Free COVID-19 testing offered in preparation for holiday gatherings

As people are preparing for holiday gatherings this season, the Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 testing and take-home tests at nearly a dozen locations across the state.

“We want to make it as convenient as possible for people to access COVID-19 testing so they can help protect family and friends during holiday gatherings,” said Acting Health Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson.

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“If you are not feeling well, stay home to avoid spreading illness. We also recommend testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19.”

The testing is free and open to everyone. The following COVID-19 community-based testing sites are operated in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) offering three forms of testing:

Berks County Intermediate Unit, 1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, PA 19605, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Point of care tests where tests are performed and results are analyzed on-site, distribution of at-home COVID-19 antigen tests, and administration of the mid-nasal passage swab PCR testing.

Individuals do not need to be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo ID, but ID is not required to be tested. Appointments are not necessary as registration will be completed on-site.

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