The Morning Call

Drive-thru sites mush­room

- By Stephanie Si­gafoos Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Bethlehem, PA · Lehigh Valley · Pennsylvania · CVS Pharmacy · Walgreen · Wal-Mart · Allentown · Hanover · Hellertown, Pennsylvania · Allentown · Bethlehem · Bethlehem · Nazareth · Bethlehem Township · Rite Aid · Fogelsville, Pennsylvania · Catasauqua

Cars line up Fri­day out­side a tent on St. Luke’s Univer­sity Health Net­work’s Anderson Cam­pus in Beth­le­hem Town­ship to take the COVID-19 test. The site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur­day. A screen­ing by your doc­tor is re­quired in ad­vance to qual­ify for the St. Luke’s site. Drive-thru test­ing sites have popped up all over the Le­high Val­ley as the cases of coro­n­avirus spike.

As the COVID-19 pan­demic surges in Penn­syl­va­nia, moredriv­ethru test­ing sites are oper­at­ing in the Le­high Val­ley.

Drug­stores such as CVS, RiteAid, and Wal­greens are of­fer­ing con­tact­less test­ing op­tions, as are big box stores such as Walmart. Walk-up test­ing is also of­fered at a lim­ited num­ber of these sites for patients whodon’t drive.

Peo­ple us­ing at­est­ing site should con­tact their in­sur­ers to con­firm the test will meet­cov­er­age cri­te­ria. Screen­ing sur­veys are re­quired for any­one sched­ul­ing a test.

This list is not meant to be com­pletely com­pre­hen­sive, as drive-thru test­ing con­tin­ues to roll out na­tion­wide at se­lect lo­ca­tions. If you’ re un­sure if a phar­macy of­fers a drive-up­op­tion, besure to con­firm the de­tails of the test­ing site by phone.

Wal­greens:

„ 1855 S. Fifth St., Al­len­town

„ 1319 Hanover Ave., Al­len­town

Rite-Aid:

„ 7719 Main St., Fo­gelsville

„ 110 Main St., Heller­town

„ 2108 MacArthur Road, White­hall

CVS:

„ 5801 Til­gh­man St., Al­len­town

„ 2434 Catasauqua Road, Beth­le­hem

6050 Stern­ers Way Unit 1, Beth­le­hem

„ 3519 Nazareth Road, Eas­ton

„4950 Free mans burg Ave ., East on „ 1520 Northamp­ton St., Eas­ton

„ 215 TownCen­ter Blvd., Eas­ton „ 620 Old Philadel­phia Road,

Eas­ton

3295 Route 100, Ma­cungie Walmart:

2601 MacArthur Road, Al­len­town

Ad­di­tional test­ing sites may be avail­able in the area through a health care provider. Test­ing sites are setup around the Le high Val­ley at health cen­ters and hos­pi­tals.

Due to high de­mand, there may be no avail­able times at lo­ca­tions listed on the day and time you’re at­tempt­ing to sched­ule. The avail­abil­ity of test­ing kits, long lines, weather, and rate of trans­mis­sion in the area you’re vis­it­ing mayaf­fect day-to-day op­er­a­tions.

Di­ag­nos­tic lab tests may take 72 hours to yield re­sults. Rapid di­ag­nos­tic tests take up­to24hours, and rapid anti­gen tests show re­sults in as lit­tle as one hour.

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 ?? APRILGAMIZ/THE MORN­ING CALL ?? Aview of the Wal­greens drive-up COVID-19 test­ing at 319 Hanover Ave., Al­len­town. Ac­cord­ing to the Wal­greens web­site, it is of­fer­ing no-cost, con­tact­less COVID-19 test­ing for patients 3 and older at se­lect lo­ca­tions in part­ner­ship with the PWNHealth provider net­work.
APRILGAMIZ/THE MORN­ING CALL Aview of the Wal­greens drive-up COVID-19 test­ing at 319 Hanover Ave., Al­len­town. Ac­cord­ing to the Wal­greens web­site, it is of­fer­ing no-cost, con­tact­less COVID-19 test­ing for patients 3 and older at se­lect lo­ca­tions in part­ner­ship with the PWNHealth provider net­work.

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