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​COVID-19 Public Testing Information

Centre County

Nittany Mall
2901 E. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Columbia County

Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
W. Fort McClure Blvd.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Testing is on a first come, first serve basis at each location. Patients are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. Registration will be completed on-site. No appointment is necessary, but a photo-ID and/or insurance card is required. Up to 500 registered patients can be tested per day.

Testing Schedule

  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m on the following dates at both locations:
    • Friday, September 25
    • Saturday, September 26
    • Tuesday, September 29
    • Wednesday, September 30
    • Thursday, October 1
    • Friday, October 2
    • Saturday, October 3

How to Get Tested

  • Determine if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you have been exposed to COVID-19. Symptoms 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 and insurance card.
    • You will be asked to blow your nose and discard the tissues in a plastic bag.
    • Test site staff will hand you a test swab.
    • You will swab the inside of each nostril and carefully return the swab to the test-site staff.

How to Manage Symptoms at Home

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

Updated 9/18/2020