Delco Health Department Offers Free COVID Tests
From a press release
On Friday, June 10, the Delaware County Health Department, in partnership with Personic Health Care, opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the Delaware County Wellness Center at Yeadon.
Located at 125 Chester Ave, Yeadon PA., the hours of operation are Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. COVID-19 testing will not be offered on Thursdays or Sundays.
Delaware County residents came out to use the walk-up and drive-thru options available for RT-PCR testing, the gold standard in COVID-19 testing, and Rapid Antigen testing. As operators of their own lab, Personic can offer PCR results via email in under 24 hours. All testing services are free to residents regardless of health insurance or immigration status.
COVID-19 testing appointments at the Delaware County Wellness Center at Yeadon are not required but are strongly suggested. Individuals can schedule a test.
COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are also available to Delaware County residents at the Wellness Center.
“COVID-19 cases are still of concern in our county and the demand for testing in Delaware County has grown with the surge in cases this spring,” said Health Department Deputy Director Lora Siegmann Werner. “Testing and vaccines are our most effective tools to slow the spread of COVID-19 and access to these tools-
especially for our most vulnerable populations- is of the utmost importance.”
The new site, which is being operated at no cost to the county, is part of a broader effort by county officials to address the health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic by providing convenient and free testing to communities of color and working families that are more likely to contract COVID-19, more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses that can be compounded by COVID-19, and who have less access to testing and other health services.
Individuals with questions about the site, appointments, or their test results should contact Personic Customer Service at (888) 349-6980. Individuals with general COVID-19 questions can Individuals with general COVID-19 questions can contact the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line at (484) 276- 2100.
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