FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County’s Health Department, in conjunction with Vault Medical Services, is providing a walk-in, no appointment necessary, free Covid-19 test clinic at the Hunterdon Shopping Center, 39 Reaville Avenue, in Flemington (the former Pier 1 store), beginning today, according to Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren.
Van Doren, the Board’s Health Department liaison, said, “The public will be able to receive a free rapid antigen test or a PCR test or both at the clinic, operated by Vault Medical Services through combined funding from the State Department of Health and Hunterdon County. Rapid test results are emailed to participants about 20 minutes after the test, according to Vault Medical Services. And arrangements have been made for evening hours on Thursdays and Saturday testing, to create convenience for members of the public.”
The Hunterdon County clinic at the Hunterdon Shopping Center, 39 Reaville Avenue, in Flemington will
operate weekly, as follows:
- Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Thursday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Board of Commissioners Director John E. Lanza said, “Less than one month ago, at our Board’s Re-organization meeting, we challenged the Health Department to meet the demand from our residents seeking more access to Covid-19 testing with quicker turnaround times. We called for the Department bring online a program of testing opportunities, both PCR tests and rapid tests, as quickly as possible and I am proud to report Hunterdon County’s Health Department has met that challenge.”
In addition to the new Covid-19 test clinic, the Health Department held two drive through clinics for the safe distribution of test kits. PCR kits made available by the state were distributed on January 22 and rapid antigen test kits were dispensed on February 1st, both at the County’s Route 12 Complex in Raritan Township.
The Department has also had test kits distributed to all interested food pantries in the County and to the United Way for distribution to hard-to-reach individuals.
Lanza said, “Testing continues to be in great demand as the public needs covid testing results in order to visit friends and relatives, to travel for work or pleasure, and in fact some need tests just to return to work.”
“Establishing the testing site required cooperation and coordination from many entities. The Health Department and Vault Medical Services deserve recognition for the speed at which they organized the clinic. And the County also extends our thanks to the Hunterdon Shopping Center Partners LLC for their cooperation in making space available at a reasonable cost and to the Flemington Construction Official, Jeff Klein, for the quick turnaround in approving a certificate of occupancy for the site,” Lanza said.