The Morning Call
Drive-thru sites mushroom
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.
1855 S. Fifth St., Allentown
1319 Hanover Ave., Allentown
7719 Main St., Fogelsville
110 Main St., Hellertown
2108 MacArthur Road, Whitehall
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,
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.