South River will open COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on May 13


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SOUTH RIVER–The Borough of South River is partnering with Central Jersey Urgent Care, My Instadoc,and Clarity Labs to bring a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site to the borough.

The testing site will offer both blood draw tests for COVID-19 antibodies and COVID-19 nasal swab testing, according to a prepared statement from the South River Police Department.

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The testing site will be able to conduct up to 200 tests per day and will remain open as long as there is a demand for testing. Priority for COVID-19 nasal swab testing will be given to individuals experiencing symptoms and individuals who have been in close contact with somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19, according to police.

The testing site will be at the Saint Mary Coptic School’s Parking Lot, located at 80 David St., according to police.

Testing will be done from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only.
Prior to receiving an appointment for testing, residents must first schedule and complete a telemedicine appointment. Telemedicine appointments are available at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to police.
The process residents must follow to use the services at the testing center include:
  • Schedule a virtual telemedicine appointment
  • Residents must complete their telemedicine visit
  • After their telemedicine visit, residents will receive a testing appointment time
  • Residents then should arrive at the testing site at their assigned appointment time.
  • Receive their drive-thru blood draw or nasal swab test
  • Expect a phone call three to four days after their test

Residents will need to bring a photo ID and their insurance card with them to the testing site. No copays or deductibles will be taken at the time. A credit card will be placed on file, according to police.

For more information, call 609-867-0600 and to set up a telemedicine appointment visit


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