HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that next week the COVID-19 community mobile testing program will expand to 10 new sites, including Hackensack.
The program, which provides COVID-19 saliva diagnostic and COVID-19 antibody tests, is available to all county residents thanks to a partnership between the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.
In Hackensack, the testing site will be at Hackensack High School, located at 135 1st Street at the East Wing Parking Lot, on Thursday, July 16, weather permitting.
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All sites hours unless otherwise noted will be:
- 9-10 a.m. for first responders and healthcare workers;
- 10 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. for the general public.
Mobile testing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free of charge to the patient, regardless of health insurance status. All community mobile testing sites will offer the COVID-19 saliva and COVID-19 antibody tests. The COVID-19 saliva test is available to all county residents regardless of symptoms, as well as first responders, healthcare workers, and municipal or county employees who work in Bergen County with proof of employment.
Due to demand, antibody testing will be limited to 200 per day and only be available for Bergen County first responders, healthcare workers, and Bergen County residents who previously tested positive for COVID-19 with documentation of prior test results.
For the COVID-19 saliva test, do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival. Identification is necessary so bring your driver’s license/ID card, social security card, passport, or birth certificate. Proof of Bergen County residency or that you work in Bergen County is required so bring your driver’s license, utility bill, pay stub, or work ID. If you have an insurance card, also have that with you.
The County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center remind all residents that mobile testing is only one way to get tested. COVID-19 saliva screening and antibody testing are also available by appointment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. To make an appointment visit newbridgehealth.org/bergen-covid19-screening/ for more information.