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COVID-19 Testing, Food Access, Facebook Q&A

Trenton Health Team is helping local healthcare providers and community organizations respond to COVID-19. As the situation unfolds, THT and our community partners are sharing information regarding public health efforts and available social services. 

COVID-19/Coronavirus Testing

Henry J. Austin Health Center provides FREE COVID-19 testing by appointment only for walk or drive-up at 321 N. Warren St. To make an appointment, call 609-278-5900. NEW! Testing FAQ

  • To get a test at HJAHC, you must be a current patient, have been seen by a Henry J. Austin Health Center provider within the past year or set up a telemedicine appointment.
  • All patient information is kept confidential. NO INFO IS SHARED.
  • Patients DO NOT need ID or health insurance for a COVID-19 test.
  • Help available for patients who are uninsured, self-pay or need transportation.
  • HJAHC Telehealth Info en español


For additional testing options, click here
NOTE: These locations may require identification, health insurance and/or direct payment. UPDATED AUGUST 10
Información sobre las pruebas de detección del virus COVID-19 en Trenton

Food Access

  • Trenton Area Free Food Resources online interactive directory/map listing summer meals sites, food pantries, and meal distribution sites, including address, phone number, distribution times and requirements. List compiled and updated by THT. (Find easy-to-print version here)
  • Check eligibility for food assistance, cash assistance, and health insurance at NJHelps

COVID-19 Community Health Q&A videos

View THT Facebook videos regarding COVID-19 and other community health topics.

Back-to-School in a Pandemic (August 5)
Denise Kreiss, Parent Coordinator/Homeless Liaison Trenton Public Schools
Micah Freeman, Supervisor of Nursing Trenton Public Schools

Regreso a clases durante la Pandemia (August 6)
Sandra GB Iturbides, Supervisor ESL/Bilingual Programs, Trenton Public Schools (Spanish)
Dr Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, HJAHC

UPDATE: COVID-19 Testing in Trenton (July 29)
Tyler Henderson, Director of Primary Care Henry J. Austin Health Center

Lo Último Sobre las Pruebas de COVID-19 (July 30)
Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

COVID-19 Impact on Mental/Behavioral Health (July 22)
Lee Ruszczyk, HJAHC Senior Director of  Behavioral Health, and Susan Loughery,  Catholic Charities Associate Executive Director and Director of Operations

Impacato del COVID-19 en la Salud Mental y del Comportamiento (July23)
Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center
Roberto Hernandez, Director El Centro de Recursos para Familias Catholic Charities

Preventing a COVID-19 Resurgence (July 15)
Dan Moen, President & CEO St Francis Medical Center
Dr. Stephen Vetrano, Vice-Chair and Associate Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Francis, and Medical Director of Trenton EMS

Riesgos de Resurgencia del CORONAVIRUS-19 (July 16)
Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

COVID-19 Impact on Hunger/Finding Food Resources (July8)
Khadijah McQueen, Director of Food Access for Capital Area YMCA

Comidas de Verano/ Inseguridad Alimentaria causada por la pandemia del CORONAVIRUS-19 (July 9)
Maria Richardson, City of Trenton Dir of Recreation
Cecilia Avila, Arm in Arm 

COVID Immunity & Antibody Testing (July 1)
Dr. Kemi Alli, CEO of Henry J. Austin Health Center (July 1)

Inmunidad al COVID-19 y pruebas sobre anticuerpos (July 2)
Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

Contact Tracing (June 24)
City of Trenton Health and Human Services Director Shakira Abdul-Ali
Health Officer Yvette Garrofi-Coooper (June 24)

Seguimiento de contactos (June 25)
Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

COVID-19 Testing (June 17)
Dr. Eric Schwartz, Executive Director, Institute for Urban Care, Capital Health

Información sobre las pruebas de detección del virus COVID-19 (June 18)
Dr. Rachael Evans, Chief Medical Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

Masks

In New Jersey, individuals must use a face covering when shopping at essential retail businesses, entering a restaurant or bar to pick up takeout orders, and when traveling on trains, buses, light rail, or paratransit vehicles.

 

 

Legal

Persons with a disability who need legal help can contact the Community Health Law Project by email to Trenton@chlp.org or phone 609-392-5553

 

COVID-19 Helpful Websites

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub 

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Mental Health Telephone Support During COVID-19 1-866-202-HELP (4357)

Who is hiring in your community

The City of Trenton Department of Health and Human Services

Trenton Public Schools

The State of New Jersey Department of Health

The Federal Centers on Disease Control and Prevention

En Español

CDC Video on Preventing Respiratory Diseases such as COVID-19  en Español

FEMA en español   Control de rumores del coronavirus

Spanish-language video covering COVID-19 symptom information and self-care recommendations

Nemours’ Spanish-language video on hand-washing

COVID-19 Info by Phone

Call: 2-1-1 information or 1-800-962-1253

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 for updates

Text: Your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Mental Health Telephone Support During COVID-19 1-866-202-HELP (4357)

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