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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.

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 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 Intermediate Unit, 1 Waynesburg Campus 100 Evergreen Way Suite 102, 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 9/14/2022