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Where can I find a list of public testing locations? How can I access free COVID-19 testing or treatment?

Last Updated: 01/22/2021

Free COVID-19 testing is available at many locations across the state.

Below, you can find a list of free public testing locations in New Jersey by county, including short-term pop-up testing sites. You can search New Jersey's 400+ permanent testing locations, both public and private, using the test site finder tool here.

In addition, free COVID-19 testing and treatment is available at Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), to all people whether you have health insurance or not and regardless of your immigration status Find an FQHC near you with this search tool, through 211 online, or by directly calling 2-1-1 (support is available in English and Spanish).

Individuals with urgent symptoms may also continue to access services at acute care hospitals. The COVID-19 testing cost will be waived for uninsured individuals eligible for charity care. Information on the Charity Care Program can be found at: https://www.nj.gov/health/charitycare. You should talk to a medical provider before going to your local hospital.

Free Public Testing Locations by County

This list may not include all free testing sites. Please note that hours and restrictions at these testing sites may change on short notice.

Atlantic County

Galloway Township Library, 306 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Tuesdays through January 31
  • 2 pm to 7 pm, Wednesdays through January 31
  • 10 am to 3 pm, Thursdays through January 31
  • 10 am to 3 pm, Fridays through January 31
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.
  • Walk-in testing available or make an appointment online

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 5021 Harding Hwy, Mays Landing

  • 8 am to 2 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through January 31
  • 12 pm to 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays, January 22 through January 31

617 Dolphin Avenue, Northfield (behind the Atlantic County Public Works Building)

  • 9 am to 11:30 am, Tuesdays, Starting January 12
  • Testing is for county residents only.
  • Appointment Required. Call 1-888-285-2684 or make an appointment online.

Bergen County

Bergen Community College - Lot A, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus

  • 9 am to 2:30 pm, Mondays through January 25
  • 9 am to 2:30 pm, Wednesdays through January 27
  • 9 am to 2:30 pm, Thursdays from January 7 to January 28
  • 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, January 9 and January 23
  • For Bergen County residents, municipal employees, and public school employees only – proof required
  • County residents must schedule their test online at www.BergenCOVIDTesting.com. No walk-ups available. Residents must bring a mobile device and identification for check-in.
  • Nasal swab antigen test which allows for rapid results in 24 hours.

Burlington County

Rowan College of Burlington County (RCBC) Student Success Center, 1500 College Circle, Mt. Laurel

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday January 26, 2021 through Thursday, January 28, 2021
  • Testing is available to all Burlington County residents as well as those who work or attend school in the county. Registration will be on site.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Camden County

Camden County College, Dr. Martin Luther King BLVD and Broadway, Camden

  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Saturday and Sunday
  • Testing is by appointment only. Call 856-968-7100

Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School, 1626 Copewood Street, Camden

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Thursdays
  • Walk-ins only

Cooper Poynt School, 201 State Street, Camden

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays
  • Walk-ins only

Veterans Memorial School, 800 North 26th Street, Camden

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Mondays
  • Walk-ins only

Camden County College, 1889 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill

  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Saturday and Sunday
  • Testing is by appointment only. Call 856-968-7100

Charles J DePalma Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold

Cape May County

Cape May County Fire Academy, 171 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, by appointment only.
  • To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Cape May City Bus Terminal, 609 Lafayette St, Cape May

  • Tuesday, January 26
  • Thursday, January 28
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Holly Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 101 W Montgomery Ave, Wildwood

  • Thursday, January 21
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Cumberland County

Marino Center, 11 Washington St, Bridgeton

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, January 23
  • 10 am to 3 pm, Monday, January 25
  • 10 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, January 27
  • 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, January 30

Essex County

Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove

  • 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Thursday, January 21
  • Testing is free and available to Essex County residents. No insurance is required.
  • 800 tests are available each day.
  • County residents 8 and over are eligible for testing.

Essex County Hall of Records Complex, Employee Parking Deck, 50 West Market Street, Newark

  • 3:30pm to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 19
  • Testing is free and available to Essex County residents. No insurance is required.
  • 800 tests are available each day.
  • County residents 8 and over are eligible for testing.

Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, 394 University Ave, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

Ann Street School 30 Ann Street, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

Branch Brook Park, 7th Ave and Clinton Avenue, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

George Washington Carver Elementary School, 333 Clinton Place, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

Lincoln Park, Broad St and Lincoln Ave, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

Mt. Pleasant Care, 155 Mt. Pleasant, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

Mt. Vernon Elementary School, 142 Mt. Vernon Place, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

Newark School Stadium, 450 Bloomfield Ave, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

Wilson Ave School, 19 Wilson Ave, Newark

  • Tuesday through Saturday

Saint James Health, 332 South 8th Street, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

Willing Heart Community Care, 555 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Newark

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Salerno Medical, 346 Roseville Ave, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

Newark Beth Israel, 201 Lyons Ave, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

St Michaels Medical Center, 111 Central Ave, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

St James, 228 Lafayette Street, Newark

  • Monday through Friday

The Waterfront, 2 Grafton Ave, Newark

  • Monday through Saturday

Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Commuter Parking Deck, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

  • 8 am to 12 pm, Saturday, January 23
  • Testing is free and available to Essex County residents. No insurance is required.
  • 800 tests are available each day.
  • County residents 8 and over are eligible for testing.

Gloucester County

Clayton County Complex - (Public Works Bays, 1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton

  • Site opens at 9 am, Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Appointments are required. You do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing. Please arrive by 9am.
  • To make an appointment, call (856) 218-0300 and choose option #1 for Family Medicine then press #1 again to make an appointment. Have your insurance information available.
  • Call takers are available: Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and aturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gloucester County Fleet Management - Public Works Bays, 141 Glen Echo Avenue, Swedesboro

  • Site opens at 9 am, Wednesday and Thursdays
  • Appointments are required. You do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing. Please arrive by 9am.
  • To make an appointment, call (856) 218-0300 and choose option #1 for Family Medicine then press #1 again to make an appointment. Have your insurance information available.
  • Call takers are available: Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and aturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gloucester County Fleet Management -Public Works Bays, 45 Lenape Avenue, Mantua

  • Site opens at 9 am, Fridays
  • Appointments are required. You do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing. Please arrive by 9am.
  • To make an appointment, call (856) 218-0300 and choose option #1 for Family Medicine then press #1 again to make an appointment. Have your insurance information available.
  • Call takers are available: Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and aturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hudson County

Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St, Harrison

  • 9am to 4pm, Thursdays and Saturdays from January 7 through January 30

Municipal Service Center - IVEE, 124 Grand St., Hoboken

  • 8 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Monroe Gardens, 221 Jackson Street, Hoboken

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Friday, January 22

A Better Life Ministry, 129 Linden Ave., Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

Astor Community Garden and Neighborhood Association, 103 Astor Place, Jersey City

  • Saturdays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Central Avenue Special Improvement District, 232 Central Ave., Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

Downtown Special Improvement District, 332 Barrow St, Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

Jackson Hill Main Street Special Improvement District, 100 Monticello Ave., Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

Mary McLeod Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City

  • 10 am to 6 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays through January 29

Maureen Collier Center, 335 Bergen Ave, Jersey City

  • 12pm to 6pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through January 30

36th Street between Bergenline Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Union City

  • 9am to 4pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays through January 30th

New Journal Square SID, 10 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

South Hudson Civic Association, 546 West Side Ave., Jersey City

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Jersey City Public Safety Headquarters, 465 Marin Blvd., Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

The West Side Partners, 754 West Side Ave., Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

James J. Braddock Park, North Bergen

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Hudson Regional Hospital, 55 Meadowlands Pkwy, Secaucus,

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
  • Testing is available for residents of Hudson County

McGinley Square Plaza, Montgomery Street and Bergen Ave., Jersey City

  • Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for local residents

Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, 88 Broadway, Jersey City

  • 5 pm to 8 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon Medical Group, 121 Route 31S Suite 100, Flemington

  • Testing is available on Monday evenings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to residents of Hunterdon County
  • Appointments required. Make an appointment by calling (908) 237-4230

Mercer County

CURE Insurance Arena -Parking Lot 2 Gate A, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton

  • 10am to 2pm, Tuesdays, January 12 through January 26
  • Testing is available to county residents 14 years or older and anyone employed as a first responder or health care worker in Mercer County.
  • Bring identification showing Mercer County residency and a smartphone or tablet if you have one. No prescription is necessary.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Middlesex County

Tavern on George, 361 George St, New Brunswick

  • 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Mondays through January 30

Unity Square Community Center, 81 Remsen Avenue, New Brunswick

  • 10am to 2pm, Tuesdays, January 5 through January 26

Manino Park, 1 Manino Park Drive, Old Bridge

  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Appointments required. Make an appointment online or by calling 732-745-310
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

1 Ericsson Drive, Piscataway

  • Thursday, January 21
  • Tuesday, January 26
  • Thursday, January 28
  • Appointments required. Make an appointment online or by calling 732-745-310
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Thompson Park, Thompson Drive and Lakeview Ave, Monroe

  • Wednesdays
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Monmouth County

Asbury Park Transportation Center, 1 Municipal Plaza, Asbury Park

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, February 4
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

Freehold Boro Fire Department (Main Building), 49 W Main Street, Freehold

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, February 3
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

New Point Comfort Firehouse, 192 Carr Avenue, Keansburg

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, January 21
  • 9 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, February 10
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Avenue, Long Branch

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Saturday, January 23
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

Neptune First Aid, 5 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Friday, January 29
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

Morris County

Father Connolly Center, 37 North Essex Street, Dover

  • 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesdays
  • 9 am to 1 pm, Fridays
  • Schedule an appointment online at zufallhealth.org. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee an appointment and to avoid crowding at the test site, but walk-ins will be accommodated IF the schedule allows.

St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 6 Sussex Avenue, Morristown

  • 1 pm to 5 pm, Mondays
  • 9 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays
  • Schedule an appointment online at zufallhealth.org. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee an appointment and to avoid crowding at the test site, but walk-ins will be accommodated IF the schedule allows.

County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.
  • Tests are by appointment only. No walk-ins. Book an appointment online.
  • You must present proof during the appointment that you live or work in Morris County.

Ocean County

Ocean County College, 1 College Drive, Toms River

Passaic County

Medrite, 154 Main Ave., Passaic

  • 10 am to 8 pm, Sundays through Thursdays
  • 10am to 1 pm, Fridays

Old Shoprite Parking Lot, 122 8th Street, Passaic

  • 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesdays through January 30
  • 12 pm to 7 am, Wednesdays through January 30
  • 10 am to 4 pm, Thursdays through January 30
  • 11 am to 5 pm, Saturdays through January 30

Food Universe, 498 East 30th Street, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm; Wednesdays
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson Residents

National Park, 140 Maple Ave, Paterson

  • 10 am to 3pm, Saturdays
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson Residents

Montclair State University - Lot 60, 143 Clove Road, Little Falls

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, January 16; Saturday, Januray 23; Saturday, January 30
  • Please bring a smartphone or tablet for registration.
  • Testing is available to county residnets only.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Camp Hope, 1792 Union Valley Road, West Milford

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Thurdsay, January 14; Thursday, January 21; Thursday, January 28
  • Please bring a smartphone or tablet for registration.
  • Testing is available to county residnets only.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Ave, Wanaque

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, January 19; Tuesday, January 26
  • Please bring a smartphone or tablet for registration.
  • Testing is available to county residnets only.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Passaic County Technical Vocation Schools, 45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne

  • 9 am to 2pm, Thursdays
  • Testing is available to residents of Passaic County

Somerest County

Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg

  • 10 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays through January 27
  • Testing is by appointment only and proof of residency is required. Anyone without an appointment will be turned away. Testing is free of charge and is only available for Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older.
  • Residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.
  • For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car and stay in the car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don't arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver's license and an appointment.
  • Appointments can be made online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. Residents without computer access or wishing to schedule an appointment for children age 5-18 should call the Somerset County COVID-19 drive-thru testing information line at 908-203-6014. The information line is available Monday-Friday, from 9 AM to 1PM, expect on holidays.

Sussex County

Sussex County Fair Grounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta

Union County

Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave (corner of Kean Drive and Morris Avenue), Union

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Testing is available to all Union County residents who wish to be tested, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. It is free of charge, regardless of whether you have insurance or not.
  • An appointment is required and all visitors must arrive in cars. No walk-ins are accepted.
  • Make your appointment online or call 908-214-7107
  • Nasal swab test. Results typically within 3 business days.

Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Testing

At public testing locations, insurance is recommended but not required. Private testing locations may require insurance coverage.

State and federal laws require health insurers to cover COVID-19 diagnostic tests with no out-of-pocket costs during this emergency. However, in some instances insurance coverage may not apply, so be sure to check with your health plan directly as well as the testing site.

If you do not have health insurance or lose coverage, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage (www.njfamilycare.org) through NJ FamilyCare, New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program. NJ Family Care includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations and covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.

In addition, you can visit GetCoveredNJ, a one-stop shop for health insurance for residents who do not have coverage from an employer or other program. Under the State's new health exchange, individuals eligible for subsidy assistance and premium tax credits will find the lowest net premiums since the passage of the Affordable Care Act more than a decade ago.

Visit Getcovered.nj.gov to learn more and apply for health insurance. Open Enrollment starts November 1, but you can enroll any time if you have a major life change, like having a baby, moving or losing job-based insurance.