Walk-Ins Now Welcome At OCC COVID-19 Test Center

Photo courtesy Immediate Care

  TOMS RIVER – Now you can just walk in for a COVID-19 test at the former drive-in site based on Hooper Avenue at Ocean County College.

  Testing hours remain the same and are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. While appointments are still recommended, walk-ins are now welcome.

  Immediate Care began handling the operations of the coronavirus testing site, located at Ocean County College, on March 26. The tests are conducted indoors at the Gateway Building on the Ocean County College campus.

  Immediate Care representatives stated the primary COVID-19 test offered at the OCC testing site is a Saliva PCR test. Results are received within 48 to 72 hours. Patients can also receive the nasopharyngeal PCR test. Rapid tests are also available, especially for symptomatic patients.

Photo by Chris Lundy

  Those still seeking to make an appointment for a test at the college should visit solvhealth.com/book-online/gNNVXg. Identification and insurance cards should be brought to the testing site. Appointments can also be accessed at the Ocean County Health Department website at ochd.org or through Immediate Cares website, immcare.com.

  Ocean County Commissioner Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Health Department, noted that more than 30,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered at the college site since it opened.

  Ocean County has recorded more than 61,000 cases of the coronavirus as of April 7. The Ocean County Health Department has now administered over 84,000 vaccines.

  The testing site provides tests for both symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents. As a reminder the OCHD wants the public to know that this location does not provide the COVID-19 vaccine and proof of residency is required. All emergency responders can also access testing at the site.

Photo by Chris Lundy

  Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Daniel Regenye said, “testing shows if you have the virus even if you are asymptomatic. This can help reduce the spread of the virus so long as people quarantine. We have always encouraged our residents to get tested.”

  Those residents who have general questions about the coronavirus, exposure, quarantine and spread, contact tracing, testing and COVID-19 vaccines can call 732-380-5079 or 1-833-544-0288.