Erie County Department of Health and LECOM Institute for Successful Aging launch mobile testing unit


Melissa J. Dixon

Erie, PA – The Erie County Department of Health has partnered with LECOM Institute for Successful Aging to launch a mobile testing unit to provide free, rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 to all areas of Erie County.

No appointment is needed, and testing is open to individuals who have no symptoms or are unsure if symptoms are related to COVID or another illness. Results will be available onsite within 15 minutes, and follow-up education and instructions will be provided.

Two events are currently scheduled:

  • Monday, April 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Lincoln Community Center Public Library, 1255 Manchester Road
  • Thursday, April 15, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Wattsburg Area School District, 10770 Wattsburg Road

“Providing free testing in different areas of the community will potentially lower the risk for outbreaks and decrease the prevalence of community spread,” said Erin Mrenak, director of public health strategy and policy at the Erie County Department of Health. “This service is intended for areas that have had less access to testing or areas with a need for evening hours.”

The Erie County Department of Health is actively seeking new locations for host sites. Requirements include a large parking lot and availability to the community on Mondays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays.

If your establishment is available as a possible testing site, please contact Amy Machinski at or 814-451-7813.


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