Cape Fear Valley Health Pavilion North testing site to close this week – The Robesonian

Cape Fear Valley Health Pavilion North testing site to close this week  The Robesonian


FAYETTEVILLE — Cape Fear Valley Health will close its drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Cape Fear Valley Health Pavilion North this week because of testing supply issues.

The testing site, which is located at 6387 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville, has been open Tuesdays through Fridays since Oct. 21, 2021.

The testing site had been seeing 200 to 300 patients per day for the past several weeks, according to Christopher Tart, vice president of Pharmacy and Cancer Centers.

“We are experiencing a lack of supply availability,” Tart said. “We will reevaluate at the end of this week to determine if we can open up the testing site next week.”

The vaccination clinic at the same location will remain open, according to health system officials.

Other outpatient testing locations in the health system, such as primary care clinics and Emergency Departments, are only offering COVID-19 testing to patients who are symptomatic. Patients who would like a COVID-19 test because of a possible exposure or to travel or return to school will not be tested at these locations.