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LATEST TESTING UPDATES

Delaware County and AMI have extended the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site until Friday, April 30. The site, free to all individuals, runs Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the former U.S. Army Reserve in Upland. Read the press release for more details.


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Testing Site Locations

If you suspect that you or someone you know has been exposed to the Coronavirus, or if you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please review this page for Delaware County COVID-19 testing news and information. If you are experiencing severe and/or persistent pain, difficulty breathing, pressure in the chest or chest pain, bleeding, confusion, or bluish lips or face, please call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Room.


COVID-19 Test Sites in Delaware County

There are currently over 40 active COVID-19 test sites in Delaware County.

Most of these test sites are run by local, regional and national health organizations, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers, such as Rite Aid, CVS, Main Line Health, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Walgreens, Vybe Urgent Care, etc. All COVID-19 testing sites can be found on this downloadable PDF and on this interactive Testing Site Map.

In addition, the County of Delaware has sponsored free PCR Nasal Swab testing for all individuals ages 3 and up, with and without health insurance, at the former U.S. Army Reserve site in Upland. See the testing site links above for details.

Please be aware that testing remains a fluid subject. Test site locations and hours of operations are subject to change, advances to testing technology are anticipated, and test result turnaround times will likely continue to fluctuate due to factors that are beyond the control of the County and State.


Delaware County-Sponsored Public Testing Site Details

Note: You must register to receive a COVID-19 test from the County-sponsored test site in Darby. Review the dates and times listed below and submit a Testing Registration Form.

Upland: testing through Friday, April 30

U.S. Army Reserve Center
500 W. 24th Street
Upland, PA 19015

Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Delaware County-Sponsored Testing: Test Results

If you have a COVID-19 PCR (Nasal Swab) test performed at a free Delaware County-sponsored test site, results are available to you by mail or through a patient portal.

Mail – You will receive a copy of your test result via mail to your home address that you provided.
HNL Portal – You have access to the HNL patient portal to see your result as soon as it is available.

If you provided a unique email address at the testing site, the lab will send a validation e-mail in 1-2 business days with a link to set up your online MyHNLAccess portal. This is the fastest way to receive results and allows the lab to enter your personal information from the testing site into the portal.

To take advantage of this online portal you should:

Provide a personal email address at the time of your COVID-19 test
Confirm your email address (you will be sent a validation email in 1-2 business days)
After validation, set up an account on the MyHNLAccess portal

If you did not provide your email address at the testing site, wait at least 48 hours after your test to create your account.

Test results will also be sent to you by mail (typically in 3-5 business days). Those who test positive for COVID-19 will also receive a call from the Chester County Health Department.


Test Types at a Glance

PCR (Nasal Swab)

This test type detects current infections.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are the most widely used test to diagnose COVID-19 right now is a molecular test which detects genetic material (ribonucleic acid, or RNA) from the virus. Sometimes people refer to these tests by the way they are collected, such as nasopharyngeal swab test, nasal swab test, or oropharyngeal swab test.

Antibody

This test type detects prior exposures.
Antibody tests, also called serology tests, look for the body’s response to infection instead of looking for the virus itself. Antibodies are proteins that the body makes to fight off infections. Because it takes days to weeks for the body to create antibodies, these types of tests are not recommended for an initial diagnosis of COVID-19.


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