East Bay Community Action Program Expands COVID-19 Testing Services
(Newport, RI, February 22, 2021) – East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to increase COVID-19 testing in the east bay. EBCAP is now offering Rapid COVID-19 testing to symptomatic and asymptomatic community members at its Health Centers at 100 Bullocks Point Ave in Riverside and 6 John Chaffee Blvd in Newport, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing is also available to EBCAP’s Health Center patients at its Riverside Newport sites. In addition, a modular walk-up unit for Rapid testing has been established on Railroad Ave., in Warren, RI, near the Warren Post Office. The Warren site is open to symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm and offers Rapid Testing only for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.
“EBCAP has been providing COVID-19 testing to our patients and the community for quite some time. It’s nice to now add more testing options by offering Rapid COVID-19 tests to symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. We are well prepared and ready to help,” states Laura Voller, EBCAP’s Director of Nursing. She explains that all EBCAP testing sites are by appointment only and must be made by using RIDOH’s online COVID-19 portal at portal.ri.gov or by calling 401-222-8022. EBCAP’s testing locations are listed as East Bay Health Care – Newport, Riverside, and Warren on the RIDOH’s portal under “Select a Testing Facility.” Appointments will be confirmed via text or email.
East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown. For more information regarding programs and services, please visit www.ebcap.org.