Mercer County drive-up COVID-19 testing site relocated from Lawrence to Trenton

Mercer County officials have relocated the appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 from the Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton.

Officials said the change was made in anticipation of business returning to the mall in the near future. The county, in collaboration with health care and municipal partners, will continue to operate appointment-only, walk-up testing sites in Trenton and Hightstown

Testing for COVID-19 will be provided for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have an appointment. In addition to fever, cough, and shortness of breath, symptoms of COVID-19 can include chills, muscle pain, headache, a sore throat, and a loss of taste and smell.

If you are symptomatic for COVID-19 and want to be tested, contact your primary health care practitioner. If a test is needed, your doctor will fax a prescription to the Mercer County health call center at 609-630-4031, and the center will contact you to schedule an appointment. If you lack transportation to get to the drive-up testing site, you will be offered an appointment at a walk-up site along with instructions on when and where to go. Trenton walk-up sites are open in each city ward one day a week. The Hightstown site is open Fridays at noon in the parking lot of St. Anthony of Padua Church at 156 Maxwell Avenue.

If you do not have a doctor, call an urgent care center or call the Henry J. Austin Health Center at 609-278-5900 to see if you need testing. Health care workers can help you to talk with a doctor by phone or video. Henry J. Austin will serve all patients, including those without health insurance. There is no charge for the test at Mercer County testing sites.

You must have an appointment to be tested. Those who show up at a testing site without an appointment will not be able to be tested.

If you have questions about the testing process, call 609-337-4081 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Español, call 609-436-5038 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The testing sites are collaborative efforts between the County of Mercer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health System, St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, the Trenton Health Team, Henry J. Austin Health Center, and the City of Trenton.