The Department of Health continues to offer free COVID-19 testing, new sites available
The Department of Health continues to offer free COVID-19 testing, new sites available

The Department of Health continues to offer free COVID-19 testing, new sites available

Harrisburg, PA – The Ministry of Health announced today that free COVID-19 test sites are open to the public in five locations across the state.

The Wolf Administration, in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI), operates localities with Berks, Center and Clinton counties and Edinboro University in Erie for community test sites.

“Testing remains a critical tool as we move into this new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Acting Health Minister Keara Klinepeter. “We continue to ensure that Pennsylvania residents have access to testing as we move forward in this next phase of the pandemic – including securing long-term testing opportunities for communities. If you experience symptoms or are a known close contact, testing resources are available. .

Test resources will be rotated to different locations as needed. Below are the current AMI test sites:

Berks Amt

Testing is available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 9 in the parking lot of Direct Link Technologies, 2561 Bernville Road, Reading, PA, 19605. Please note, enter the parking lot from 6 p.m. Van Reed Road.

Center Amt

Testing will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 14 to April 23 at the County Recycling and Refuse Authority / Interpretive Center, 253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte, PA, 16823.

Clinton County

Testing is available Tuesday through Friday from 6 p.m. 10.00 to kl. 18:00 and Saturday from kl. 8.00 to kl. 2pm now through Sept. 9 at Parsons Union Building (PUB), 650 Railroad St, Lock Haven, PA, 17745.

Erie County

Testing is available Monday and Wednesday from kl. 8.00 to 16.30 and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from kl. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. at Edinboro University Community Testing Dearborn Hall 205 Darrow Road Edinboro, PA 16444.

Lucerne County

Testing is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 14 at the Hazleton Integration Project, located at 224 East 4th Street Hazleton, PA 18201.

In addition, Pennsylvanians can find test sites in their area at Pennsylvania COVID-19 Viral Testing Sites Location Map here.

The test pages are open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even asymptomatic individuals who have tested positive isolate themselves to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Mid-nasal passage inoculation PCR test will be performed. Testing takes place on a first-come, first-served basis and is free of charge. No agreement is required. Testing is open to individuals from all counties aged 3 and older. Individuals do not need to have symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested.

Patients are encouraged to bring photo ID, but ID is not required to be tested. Registration will also be completed on site.

Individuals being tested should self-quarantine while awaiting their test results. People living with other people should even quarantine in a private room and use a private bathroom if possible. Others living in the home with the individual awaiting test results should also stay home. The department has further instructions for individuals awaiting a COVID-19 test result. People who test positive will receive a phone call from AMI, while people who test negative will receive a secured PDF file via email from AMI.

In addition to traditional PCR testing options, individuals can, among other things, find over-the-counter rapid antigen test kits to perform at home at certain local health centers, a retail store or pharmacy. More information about home testing is updated at www.health.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark O’Neill – [email protected]

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