Bergen County Drive-Thru Testing Center OPENS

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the drive-thru testing site?
The Bergen Community College testing site is located at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus on the campus of the college in parking lots B & C

When will the drive-thru coronavirus testing site open?
It will be open 7 days a week, 8 am to 4 pm, beginning today, Friday March 20.

Do I need to bring anything?
Bring a picture ID to prove you are a New Jersey resident. IDs will be checked.

Who can be tested?
Test seekers will be screened on-site. Only those people who have symptoms – a fever of 99.6F or above, shortness of breath, AND a cough – will be tested. Asymptomatic people will be turned away.

“The worried well should not be coming to Bergen County tomorrow morning”, Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said. “To waste a testing kit on somebody who’s just worried is not going to benefit us.”

Do you need a physician’s order to be tested?
No, you don’t need a doctor’s note to be tested but if you have one, bring it. If you don’t have a physician’s order you can still be tested if you’re showing symptoms

How much will it cost?
Testing is free and will be covered by the federal government or your personal health insurance company. Bring your insurance card if you have one.

How many tests are available?
FEMA provided both Bergen and Holmdel each with 2,500 tests. They will be replenished weekly.
How long will test results take to come back?
Results will be available within 2 to 5 days of collection. The specimens will be taken to a contracted laboratory twice a day.

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