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Mercer County Moves COVID-19 Testing Site to Trenton

Mercer County has relocated its appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 from Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence to the parking lot across from the County Administration Building at 640 South Broad St. in Trenton, one block south of CURE Insurance Arena, effective Tuesday, May 19. The change was made in anticipation of commerce returning to the mall in the near future.

The County, in collaboration with its health care and municipal partners, will continue to operate appointment-only, walk-up testing sites in Trenton and Hightstown.

Testing will be provided for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have an appointment. In addition to fever, cough and shortness of breath, symptoms of COVID-19 can include chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste and smell.

If you are symptomatic for COVID-19 and want to be tested, contact your primary health care practitioner. If a test is needed, your doctor will fax a prescription to the Mercer County health call center at 609-630-4031, and the center will contact you to schedule an appointment. If you lack transportation to get to the drive-up testing site, you will be offered an appointment at a walk-up site along with instructions on when and where to go. The Trenton walk-up sites are open in each city ward one day a week. The Hightstown site is open Fridays at 12 noon in the parking lot of St. Anthony of Padua Church, 156 Maxwell Ave.

If you do not have a doctor, call an urgent care center or call the Henry J. Austin Health Center at 609-278-5900 to see if you need testing. They can help you to talk with a doctor by phone or video. Henry J. Austin will serve all patients, including those without health insurance. There is no charge for the test at Mercer County testing sites.

You must have an appointment to be tested. Those who show up at a testing site without an appointment will not be able to be tested.

If you have questions about the testing process, call 609-337-4081 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Español, call 609-436-5038 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The testing sites are collaborative efforts between the County of Mercer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health System, St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, the Trenton Health Team, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the City of Trenton.

If you believe you may have symptoms of COVID-19, the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub provides a self-assessment tool that will help you determine whether you should be tested. Visit self.covid19.nj.gov.

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