New Dates Announced for COVID-19 Testing

Post Date:04/17/2020

BRANCHBURG – Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson announced that two new dates have been added to the COVID-19 testing schedule at Raritan Valley Community College. In addition to Monday, April 20, testing also will be held on Wednesday, April 22, and Friday, April 24. The test site will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"We’re happy to announce that the testing center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “I want to thank everyone who has helped us extend the schedule for the health of Somerset and Hunterdon residents.”

Testing is free of charge and only available to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. Residents can make an appointment by registering at: https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. Those without access to a computer can call (908) 237-7150.

Because priority is being given to those who are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, residents must have a valid doctor’s prescription, ID and an appointment to receive testing.

Additional dates will be offered based on availability of resources. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.

Anyone who does not have an appointment and a valid prescription or written order from their physician will be turned away.

For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and prescription. When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

For more information, contact coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.

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Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer

Phone: 908-231-7155
After Hours: For emergencies, dial 9-1-1
Fax: 908-704-8042 
Mail: 27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876
Email: HealthDept@co.somerset.nj.us
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Please note the COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College scheduled on Thursday, August 13 was canceled due to weather. Residents who had appointments on this day will have their appointments transferred to Thursday, August 20th. 

**TO CANCEL: If you would like to cancel your appointment for Thursday, August 20th , please email coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us

 

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Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.

COVID-19 Cases Total Deaths
Somerset County* 4,761** 489
New Jersey 187,164** 14,064
United States 5,228,817** 166,317

  *All 21 municipalities  

**Includes both confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Presumptive positive cases tested positive at a state or commercial laboratory and are waiting for confirmatory testing by the CDC. 

As of 8/14/20, 3pm

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Health Director Reddy gives background on the Coronavirus COVID-19

The Somerset County Department of Health is dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles and a safe environment through effective leadership in public health, comprehensive planning, development of proactive community partnerships and a continued commitment to public health service.  Additionally, SCDOH is the lead agency responsible for countywide Public Health emergency planning and response activities.  

SCDOH provides essential public health services to our contract communities including: 

  • Public Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • Consumer Health
  • Public Health  Nursing
  • Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Adult Health Programs

SCDOH also provides and supports  essential services throughout the County and the region, including:

  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Regional Chronic Disease Coalition
  • TB Control

Who We Serve:

The Somerset County Department of Health serves as the Health Department to our contracted communities: 

If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.