Patients Outside of the Hospital
Cooper University Health Care has opened an off-site collection center for COVID-19 testing at its ambulatory care center at 1210 Brace Road in Cherry Hill.
The collection site is open to Cooper patients who have symptoms or meet other criteria, and who receive an order from a Cooper provider for testing.
“Our patients are our number one priority. We have opened this collection center to facilitate testing, thereby reducing exposure in the community,” said Joseph M. Montella, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Cooper University Health Care. “This will also help free up space and resources for other medical emergencies in local emergency rooms, and will limit the exposure to other patients and staff inside the hospital from those who potentially are infected with COVID-19.”
Cooper patients with a doctor’s order will be scheduled for an appointment to visit the collection site and be given instructions about the process for collecting specimens. Cooper’s lab is not currently running tests. The collected specimens are being sent to private laboratories for testing.
No patient specimen will be collected without pre-registration and a Cooper provider’s order. If you are experiencing a fever and/or any respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, please call your primary care physician for further instructions.
Inpatients and Staff at Cooper University Hospital in Camden
On March 23, 2020, Cooper began COVID-19 testing in its own laboratory to be able to test more patients as well as doctors, nurses, and other patient-care staff.