Free COVID 19 test available to North Bergen residents
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — The Township of North Bergen is opening three new sites where residents can be tested for COVID-19 at no out of…
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — The Township of North Bergen is opening three new sites where residents can be tested for COVID-19 at no out of pocket cost, regardless of insurance status. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and his administration have entered into partnerships with private medical facilities to operate the sites, which will reduce costs for the township and streamline operations. Combined with currently operating sites that are already available to North Bergen residents, the township will now be able to offer up to 1,000 tests per day, significantly increasing its testing capacity.
“Our team has been working diligently for weeks to establish these testing sites and we are confident that we will now be able to ensure that all North Bergen residents have access to free COVID-19 testing,” said Mayor Sacco. “Increasing our testing capacity will allow us to proactively identify residents who test positive so they can self-isolate, and also provide peace of mind to those who may have recovered from the illness but were never tested. This will help us reduce the number of new infections and save lives.”
The three new sites will all operate by appointment only and are available to North Bergen residents with proof of residency. Testing will begin on June 8th. To schedule a test, residents must call or text first to set up a telemedicine appointment to determine the appropriate test based on their symptoms, recent contacts and other factors. The new sites are:
Downtown Testing Site (Mobile Site)
Offered in partnership with Diligent Medical Care
Kennedy School, 1210 11th Street, North Bergen
To schedule a test text COVID to: (973) 447-3559
Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab, Serology Antibody Test
Waterfront Testing Site
Offered in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Road, North Bergen
To schedule a test call: (201) 295-4181, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab, Serology Antibody Test
Uptown Testing Site
Offered in partnership with AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care Center
7405 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen
To schedule a test call: (201) 636-6763, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tests offered: Serology Antibody Test
Opening the three new testing sites builds on North Bergen’s systematic testing protocol, which has been continually expanding over the last several weeks. The program began by testing first responders and township employees who interact with the public, followed by residents of the township’s three long term care facilities, and then residents of the North Bergen Housing Authority’s senior buildings. Now that the most vulnerable residents have been tested, the township will expand to the general public.
In addition to the new sites, the current testing sites already in operation that are open to North Bergen residents will continue to be available:
Secaucus Testing Site
Offered in partnership with the County of Hudson and Hudson Regional Hospital
55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus NJ
To schedule a test call: (201) 388-1097
Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab
North Hudson Testing Site
Offered in partnership with North Hudson Community Action Corporation
36th Street and Kennedy Boulevard
To schedule a test call: (201) 366-8465
Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab
Walmart Testing Site
2100 88th Street, North Bergen NJ
To schedule a test visit: http://myquestcovidtest.com/
Tests offered: self-administered COVID-19 Nasal Swab (note: test capacity limited)
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