Free Covid-19 Testing

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) will provide COVID-19 testing at the Pendleton Campus starting December 15. Testing is free and open to the community. Below are details regarding testing.

WHAT:            Free COVID-19 testing provided by SC DHEC. The test will be administered via oral swab and shallow nasal swab with results typically returned within 48-72 hours.

WHERE:         915 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton, SC 29670. Enter the parking lot near Dollar General and exit through the main Mechanic Street entrance.

WHEN:            9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register for a COVID-19 test at Tri-County’s Pendleton Campus, visit the SC DHEC website at

To view other SC DHEC COVID-19 testing sites, visit

If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call the SC DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. Calls are answered between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages left after hours and on Saturdays and Sundays will be returned.