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.

To schedule a test, please call 843-416-6180. The clinic’s hours are Monday through Wednesday day from to 8am to 5pm and Friday from 8am to 5pm.

If you choose to obtain a test in the community, be sure to fax the result to 843-416-6810 or email them to Please bring a copy of your result with you on the day of surgery. If you would like information on finding a testing center in your location, click here for the South Carolina Testing Locator.