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​COVID-19 Public Testing Information

Current testing site locations are focused on ensuring K-12 students, staff, and families have access to free COVID testing within their communities. The testing remains open to everyone.  All of the following COVID-19 community-based testing sites operated in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) offer three forms of free testing:  

  • point of care tests where tests are performed and results are analyzed on-site,
  • distribution of at-home COVID-19 antigen tests, and
  • administration of the mid-nasal passage swab PCR testing.

The testing sites are free and open to anyone age 2 and older who feels they need a test on a first-come, first-serve basis. PCR tests are only available to ages 3 and older. Individuals do not need to be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo-ID, but ID is not required to be tested. Appointments are not necessary as registration will be completed on-site.   There will be up to 450 patients tested per day.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING by AMI

  • FREE PCR Tests (72 - hour results)
  • Antigen Rapid Tests (15 - minute results)
  • Self-test kits

Friedens Lutheran Church - 131 S Main St, Friedens, PA 15541
Mondays - Fridays, 10:30 am – 7 pm, 1/16/22 thru 1/20/22
Drive-thru

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Murtha Center - 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA  15904

Tuesday - 1/24, 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday - 1/25, 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday -1/26, 9 am - 3pm
Friday -1/27, 9 am - 6 pm
Walk in location

Berks County – Intermediate Unit 14 Berks
Testing is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through 7/31/23 at the parking lot of the Intermediate Unit, 1111 Commons Blvd. Reading, PA 19605.

Blair County – Intermediate Unit 8 Appalachia

Testing is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through 7/31/23 at the Intermediate Unit, 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602.

Bradford County – Intermediate Unit 17 Lycoming
Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from 9/20/22 through 7/31/23 at the Bradford IU, 33 Springbrook Drive, Canton, PA 17724.

Centre County – Intermediate Unit 10 Central

Testing in Centre County will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through 7/31/23 in the parking lot in front of the building located at 60 Decibel Road, State College, PA 16801.

Erie County – Intermediate Unit 5 Northwest Tri-County  
Testing is available Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through 7/31/23 at IU 5’s selected location in partnership with Penn West-Edinboro Campus Dearborn Hall, 205 Darrow Road Edinboro, PA 16444.

Lackawanna County – Intermediate Unit 19 Northeastern Educational
Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through 7/31/23 at the Intermediate Unit, 1200 Line Street, Archbald, PA 18403.

Mercer County – Intermediate Unit 4 Midwestern
Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through 7/31/23 at the Intermediate Unit, 453 Maple Street, Grove City, PA 16127.

Mifflin County – Intermediate Unit 11 Tuscarora
Testing in Mifflin County will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m at 2527 US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, Pa. 17051.

Washington, Greene, Fayette County - Intermediate Unit 1
Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through 7/31/23 at the IU 1 (Penn West-CALU Campus), Phillipsburg Bldg., 740 Orchard Street., California, Pa. 15419

Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on a three-week rotational basis at IU 1 offices via the “FabLab” mobile van through 7/31/23:  

  • starting 9/12/22 in Washington County at IU 1 (Central Office), One Intermediate Unit Drive Coal Center, PA 15423;
  • starting 10/3/22 at the McMurray Campus, 625 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317;
  • starting 10/24/22 the van will provide testing in Greene County at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 107 Fairgrounds Rd, Waynesburg, PA 15370.

Rotation in this order will continue every three weeks.

How to Get Tested

  • No appointment is necessary
  • Register on site
  • Bring a photo-ID
  • Patients are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested -- anyone can get tested.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately.

  • Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:
    • Trouble breathing: gasping for air or cannot talk without catching your breath, unable to speak full sentences
    • Coughing up blood (more than about 1 teaspoon)
    • Bluish lips or face
    • Severe and constant pain or pressure in the chest
    • Severe and constant dizziness or lightheadedness, too weak to stand
    • Acting confused (new or worsening)
    • Unconscious or very difficult to wake up
    • Slurred speech (new or worsening)
    • New seizure or seizures that won't stop
    • This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
  • Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Testing Process

  • At the testing site:
    • You will be asked to show your photo ID.
    • You will be asked to blow your nose and discard the tissues in a plastic bag.
    • Test site staff will swab the inside of each nostril.
  • The turnaround time for testing results is two to seven days after testing.
  • Individuals who receive the antigen point-of care test will receive their results on site verbally and may request a copy of their results in writing. 
  • Individuals who are tested should self-isolate while they await test results. For those individuals who live with other people, they should self-isolate in a private room and use a private bathroom if possible. Whoever else lives in the home with the individual awaiting test results should also stay at home. View COVID-19 Patient Instructions for Self Isolation While Awaiting Lab Results (PDF).

How to Manage Symptoms at Home


Questions? Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)

Updated 1/17/2023