(EAST ORANGE, NJ) — All East Orange residents — symptomatic or asymptomatic can now get tested for Coronavirus or antibodies at a drive-through testing site located at 161 Elmwood Avenue. A limited number of antibody tests are available at the site.
The East Orange Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Platinum Health Services, Central Jersey Urgent Care and Accu Reference Medical Lab, are offering testing to all East Orange residents regardless of insurance, ability to pay, or whether symptoms are present or not. Testing is available by appointment only. There is no up-front cost for testing.
Testing is from 1 PM to 4 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays for residents ages 18 and older, and on Thursdays for essential employees and seniors ages 60 and older. Appointments must be made by visiting www.clockwisemd.com/hospitals/5326/visits/new which includes a telemedicine appointment.
Arrive at the drive-through at your scheduled date and time with your confirmation number, identification, and your face covering.
“We need to test as many residents as possible to understand how widespread COVID-19 is in the city of East Orange, especially among our most vulnerable populations,” East Orange Mayor Ted Green said. “Expanding testing is not only key to helping us flatten the curve, but it also influences our thinking about a strategic plan to safely reopen our city.”
Dr. Monique Griffith, director of Health and Human Services, along with the East Orange Board of Health and health Officer Victor Kuteyi, has been with the Mayor at the forefront of raising public health awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic since early February.
“Increasing access to testing for all of our residents despite their insurance coverage and presentation of symptoms is an important step in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will inform our reopening strategy,” Griffith said. “Many residents who had symptoms and those without symptoms have contacted us requesting this type of support and we are pleased that we are able to meet the local need.”
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