Mobile health unit to provide COVID-19 testing across the Lehigh Valley in coming weeks

A mobile site for COVID-19 testing developed for neighborhoods where traditional health care locations aren’t readily accessible will visit locations around the Lehigh Valley over the next few weeks.

The CATE Mobile Response Unit — CATE stands for Community Accessible Testing & Education — was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Highmark Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Latino Connection.

In collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network and other community partners, the unit will conduct COVID-19 testing for people who are showing symptoms or who have been exposed to the pandemic illness, while also educating the public on how to stay healthy and safe.

The unit’s tagline is “Sharing knowledge to erase fear,” which it accomplishes through widespread community health care and health education offered for free and with no insurance required.

CATE’s schedule is as follows:

Allentown (Flu shots also available): Buck Boyle Park, 10 Pump

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