying to put in place a system where people who come for COVID tests can make an appointment,” said manager Kimberly Burden.
The clinic typically sees at least 100 patients a day.