COVID-19 Testing on HHI

Update on Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines on Hilton Head Island

The Town of Hilton Head Island has partnered with BrightStar Care to administer free COVID-19 tests from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday at Chaplin Community Park, 11 Castnet Drive, beginning January 11, 2022.

“With the current rise in COVID-19 cases, there has been an increased demand for testing,” said Tom Dunn, Emergency Manager for the Town of Hilton Head Island.  “Hosting the test site at Chaplin Community Park allows us to better accommodate traffic and the volume of people who are seeking a COVID-19 test. As the week progresses, we will evaluate our test locations to determine if a change of venue is necessary for safety and traffic flow.”

“We ask the public to bear with us and be patient while we provide this service,” Dunn said.

Here’s what you need to know about the testing event at Chaplin Community Park:

  • This will be a drive-thru PCR (nasal swab) test. Rapid COVID-19 tests are not available at this site.
  • Those interested in being tested should enter Chaplin Community Park from Singleton Beach Road and follow signs to the test site.
  • Motorists and park visitors may want to temporarily avoid the area of Chaplin Community Park where testing will take place. COVID-19 testing will be on-going until the demand for tests declines or until further notice.
  • Although it is not required, event organizers recommend that people pre-register for the test at Pre-registering will help with the flow of traffic and help expedite testing.
  • People will receive test results within 48 to 72 hours from the test provider. Results for tests completed on Saturdays may take longer to receive.
  • Anyone under 18 years of age should bring their parent or legal guardian. They will need to give their consent before children can be tested.

COVID-19 testing is available at other locations on Hilton Head Island. There may be a cost for getting a test at these locations:

  • CVS Minute Clinic, 10 Pope Avenue. Appointment required. Schedule appointments at
  • Doctor’s Care Hilton Head, 845 William Hilton Parkway. No appointment required. Check in at
  • Main Street Medical, 93 North Main Street. No appointment required. Call 843-681-3777 when you arrive at the clinic.
  • Sea Pines Circle Immediate Care, 2 Greenwood Drive, Suite 1C. No appointment required. Call 843-341-2700 when you arrive at the clinic.
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy at 20 Hatton Place and 11 Palmetto Bay Road. Appointment required. Schedule appointments at
  • The Town of Hilton Head Island also partners with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to provide free COVID-19 tests from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fire Station 4 at 400 Squire Pope Road. People are encouraged to pre-register for this PCR (nasal swab) test at Rapid COVID-19 tests are not available at this testing site.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

SnapNurse, a DHEC vendor, is providing free COVID-19 vaccines this week at the following Wendy’s restaurant locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, January 11 – Saturday, January 15

2 Natures Way, Hilton Head Island

  • Thursday, January 13-Saturday, January 15

4 Belfair Village Dr, Bluffton

  • Wednesday, January 12-Saturday, January 15

Palmer Grace Dr W, Okatie

  • Thursday, January 13-Saturday, January 15

8480 Grahamville Rd, Ridgeland

The following pharmacies on Hilton Head Island also offer COVID-19 vaccines: Kroger Pharmacy, Publix Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, Walgreens Pharmacy, Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy, Harris Teeter Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy. Visit for more information on the vaccines they offer and appointment information.

All South Carolinians age 5 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for those 5 and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are approved for 18 and up. For help with COVID-19 vaccine questions and provider information, call 1-866-365-8110.


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For More Information:
Carolyn Grant
Communications Director
Office: 843-341-4618
Cell:    843-715-1393