Delaware County Council, the County’s Department of Emergency Services and the County’s Department of Intercommunity Health have been coordinating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and local hospitals to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at local hospitals and at additional locations throughout the County.
Main Line Health now has drive-through COVID-19 testing at their Newtown Square and Radnor locations. A physician referral is required to assure clinician triage and appropriate testing. Residents must also make an appointment. Main Line Health’s goal is to preserve access to their Emergency Departments for patients that require that level of care. Main Line Health is participating in discussions with regional partners including the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding broader testing of less ill symptomatic patients. Currently, Main Line Health has no plans to test asymptomatic patients.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, located in Darby is also offering mobile testing for patients of the hospital or the hospital’s physicians. At this time, only those Mercy Fitzgerald patients who have scheduled an appointment and have a prescription may receive a screening through this mobile screening site.
Prospect Holdings, which operates Crozer Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital and Taylor Hospital is working to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing as well. The locations and more details will be released when the logistics are finalized. Residents must have a Doctor’s referral and be in their healthcare network.