On Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m., a drive-through testing location for the COVID-19 virus will be opening at the Temple University Ambler Campus in Upper Dublin. Testing is by appointment only and there will be no treatment administered on-site.
Per Montgomery County, only individuals with one or more of the following symptoms are eligible for testing:
- Fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit AND respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath; OR
- Temperature at or above 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit AND 65 years of age or older; OR
- First responder (law enforcement, fire, EMS, or dispatcher) AND concern for exposure to a patient with suspected COVID-19 OR respiratory symptoms; OR
- Healthcare worker proving direct patient care AND testing not available through employer AND concern for exposure to a patient with suspected COVID-19 OR respiratory symptoms.
Because of the limited amount of tests available, only high-risk meeting the above criteria will be tested.
Testing site staff will conduct body temperature verification using non-contact infrared thermometers before administering COVID-19 tests. Individuals qualifying under requirements for age or first responder/healthcare worker status may need to produce proper identification.
Testing hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily by appointment only, as testing supplies allow.
You can begin registering online at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20th. A link to register will be provided at www.montcopa.org/COVID-19, and on official Montgomery County government social media accounts.
Individuals arriving for testing should enter the campus via the entrance on the 1400 block of E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 located approximately 100 feet northeast of the Community Ambulance.
Please note that before the site opens to the general public, the site will open Friday for the testing of certain individuals pre-identified by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). Anyone who has not been notified by MCOPH staff of their need to be tested should not show up to the site on Friday; they will be turned away.