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Regardless of your vaccination status, it is important to get tested for COVID-19 if you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who is infected. The following testing opportunities are available in Berks County.
Home Test to Treat Program
Berks County has been selected as the first community in the country to pilot the National Institutes of Health's Home Test to Treat program. This program is an entirely virtual community health option that will provide FREE COVID-19 health services to Berks County residents. Click here to learn more and enroll >
Mobile Testing Site
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, is offering free, drive-up COVID-19 testing in Berks County. The testing site is located at the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU), 1111 Commons Boulevard, Reading.
The site offers three types of free testing options:
Point of care tests, where tests are performed and results analyzed on-site
Mid-nasal passage swab PCR testing (For patients 3 years and older)
Distribution of at-home COVID-19 antigen test kits
Those seeking tests should follow the directional signs and park in the designated spots along the north side of the BCIU Main Office. Individuals will be assisted with testing while they remain in their vehicles.
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
ICATT Program Testing Site
The CDC's Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program supports no-cost COVID-19 testing in U.S. communities that are at greater risk of being affected by the pandemic. The program also supports surge testing in state and local jurisdictions. Learn more about the ICATT program >
2203 Lancaster Pike
Reading, PA 19607
Free at-home COVID-19 tests
The federal government has now made every home in the U.S. eligible to order free at-home COVID-19 tests through www.COVIDtests.gov. The tests are completely free and orders typically ship in 7-12 days. Residents are encouraged to order tests now so they have them when needed.
The tests available for order are rapid antigen at-home tests that provide results within 30 minutes.
More information about the in-home tests is available at www.COVIDtests.gov. The website also features information about free testing sites and insurance reimbursement for at-home tests.
Map of Testing Sites in Pennsylvania (DOH)
The map available below is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help residents find testing sites in their communities. Click on the testing site on the map for more details about that specific location.
If you need immediate in-person care, please visit your primary care physician, an urgent care, or an emergency room. If you do not have a primary care physician, you may visit one of these health clinics:
Penn Street Clinic
838 Penn St.
Reading, PA 19602
1040 Liggett Ave.
Reading, PA 19611
1110 Rockland St.
Reading, PA 19604
Second Street Clinic
430 N. 2nd St.
Reading, PA 19611
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