COVID-19 Testing for Scheduled Procedures

In an effort to continue providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, associates, and physicians, East Cooper Medical Center has implemented mandatory COVID testing for all scheduled procedures.

COVID testing can be completed either at East Cooper Medical Center’s Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) Unit or with a community provider. If using a community provider, the result must clearly delineate PCR testing, a negative result, and the date the test occurred.  Antigen tests are not accepted. If you have tested COVID positive within the last 90 days, you will not be required to retest; however, we will require a copy of the positive test result.

All testing must be completed between three (3) and no more than five (5) days prior to the scheduled procedure. To schedule a test please call the Pre-Procedure COVID Clinic at 843-416-6128. The clinic’s hours are Monday through Thursday from 930am to 530pm and Friday from 1000am to 630pm.

If you choose to obtain a test in the community, be sure to fax the results or bring them with you on your day of surgery. PAT’s fax number is 843-416-6810. If you would like information on finding a testing center in your location, please click here South Carolina Testing Locator.