ATTENTION: Northampton County residents…
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Information below…
OPENING DATE: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
LOCATION: Easton Hospital (Main Parking Lot)
250 S. 21st Street
Easton, PA 18042
DATES/HOURS: 10am till 4pm on following dates
5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/11 & 5/12 (or until supplies run out).
– Must be a Northampton County resident.
– Bring photo identification (ID) with you.
– Experiencing one (or more) of the following symptoms;
fever, dry cough or shortness of breath.
* Health insurance is NOT required however, if you are insured bring
your insurance card with you.
** NO doctor script or prescription is needed.
*** Site has the capacity to test up to sixty (60) people each day.
** County of Northampton May 4th Press Release – below **
Lamont McClure has organized a partnership between Northampton County Emergency Management Services (EMS) and Easton Hospital to set up a Covid-19 testing site for county residents. Northampton County is contributing $150,000 towards this effort. The risk of viral transmission at a drive-thru site is much lower than at a walk-in clinic. The Coronavirus testing site is located at the main parking lot at Easton Hospital, 250 21st Street, Easton, PA 18042. It will open on Wednesday, May 6th. Hours of operation will be from 10:00AM – 4:00PM on May 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12th or until supplies run out.
“We won’t be able to break the cycle of transmission until we have accurate data on who has the virus,” says Lamont McClure. “Until we have an effective treatment or a vaccine, testing and self-quarantining is the best tool we have for dealing with Covid-19.”
Only residents from Northampton County will be accepted for testing and they must show at least one of the following CDC recognized symptoms of Covid-19 to be eligible: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste and/or smell. A prescription from a doctor is not required. Although insurance is not required to be tested participants should bring a photo ID and their insurance card with them.