New Date Added for COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing
July 2, 2020
BRANCHBURG – Somerset County is announcing an additional date of Thursday, July 2, for COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Raritan Valley Community College. Reservations for June 25 have been filled, but spaces are currently available on the first Thursday in July.
Testing, which is free of charge, is open to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older, who are exhibiting symptoms. Residents must have a valid doctor’s prescription, ID and an appointment to receive testing.
Appointments for July 2 can be scheduled online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. Residents who do not have computer access or who would like to schedule an appointment for children age five to 18 years old can call the COVID-19 testing information line at 908-237-7150, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Patients are required to provide a copy of their prescription, either by bringing it with them to the testing site, or by sending a copy in advance. Prescriptions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the word “Prescription” in the subject line, or faxed to 908-704-8042.
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.
Anyone who does not have an appointment and a valid prescription or written order from their physician will be turned away.
Other testing sites can be found online by visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing#test-sites.
Current Situation in Somerset County
Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey State Department of Health, and other health partners in monitoring the evolving situation. Somerset County remains committed to providing accurate and timely information on this situation to our communities. Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.
The SCDOH is the lead county agency to coordinate public health disease response, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local hospitals, medical providers, and emergency medical services. To stay up-to-date on information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the most current information. More information and resources regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found below.
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