Ask Your COVID-19 Questions Here
Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?
At this time, testing is prioritized for individuals who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath where they need hospitalization, those who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and individuals who traveled to/from highly affected areas.
If you do not have symptoms, testing is not recommended. Complete this self-assessment to learn what to do.
INFORMATION ON TESTING SITES
There are three types of testing sites:
- Community-based testing sites - These sites are open to all New Jerseyans who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness
- County testing sites - These sites may be restricted to residents or first responders of a specific county. Some also require an appointment and/or prescription from a healthcare provider.
- Private testing sites - To access testing at these sites, you must contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
NOTE: Each testing site operates on a schedule and has specific requirements. Please check with that site before visiting as you may be turned away.
Information on privately operated testing sites can be obtained by contacting your doctor or healthcare provider.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TESTING
- Should I get tested if I do not have symptoms of COVID-19?
- What is the difference between a community-based testing, county testing, and private testing site?
- What do I need to bring to get tested at a community-testing site? What should I expect when I am there?
- Where are testing sites? What are their hours?
- I was turned away from the community-based testing location. Why?
- Why do I need to bring my health insurance card to community-based testing sites?