The City of Hoboken is prepared to offer a new, free COVID-19 testing location that will be available for at least four days in August as the result of a partnership with PromptMD.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Providing a COVID-19 test for anyone who needs it remains at the forefront of our strategy to combat the spread of the virus, and this additional site with PromptMD will help us meet the increasing demand,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“I encourage any Hoboken resident who has recently traveled to a high risk state, or may have been in a situation where an exposure may have occurred, to get a COVID-19 test. Thank you to Dr. Islam, as well as Christine Herman Pipchick and the employees at PromptMD for working with the City and Director Pellegrini to provide this additional testing.”
Testing will take place at the Jackson Street Gymnasium on August 10th and 11th, then again the following week on the 17th and 18th. The pop-up COVID-19 testing site will have the capacity to test up to 350 residents per day.
Additionally, the site will only be open to Hoboken residents, with results provided two to three days after the completion of a test.
Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis for testing on August 10 and 11, with registration for August 17 and 18 available within the coming days.
To receive a test next week, residents must register online at hobokennj.gov/PromptMD with the required documentation including a driver’s license or government-issued identification with a Hoboken address, as well as health insurance information.
Walk-ins will not be permitted, as anyone who requests a test must fill out the online registration. Furthermore, the city will pay for the cost of the test for anyone who does not have health insurance.
The 14th Street Viaduct testing site, done in conjunction with the Riverside Medical Group, will still remain operational.
A test can still be scheduled at that location by calling the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) hotline at 201-420-5621, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m until 1 p.m.
Employees of local businesses that request a COVID-19 test should continue to do so through Riverside and calling the City Hall hotline.