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Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Emergency Department Sees Rising Number of COVID Cases Suspends Drive-Through COVID Testing

December 29, 2021

Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Emergency Department Sees Rising Number of COVID Cases  Suspends Drive-Through COVID Testing

DECEMBER 29, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital is suspending its drive-through COVID-19 testing service effective Wednesday, December 29.  After much deliberation, the hospital has decided that this is in the best interest of patients and the community as it will allow the organization to concentrate personnel and equipment where it is needed most, in the Emergency Department which has been seeing an increased volume of patients who are symptomatic as a result of the Omicron variant. 

Individuals who suspect they have been or who are known to have been exposed to COVID-19 and are experiencing mild to no symptoms are urged to seek testing at one of New Jersey’s state-sanctioned testing sites. To find a COVID testing location in the state, visit New Jersey’s COVID Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing.

To focus on those patients who are most in need of emergency medical care, no routine COVID-19 testing will be available at Saint Peter’s University Hospital at this time. However, the hospital reminds the public that individuals experiencing acute COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, prolonged fever or chest pain or any medical emergency should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Individuals with additional questions related to COVID-19 are advised to speak with their primary care provider.

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