Press Release                                                                                      
December 11, 2020
Karen Potter,

SC DHEC to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing at Pendleton Campus

Pendleton, SC – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) will provide free COVID-19 testing to the community at Tri-County Technical College’s Pendleton Campus starting December 15.  

Testing will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 915 S. Mechanic Street. Participants are asked to enter the parking lot near the Dollar General store and exit through the main Mechanic Street entrance.

The test will be administered via oral swab and shallow nasal swab with results typically returned within 48-72 hours.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register for a COVID-19 test at Tri-County’s Pendleton Campus, visit the SC DHEC website at

To view other SC DHEC COVID-19 testing sites, visit

For general questions about COVID-19, call the SC DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. Calls are answered between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages left after hours and on Saturdays and Sundays will be returned.


About Tri-County Technical College
Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, industrial electronics, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities.