COVID-19 Testing at Capital Health

Can I get a COVID -19 test at Capital Health?

Our Emergency Departments provide testing for patients who present with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, respiratory difficulty, etc.) after a test is deemed necessary by our emergency physicians upon examination. Our Emergency Departments do not provide testing for non-symptomatic persons who require testing for travel or other personal reasons. The type of test that is used (rapid result or regular priority) is determined by the severity of symptoms and whether a patient is being admitted or discharged from the Emergency Department.

All inpatients being emergently admitted to Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell and Capital Health Regional Medical Center for any diagnosis are tested for COVID-19 with rapid tests.

All patients undergoing an elective operation or other invasive procedure at Capital Health are tested for COVID-19. The type of test that is used (rapid result or regular priority) is determined by the time between scheduling and the procedure.

Will my primary care physician do a COVID-19 test?

Please call your primary care office before showing up. CAPITAL HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP offices are not testing non-symptomatic patients at this time.

If I am traveling or need a COVID-19 test for my place of employment, where do I go?

At the present time, Capital Health is not doing COVID-19 testing for non-symptomatic patients. If you are not symptomatic but need a COVID-19 test, please contact your local pharmacy (CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens) to schedule an appointment.

For more information on testing locations, visit your county’s website:

Mercer County: http://www.mercercounty.org/departments/division-of-public-health/interior-image-buttons/covid-19-resident-resources

Burlington County: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/1845/2019-Novel-Coronavirus-Information

Bucks County: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/healthservices/HealthDepartment