The site, located at the city’s downtown Riverfront Plaza will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, June 19 and 26. Testing will be available for individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms as well as those who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Walk-ins are accepted, but patients are encouraged to register online using the Request an Appointment Page of CompleteCare’s website: www.CompleteCareNJ.org(www.completecarenj.org/request-an-appointment/) or call 451-4700,
“Those who preregister with CompleteCare will be screened for eligibility through a telehealth consultation. Once approved for testing, those who pre-register will be able to bypass the onsite registration process,” said Curtis Edwards, CompleteCare president and CEO. “Walk-ins who have not pre-registered will be screened for testing eligibility at the site, but may have a longer wait time once testing is approved.”
Those seeking to be tested will be required to present identification and, if insured, their insurance information, including Medicare or Medicaid, although no co-pays will be required. Edwards said that everyone who meets the criteria to be tested will be tested whether or not they have insurance.
Additionally, only CompleteCare Health Network patients and Cumberland County residents will be able to be tested. First responders who are residents of Cumberland County or CompleteCare patients will be given priority testing. Edwards also reminded residents that CompleteCare is not testing patients for COVID-19 at its health centers.
Edwards said Cumberland County Department of Health, Vineland Health Department, and CompleteCare Health Network will work to ensure people are informed of their results in a timely manner.
Guidance for anyone testing positive continues to be remain at home under self-isolation and relieve symptoms with over-the-counter medications, as needed. If symptoms worsen, individuals should immediately contact their doctor or go to the closest hospital if necessary – being sure to call before going.
Residents showing emergency warning signs such as trouble breathing, persistent chest pain, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face, should seek medical attention immediately by calling 911.
For those driving to the riverfront for testing services, one-way vehicle entrance access will be provided off Route 49 next to the former Angie’s Diner. Parking is available at the park with a one-way vehicle exit onto Commerce Street.
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