Delaware County Selected by PA Department of Health to Host Regional COVID-19 Testing Site

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Released: January 19, 2022

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital serves as a high-volume testing site capable of testing 1,000 people per day

Delaware County has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to be the host county for a new large-scale COVID-19 testing site for the Pennsylvania Southeast Community Health District, which includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties.

The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital will be operated under the direction of the Health and Human Services’ Increasing Community Access to Testing Team (ICATT), in coordination with the County of Delaware and Trinity Mid-Atlantic/Mercy Fitzgerald.

The Delaware County location was selected because it is in an area of the state with a large population and a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and testing needs.

Free drive-thru PCR testing will be provided 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 20. Pre-registration is encouraged at

Results will typically be provided within 48 hours. No health insurance or ID is needed. This site is currently scheduled to be in place through Feb. 7, 2022 unless an extension is approved by HHS.

“This high-volume, high-throughput site, now under the direction of the ICATT team and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can provide approximately 1,000 tests per day and 7,000 tests per week,” said Delaware County Board of Health Chair and the County’s COVID-19 Task Force Director, Rosemarie Halt. “This will allow Delaware County and our COVID-19 Task Force to address the high demand for testing during a time of high transmission of the highly contagious Omicron variant throughout the region.”

Free Drive-Thru PCR Testing:
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
600 S. Wycombe Ave – Yeadon, 19050
Monday-Sunday (7 days a week) 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Residents who have questions related to the testing site or test results can call 1-800-635-8611.

A full list of County-sponsored or operated COVID-19 testing sites can be found at The latest COVID-19 vaccination information, including vaccination eligibility details and hour of operation for County-sponsored vaccination clinics can be found at

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