HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – At home self-testing will soon be available to Hunterdon County residents, under a contract with Vault Medical Services, according to Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren.
“Being able to make COVID-19 testing more accessible to the public through at home self-testing is another positive step in the Department of Health’s effort to protect the health of Hunterdon County’s residents. A physician’s prescription will not be needed for the self-testing program and further information will be made available by the county Department of Health next week,” Van Doren said.
The contract’s $257,000 cost will be covered by the federal CARES Act grant the county has received.
“There has been great work by the County Counsel and the Department of Health in gaining state approval of the testing plan, of obtaining the funds to support the operation of the testing program, and in finalizing a comprehensive contract with Vault Medical Services,” Van Doren said.
Freeholder Board Deputy Director Sue Soloway said, “In addition to self-testing, the Hunterdon County-HMG COVID-19 test site at 121 Route 31 South in Raritan will continue to offer free testing by appointment without a physician’s prescription on Mondays 4 – 8 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 – 5 pm.”
Soloway, the Board’s liaison to the Department of Health, said, “First Responders, medical personnel, educators, and critical infrastructure employees or anyone who has frequent contact with the public while working, who live or work in Hunterdon County, may schedule an appointment. Testing will be available on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.”