The Covid-19 Testing site opened Tuesday March 31.

The Testing center is by appointment only for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider. If you are symptomatic for Covid-19 and want to be tested, contact your Health care provider.

The Testing center, which initially will be open weekdays from 8 A.m to 4 p.m, is a collaborative effort between the County of Mercer, Robert Wood Johnson University hospital Hamilton,Capital Health, St. Francis medical center in Trenton and the Trenton Health team.

No one should be tested without being symptomatic. If the Primary health care provider deems a test is necessary, they will fax a prescription to the Mercer County call center with the patients phone number. Staff will then call the patient, take registration information and schedule an appointment,providing testing site instructions.

For the health, safety and security of the staff at the site, patients will not be permitted to leave their vehicles. Walk-ups are not permitted.

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.