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You will answer a series of questions during registration that will determine if the nasal swab test is best for you at this time. These questions cover factors such as whether you have any symptoms or known exposure.
RT-PCR tests work by detecting bits of viral genetic material present in a patient’s mucus, saliva and cells at the very back of their nasal cavity, where the nose meets the throat. This test involves the administration of a nasal swab that will capture mucus and secretions from your nose. This procedure is called a nasopharyngeal swab and is used to identify upper respiratory infections. These tests can recognize if someone has any COVID-19 viral genetic material in their body. This means that someone has or had COVID-19.
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There will be several testing sites made available to the public in phases. These sites will all remain open as testing supplies allow and several time slots will be available per day.
Chester County: Click here to register
Delaware County: Click here to register
Only enclosed passenger vehicles and small vans and trucks will be permitted to enter the site. Large commercial vehicles and motorcycles are prohibited, as are pedestrians.
Only service animals are permitted onsite.
Chester County: Yes, each individual wanting a test must register in advance. Each individual must have a Confirmation # to access testing. Please retain this Confirmation # (printed or on your smartphone) and show it when you enter the site.
Delaware County: Individuals are encouraged to register. Walk-ups will be accepted.
No treatment or medical care will conducted on-site at any sites.
If you do not have internet access:
Please make every effort to keep your appointment. Appointment slots are limited and we want to ensure everyone who needs to be tested has access. Due to HIPAA compliance, we cannot allow online appointment cancellations or rescheduling.
Testing is open to all individuals ages 12 and older who live or work in Chester County or Delaware County.
Testing is open to anyone who lives or works in the County.
Insurance information will be collected to bill insurance providers as a way to help pay for the cost of the test. You will not receive a bill and will not pay any out of pocket costs for the test, even if your insurance does not fully cover it. If you do not have insurance, the cost will be covered by the County. Testing eligibility is not based on your insurance status.
A printed or digital copy of your registration Confirmation # and your insurance card, if you have one.
Registration confirmation will be emailed to you (or provided via phone) and will include instructions on what to bring with you for testing, testing site location address, and precautions to be taken upon arrival at the site. Each individual must complete a registration. Individuals are required to come directly to the testing site and return directly home.
No. Testing appointments are provided one per person. If multiple members of a household want to be tested, then each member must register for their own appointment time slot. If there are other people in your car without a registration, they will not be provided a test.
Please ensure that only household contacts come to the testing site with you. Do not offer to carpool with neighbors, friends, etc.
Children under the age of 12 will NOT be tested. All children ages 12 and up may be tested if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Public bathroom facilities are not available at the test sites, so plan accordingly as wait times may vary.
If you provided an email address at the time of registration, you will receive a registration link to the lab portal. Check your portal for test results and the lab will also email you when they are ready.
Lab website: hnl.com
Patient portal registration: https://myhnlaccess.force.com/Patients/hnlloginpage
If you provided a phone number at the time of registration and did not enter an email, you will receive your results by phone within 4 days following your test. If you do not pick up this call, you will be called one more time by Health Department staff. After that, you will have to call the Health Department during business hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM).
Staff will NOT leave a voicemail with test results. Staff will NOT give results after business hours.