The Iowa Governor signed into law a bill that will allow pharmacist to test patients for flu, strep, and COVID-19 and provide immediate treatment if the test is positive.
Drilling Pharmacy provides strep throat, influenza, and COVID-19 testing to eligible patients at their request. This convenient service provides test results in 15 minutes or less. Upon a positive test for strep throat or influenza, the pharmacist can prescribe the antibiotics and/or antivirals needed to treat the infection.
Common symptoms that would warrant testing include cough, sore throat, fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. The cost for testing is $30 for a COVID-19 test, a combination Influenza A/Influenza B/Covid-19 test, or a Group A Strep test.