Local pharmacy now offers flu and strep tests

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Pharmacies statewide are now able to offer rapid strep and flu tests.

While still fairly new, Sheldon’s Express Pharmacy, is already providing the service here and saving patients time. In about 20 minutes, someone who needs flu or strep testing can stop in to Sheldon’s, get a swab, wait for the results and then, if needed, get a prescription to treat those conditions.

This is based on a board-approved protocol and they’re collaborating with a local physician.

A person being tested has to be at least five years old. There is a fee for each test.

The tests are quick, consisting of a nasal swab for flu and throat swab for strep.