Testing

June 10 Update

Santé Integrative Pharmacy has drive-up and walk-in COVID-19 testing site a.  Register at DoINeedACovid19test.com   You must register at this site to receive a voucher to bring to the pharmacy, where will need the voucher and  ID. Store staff will direct you on how to administer the test. Call 609-921-8822.  

May 27 Update

COMPLETE LIST OF MERCER COUNTY TESTING SITES

  • CVS Pharmacies — Eligibility based on CDC recommendations. Must have appointment and be New Jersey resident. All are drive-through, self-swab tests and DO NOT require a prescription. All open as of May 29. Testing through Quest.  Register here.
    • 881 State Highway 206, Princeton 
    • 200 Route 33, Hamilton 
    • 1200-1248 Greenwood Ave, Trenton
    • 2281 Route 33, Robbinsville
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church — Walk up only. Mercer County residents only. Doctor must fax prescription to 609-630-4031. Friday hours only Call 609-337-4081 (English) or 609-436-5038 (Spanish). Testing by BioReference. 156 Maxwell Ave, Hightstown. 
  • Mercer Co Administration Building — Must be symptomatic; by appontment only. Mercer Co residents age 18 and older only. Doctor must fax prescription to must fax script to Mercer County Call Center at 609-630-4031. Weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Testing by BioReference. 640 South Broad St., Trenton. 
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy — Daily by appointment. All tests are drive-through, self-swab test. Testing will be completed in the patient’s car, sealed by the patient, and then handed back to the Rite Aid pharmacists through the drawer. Testing by BioReference. 2370 Route 33, Robbinsville.

May 20 Update

Mercer County expands testing to include symptom-free residents with a doctor’s prescription. Details here.

 May 4 Update

Mercer County opens additional testing site in Hightstown. Must have physician’s approval. Details here.

April 7 Update

Updated information on New Jersey testing sites.

Telemedicine services related to COVID-19 are available from RWJ Barnabas Health Urgent Care and Hackensack Meridian Health.

March 31, 2 p.m. Update from the Municipality of Princeton

Before considering testing options, please complete the self-assessment on covid19.nj.gov

Local testing sites

Capital Health (Hopewell, NJ) has set up trailers outside of the hospital to evaluate and identify those who are infected with coronavirus.
Residents should contact their medical provider first to make sure they meet criteria for testing (displaying symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath). The trailers are operating 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Residents should call ahead before visiting, 609-303-4000

Mercer County: Appointment only, drive-up testing. Quaker Bridge Mall, symptomatic people ages 18 or older with prescription from primary care physician. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. To schedule, health care providers need to fax their patient’s testing prescriptions to 609-630-4031. General questions can be directed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 609-799-2011

State of New Jersey Public Testing Sites

There are public testing locations across the state sponsored by FEMA, a Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testing is open to New Jersey residents only. You must bring a state-issued ID  to show proof of state residency (government issued photo ID). If a health care worker or first responder, bring appropriate ID. Parent/Guardian of an individual less than 18 years of age must be present.

Testing will be staffed by NJ Department of Health, the New Jersey State police, and the New Jersey National Guard.

Testing is free and will be covered by the federal government or personal insurance company. If you have health insurance, please bring your healthcare/Medical insurance card, although this is not a requirement to be tested. Do not take fever-reducing medicine prior to testing (such as Tylenol or Advil) for at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Pre-registration is not required.

These are drive-thru FEMA community-based testing sites for symptomatic individuals only:

Bergen County Community College, 400 Paramus Road in Paramus (Bergen County) will hold public COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals only. This means anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria: fever of at least 99.60F and respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath. Those who do NOT meet the criteria will be turned away. If you have a prescription for testing, please bring it with you. Testing is from 8am-4pm and will be 7 days a week. No stop date has been established.

PNC Art Center, 116 Garden State Parkway in Holmdel (Monmouth County) will hold public COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals only. This means anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria: fever of at least 99.60F and respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath. Those who do NOT meet the criteria will be turned away. If you have a prescription for testing, please bring it with you. Testing begins Monday, March 23, 2020 from 8am-4pm will be 7 days a week. No stop date has been established. April 4, 2020 at PNC Arts Center testing site will be open to symptomatic Health Care Workers and First Responders (police, fire, and EMS) with proper credentials only.

A South Jersey community-based location is being discussed.

March 28, 5 p.m.,Update from Mercer County

Mercer County will open an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence.

The testing center is by appointment only for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider (PCP). If you are symptomatic for COVID-19 and want to be tested, contact your PCP.

The testing center, which initially will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a collaborative effort between the County of Mercer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health System, St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton and the Trenton Health Team. More information

March 28, 3 p.m., Information from Mayor Liz Lempert

Testing for COVID-19 continues to be in short supply and severely restricted. This is a frustrating and appalling situation, but unfortunately the reality for the near term. The limited number of available tests are being reserved for medical workers, first responders, and those experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing. For the rest of us, if we feel sick, we should plan to self-isolate and recover at home. There may be hope on the horizon as the FDA has approved new testing technologies with faster turn around on results, but for the time being each of us needs to act as if we were infected with coronavirus and take universal precautions to ensure we do not pass it onto others. This involves:
  • Staying at home with limited exceptions
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
  • Keeping at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoiding close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoiding in-person meetings and gatherings
If you are sick, call ahead before visiting a health care provider so you don’t further spread the virus. Your medical provider will help determine whether you are a candidate for testing.

Local COVID-19 Testing Sites

Capital Health has set up trailers outside of the hospital to evaluate and identify those who are infected with coronavirus.
Residents should contact their medical provider first to make sure they meet criteria for testing (displaying symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath). The trailers are operating 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Residents should call ahead of visiting, 609-303-4000.

New Jersey Public Testing Sites

There are public testing locations across the state that are sponsored by FEMA, a Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testing is open to New Jersey residents only. You must bring identification to show proof of NJ residency (government issued photo ID). If a health care worker or first responder, bring appropriate ID. Parent/Guardian of an individual less than 18 years of age must be present. Testing will be staffed by New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey State police, and the New Jersey National Guard.
Testing is free and will be covered by the federal government or personal insurance company. If you have health insurance, please bring your healthcare/Medical insurance card, although this is not a requirement to be tested. Do not take fever-reducing medicine prior to testing (such as Tylenol or Advil) for at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Pre-registration is not required.
These are drive-thru FEMA community-based testing sites for symptomatic individuals only:
1. Bergen County Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus (Bergen County) will hold public COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals only. This means anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria: fever of at least 99.60F and respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath. Those who do NOT meet the criteria will be turned away. If you have a prescription for testing, please bring it with you. Testing is from 8am-4pm and will be 7 days a week. No stop date has been established.
2. PNC Art Center, 116 Garden State Parkway in Holmdel (Monmouth County) will hold public COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals only. This means anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria: fever of at least 99.60F and respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath. Those who do NOT meet the criteria will be turned away. If you have a prescription for testing, please bring it with you. Testing will be 7 days a week. No stop date has been established.
3. A South Jersey community-based location is being discussed.
For more information about the community-based testing in NJ, please refer to the Governor’s press release:

NEW schedule

• March 28,  Both Bergen Co College and PNC Arts Center Testing Sites will be open to symptomatic Health Care Workers and First Responders (police, fire, and EMS) with proper credentials only. Complete the self-assessment on www.covid19.nj.gov.
• April 4, 2020 at PNC Arts Center testing site will be open to symptomatic Health Care Workers and First Responders (police, fire, and EMS) with proper credentials only. Complete the self-assessment on www.covid19.nj.gov.