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Residents Don't Need to Get a Prescription for Testing

Post Date:06/29/2020 10:44 AM

(BRANCHBURG) The Somerset County Department of Health has announced that county residents no longer need to obtain a physician’s prescription to be tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru site at Raritan Valley Community College.   The next testing date is Thursday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Testing, which is free of charge, is only open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older.  An appointment and valid identification is required.

Appointments for July 2 can be scheduled online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com.  Again, residents no longer need to get a  prescription from their physician because the county is automatically supplying a prescription number as part of the online registration process.

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 908-203-6014, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., not including holidays.

Anyone who does not have an appointment will be turned away.

For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The drive-thru test site will not allow entry if residents do not arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid ID.  When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

Other test sites can be found online by visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/testing.

For more information, visit  www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates. or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.

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