Following new partnerships, North Bergen to offer 3 new COVID-19 testing sites on Monday

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Following new partnerships with two urgent care centers and one hospital, the Township of North Bergen will offer three new COVID-19 testing sites for residents on Monday.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Our team has been working diligently for weeks to establish these testing sites and we are confident that we will now be able to ensure that all North Bergen residents have access to free COVID-19 testing,” Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.

“Increasing our testing capacity will allow us to proactively identify residents who test positive so they can self-isolate, and also provide peace of mind to those who may have recovered from the illness but were never tested. This will help us reduce the number of new infections and save lives.”

The three new sites will all operate by appointment only and are available to North Bergen residents with proof of residency. Testing will begin on Monday, June 8th and the township estimates this will allow them to perform up to 1,000 tests a day.

To schedule a test, residents must call or text first to set up a telemedicine appointment to determine the appropriate test based on their symptoms, recent contacts – among other factors.

The three new sites, along with the tests offered at each one, are as follows:

Downtown testing site (mobile)

Offered in partnership with Diligent Medical Care
Address: Kennedy School, 1210 11th Street
To schedule a test text COVID to: (973) 447-3559
Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab, Serology Antibody Test

Waterfront Testing Site

Address: Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road
To schedule a test call: (201) 295-4181, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab, Serology Antibody Test

Uptown Testing Site

Address: 7405 Bergenline Avenue, AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care Center
To schedule a test call: (201) 636-6763, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tests offered: Serology Antibody Test