ROBBIINSVILLE, NJ -- Even as the rate of cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is slowing, Central Jersey Urgent Care and Robbinsville Township officials announced Monday that the testing site will remain open, but at a new location. The site has been relocated in order to be more accessible to employees at the various necessary companies still in operation locally.
Testing will now occur at the Robbinsville Field House located at 153 West Manor Way in Robbinsville on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The nasal swab testing is by appointment with Central Jersey Urgent Care only via online registration HERE for individuals who are symptomatic, or have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient.
"We still have a 25 percent positive rate, and people should get tested, if positive, they should stay home quarantined, it would help immensely," said Dr. Chirag G. Patel who operates multiple drive-through COVID-testing locations with his Central Jersey Urgent Care partner Dr. Markintosh Barthelemy.
Over four days of testing in Robbinsville, 365 individuals were tested -- 88 tested positive for the coronavirus.
Patel said that when patients arrive for their pre-scheduled tests they are screened by health care professionals including vital signs, medical history, and checking lungs. Individuals who exhibit extreme symptoms such as low pulse oximetry -- low levels of oxygen in your blood -- could be directed immediately to an emergency room hospital for further care.
The cost for self-pay individuals without insurance is $99 and must be paid via credit card at the time of service at the site. Insured individuals will be required to provide a valid credit card, but only after insurance is applied will any remaining patient responsibility be charged to the card. Cash will not be accepted.
Patel said they are working with four different regional labs in order to provide test results, both positive and negative, by phone in no more than three days. The doctor noted that individuals who test negative but develop extended or worsening symptoms should return to their doctor for further evaluation.
Drop-off boxes outside the municipal building for paperwork such as tax payments, permits, or dog licenses will be removed while the testing site is operational.
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