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Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) have organized a partnership between Northampton County and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Coordinated Health Allentown Hospital (LVH-CHA) to set up a COVID-19 drive-through testing site located at LVH-CHA at 3100 Emrick Blvd. Bethlehem, PA 18020. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. The site is anticipated to open within a few weeks.
“While the PA Department of Health has done an admirable job of contact tracing in Northampton County, adding the additional tracing capabilities of LVH-CHA will aid us in our fight to limit the spread of COVID-19,” says Lamont McClure. “I encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wearing a mask and frequent handwashing and, especially, to get tested if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.”
A Physician’s order will not be required but, to be eligible for testing, individuals must report or display one or more CDC-recognized symptoms of COVID-19: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste and/or smell. The drive-through site will be open to everyone, but only residents of Northampton County will have the cost of testing covered by the County if they do not have health coverage. All testing will be through HNL Lab Medicine unless insurance requires an alternate laboratory. Participants should bring a photo ID and their insurance card, if they have one, with them to the testing site.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042