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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing

Learn more about COVID-19 testing at Newton and Overlook medical centers and what to expect at your appointment.


How can I make an appointment?

Online scheduling is available for Newton and Overlook medical centers. Please make separate appointments for all individuals who need testing. A prescription is required only for patients who live outside New Jersey or are less than 1 year old.

Newton Medical Center accepts patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
Overlook Medical Center accepts patients with or without COVID-19 symptoms.

Are appointments required?

At Your Appointment

What should I bring?

  • Your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID
  • Your insurance card (if applicable)
  • Masks for everyone in your vehicle over age 2
  • A cell phone
  • A copy of your appointment confirmation (print or electronic) 

If a child will be tested, please bring a government-issued photo ID, student ID or birth certificate for the child if available. The parent or guardian must also bring their driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID.

Can I check in online?

Use MyChart to update your personal information, verify and/or update insurance coverage, upload a copy of your insurance card, update allergies and medications and complete the consent form. Click on the eCheck-In button by this upcoming appointment in MyChart. 

This will save time when you call the registration phone number on the sign when you arrive.

What should I do when I arrive?

Please arrive on time (no more than 15 minutes before or after your appointment time). Park in a designated parking space and call the posted registration phone number. Our registration team will assist you by phone as you wait in your vehicle and provide further instructions.

Everyone in your vehicle over age 2 should wear a mask. Please also keep windows rolled up until directed to open.

Can someone else bring my child to their COVID-19 testing appointment?

A parent or guardian must accompany their child to the testing location.

What happens if there’s severe weather on the day of my appointment?

If the testing center closes due to severe weather, those with appointments will be notified and appointments will be rescheduled.

How can I cancel my appointment?

There are two ways to cancel your appointment.

  • Use MyChart to cancel the appointment. Click “Visits” in the menu. Then, select your testing appointment under the “Future Visits” section. Cancel on the “Appointment Details Screen.”
  • If you entered a cell phone number during registration, you will receive a text message about two hours before the appointment with the option to reply and cancel. 

Test Results

How can I get my test results?

What is MyChart? Can I sign up?

MyChart offers patients personalized and secure access to portions of their medical records. It provides convenient, 24-hour access to securely use the internet to help manage and receive information about a variety of health needs. 

MyChart is available to patients who have been treated within Atlantic Health System and their caregivers. 

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