THT Supporting Mercer County COVID-19 Testing
Trenton Location to Follow Opening of Lawrence Drive-Up Site March 31
Trenton, NJ — Trenton Health Team is supporting local health care professionals, city leaders, and county officials partnering to begin providing COVID-19 testing by appointment only based on a physician’s order for county residents experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today announced an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 will open Tuesday, March 31, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. An additional site in Trenton is expected to open in coming weeks.
“Trenton Health Team is proud to join with the county, city and local health care providers to confront the COVID-19 challenge and meet our community’s needs,” said THT Executive Director Gregory Paulson. “Our plans for testing will serve residents throughout the county, including Trenton, who become ill and require testing.”
The Lawrence drive-up center will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider.
Residents with COVID-19 symptoms who want to be tested must first contact a physican. No one will be tested without a physician’s order.
The testing center is a collaborative effort between the County of Mercer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health System, St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton and the Trenton Health Team.
“As we each confront the presence of coronavirus in our community, we–your local healthcare providers– need everyone’s help to make sure doctors, nurses and hospitals can take care of you and your family if needed,” Paulson said.
Here’s how residents can help:
1) Stay home! This is the most important thing — even if you don’t feel ill or have symptoms. Staying home helps prevent you and your family from getting sick.
2) Call your doctor — for medical advice if you feel ill. Most doctors are offering virtual visits via phone or computer to take care of you and determine if treatment is needed. Phone numbers to get in touch with us are listed at the bottom of this letter.
3) Don’t seek testing — unless recommended by your doctor so those who need tests can get them.
“Individual actions make a big difference,” Paulson said. “Please contact your doctor if you have questions or concerns. We will get through this together.”
See information on Trenton food pantry and pharmacy operations, as well as links to national, state, county and city COVID-19 updates.