CT scan covid testing available at Providence Health in Fairfield County

October 7, 2020

The Fairfield Covid-19 Taskforce is offering a CT scan for initial diagnosis of covid with results provided to prescribing physicians within 24 hours. Protocols include any symptom of COVID and selected high risk individuals. CT-scans are recommended by the World Health Organization when PCR (sometimes known as the ‘nose swab’ testing) tests are delayed. Not only are results available rapidly it also has been reported to provide only 5% false negative rates, compared to 20%-30% for RT-PCR. Slots are available now from 5:00am-9:00am and 9:00pm-11:00pm M-F. Patients are encouraged to ask their physicians if this is the best test for them. To schedule CT testing, physicians should fax patient orders to Providence Health Centralized scheduling department at 803-256-5816.

The Fairfield Covid-19 Task Force is a part of a statewide coalition called End Coronavirus SC which is made up of government agencies, organizations, churches, community leaders, and volunteers. The goal for the coalition is to have each county organize their own task force to create green zones. Green zones are areas with no new Covid cases in 14 days. End Coronavirus SC is receiving technical assistance and consultation from End Coronavirus (ECV), led by Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam. ECV is a worldwide organization of scientists and doctors who are dedicated to getting to zero Coronavirus cases. The coalition’s Hero-2-Zero campaign focuses on education on preventative measures such as mask usage, social distancing, and symptom monitoring as well as testing, isolation, and tracing. End Coronavirus SC’s statewide community action to date includes:

  • HIPAA and Case Management training for the Community Engagement Team

  • CT Scan Covid-19 Testing

  • Mask Donations to Greenlink Bus System in Greenville SC

  • Isolation house held by Fairfield County Administration in case of need

  • Consultation/Support from the National Scientist Volunteer Database to #SafeDiningSC

  • Columbia Artist Fundraiser – SingOut Columbia Benefit Concert

“When the organizers of this coalition contacted me, I immediately got to work because it’s going to take all of us taking care of each other to win,” says Rep. Annie McDaniel. End Coronavirus SC Statewide Coalition includes: Fairfield County, Providence Health Fairfield, Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, SC Association for Community Action Partnerships, Jaime Harrison for Senate, National Action Network, Every Black Girl, Eat Smart Move More SC, Black Voters Matter, The Ford and Ford Group, One Glocal Consulting, Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, Historic Trinity AME Church, Second Nazareth Baptist Church, St. John AME Church and many others. Organizations can become partners by emailing [email protected].