Penn State Health St. Joseph will redirect COVID-19 testing from its drive-thru location at 2493 MacArthur Road, Bern Township, beginning Wednesday, April 21, to two urgent care sites and its Downtown Campus. Patients will remain in their cars for testing at the two new locations.
Located throughout Berks County, the alternate testing sites offer expanded hours of operation:
Penn State Health St. Joseph Urgent Care – Maidencreek
108 Plaza Drive, Suite 101
Blandon, PA 19510
Monday-Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Weekend hours begin Saturday, May 1)
Penn State Health St. Joseph Urgent Care – Strausstown
44 East Ave.
Strausstown, PA 19559
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Weekend hours begin Saturday, May 1)
Penn State Health St. Joseph – Downtown Campus
145 N. 6th St.
Reading, PA 19601
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Patients who have been evaluated and given an order by a provider are eligible. No appointment is needed. Patients must present their doctor’s order, photo identification and insurance card, if applicable.
Penn State Health recommends that anyone with concerns that they may have COVID-19 call their provider or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH, before going to a clinic, urgent care center or emergency department. They also may use Penn State Health OnDemand, a free virtual care app, to talk directly with a provider who can evaluate their symptoms and make care recommendations. Find out more here.
For the latest information about how Penn State Health is responding to COVID-19, visit our webpage.