UNION, NJ — A Union County-run COVID-19 drive-through testing facility has been set up in the parking lot of Kean University in Union, set to begin testing on Monday.
Testing at the facility, established by the county freeholders with governmental, educational and healthcare partners, will be available by appointment only. The test will be offered to Union County residents, Union County first responders and essential personnel who have been instructed by their healthcare provider to be tested for COVID-19, the county announced Saturday night.
Residents seeking to receive a test must be given a prescription and registered by their physician on a secure portal where they will receive an appointment at the drive-through facility, county officials said.
For the safety, health and security of the volunteers at the site, the testing location will not allow patients without vehicles to enter the campus, even with a valid prescription and appointment, county officials said. People without transportation should discuss the issue with their healthcare provider before scheduling an appointment, officials said.
The state has developed a self-assessment tool for those who may have symptoms of COVID-19. The tool is designed to help determine what actions residents can take to protect their health and help determine whether to be tested for COVID-19. The assessment can be found by clicking here.
The Union County COVID-19 drive-through facility is being run by the county through a partnership with the Overlook Medical Center (Atlantic Health System) in Summit, the Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ Barnabas Health) in Rahway.
The Freeholder Board, County Manager and his staff worked with State Senators Joseph P. Cryan, Nicholas P. Scutari, Governor Phil Murphy’s office, Kean University and the New Jersey State Department of Health in bringing the facility online.