HIGHTSTOWN, NJ --  Mercer County officials announced Wednesday that it will be opening its second COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing facility in the parking lot of St. Anthony of Padua Church located at 156 Maxwell Avenue in Hightstown.

Operated in collabroation with health care and municipal partners the appointment-only, walk-up test site will be open for individuals who lack transportation to the existing testing site at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence.  The site will be open on Fridays at noon beginning May 8.

Testing will be provided for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a doctor's order and an appointment. If a test is needed, the doctor will fax a prescription to the Mercer County health call center at (609) 630-4031 which will contact patients to schedule an appointment. Everyone needing a test will be sent to a site.

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Mercer County offers appointment-only, drive-up testing every weekday at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence.  Individuals who do not have health insurance will be cared for at no cost by the Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton that can be reached at (609) 259-5900.

If you have questions about the testing process, call 609-337-4081 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; questions in Español can be answered at (609) 436-5038 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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