Asthenis Pharmacy testing expands to larger site, serving more residents
January 11, 2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Dr. Eugenio Fernandez Jr., PharmD, MBA, MPH of Asthenis Pharmacy, today announced a new walk-up test site at the John Hope Settlement House, located at 7 Thomas P. Whitten Way in Providence. Walk-up testing will be available Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM-2:00 PM, beginning January 11, 2022. Asthenis Pharmacy is expanding current testing operations to John Hope Settlement House to meet the high-demand for residents seeking COVID-19 testing and will no longer conduct testing at its pharmacy location on Cranston Street.
“Testing, vaccinations and masks indoors are proving to be critical as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “I’m proud to partner with Asthenis Pharmacy to expand testing for our community and make it more accessible so we can all do our part to keep our families, neighbors and ourselves safe.”
Asthenis Pharmacy will offer rapid COVID-19 tests to residents of all ages at no cost and appointments are not required. Individuals seeking testing should enter through the entrance closest to Cranston Street. This is a walk-up site and residents must use on-street parking.
“Demand for testing has been incredibly high at our pharmacy, and we’re grateful to the City of Providence for partnering with us to increase our testing capacity and keep those waiting for tests out of the cold,” said Dr. Eugenio Fernandez, owner of Asthenis Pharmacy. “My team and I are here for you and your family if you need a test.”
To learn more about COVID-19 and resources available in Providence, visit vaccinatepvd.com.