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Somerset County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site Opens

UPDATE: New dates added.


The Hunterdon and Somerset COVID-19 drive-thru test clinic will be open Monday, April 20; Wednesday, April 22; and Friday, April 24.


Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents can make an appointment for the new drive-thru test center, located at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, by registering at: somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. Those without access to a computer can call 908.237.7150.


“Opening the test site is just the first step,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Sara Sooy. “We are already putting plans in place in anticipation of supporting Somerset County’s economic recovery, after we flatten the curve and stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson, right, and Deputy Director Sara Sooy help to carry in breakfast donations for Health Department staff and volunteers.

Additional dates will be offered based on the availability of resources.

Check co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates. So far, there are 105 residents from Somerset and Hunterson counties scheduled for testing on Friday, April 17.


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. Testing is free of charge and only available to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five and older.


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


“We have been working diligently for weeks to set up a safe and secure testing site for residents,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “I want to thank everyone involved in making today’s event such a success, including the Somerset and Hunterdon County Departments of Health, our volunteers, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and Raritan Valley Community College.”


Cars are lined up at the first station of the COVID-19 testing center at Raritan Valley Community College, where Department of Health staff confirm that patients have an appointment and doctor’s authorization.

The center opened on April 16. A total of 150 residents from Somerset and Hunterdon counties were scheduled to be screened on the first day of testing.


Of those registered, 91 patients were tested; ten others were turned away, either because they didn’t have an appointment or a doctor’s order. Test results, which are expected within two to three days, will be sent to the patient’s physician.


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.

For more information, contactcoronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.

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