COVID-19 Testing

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. 
Mobile Testing Site
AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9:  The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, is offering free, drive-up COVID-19 testing in Berks County. Up to 450 people can be tested each day, with testing available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patients must be 2 years and older.

Starting July 7, the site is offering three forms 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 
The mobile testing site is located in the parking lot of Direct Link Technologies, 2561 Bernville Road, Reading.  Testing is available at the site on the dates and times listed below.

Tuesdays:           10 AM - 7 PM

Wednesdays:     10 AM - 7 PM

Thursdays:         10 AM - 7 PM

Fridays:              10 AM - 7 PM

Saturdays:           9 AM - 3 PM

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More information about the mobile testing site and other locations can be found here.
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  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
. 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. 
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