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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: 02/25/2021

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

Turning Point Day Center, 1717 Leeds Ave, Atlantic City

  • 830 am to 1030 am, Wednesdays
  • Testing is available for residents of Atlantic County

Hammonton Center -- 860 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton

  • 11 AM – 2 PM, Thursdays (weather permitting)
  • Appointment Required. Call (609) 415-9865

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

  • 12 pm to 7pm, Friday, February 26
  • 12 pm to 7pm, Sunday, February 28

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

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

Merle Pavilion -- 932 South Main Street, Pleasantville

  • 11 AM – 2 PM, Wednesdays (weather permitting)
  • Appointment Required. Call (609) 415-9865

Bergen County

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

  • 9 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23
  • 9 am to 2:30 pm, Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • 9 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday, March 6 and 20
  • For Bergen County residents, municipal employees, and public school employees only – proof required
  • County residents must make an appointment online. 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.

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

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Thursdays
  • Walk-ins only

Cooper Poynt School, 201 State Street, Camden

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Wednesdays
  • Walk-ins only

Veterans Memorial School, 800 North 26th Street, Camden

  • 10 am to 2 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

Hope United Methodist Church, 700 Cooper Rd, Voorhees

  • 7:30 am to 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 856-751-4673

Library II, 306 NJ-73 North, Voorhees

  • 8 am to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 856-424-0198

Cape May County

Avalon Community Hall -- 3001 Avalon Ave, Avalon

  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Thursday, March 25
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

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 County Department of Health, 6 Moore Road, Cape May

  • Monday, March 1
  • Tuesday, March 2
  • Wednesday, March 3
  • Monday, March 8
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Thursday, March 11
  • Monday, March 15
  • Wednesday, March 17
  • Thursday, March 18
  • Monday, March 22
  • Wednesday, March 24
  • Thursday, March 25
  • Monday, March 29
  • Wednesday, March 31
  • Thursday, April 1
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Dennis Township Recreation Center -- 565 Dennisville Rd, Dennisville

  • Tuesday, March 30
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Stone Harbor - 96th and the Beach, Stone Harbor

  • Tuesday, March 16
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

SOAR Church of Woodbine -- 1324 Dehirsch Ave, Woodbine

  • Thursday, March 4
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Amanda Field -- 1091 NJ-50, Woodbine

  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Cumberland County

Marino Center, 11 Washington St, Bridgeton

  • 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Mondays through March
  • 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.
  • You must have an email address to get tested. One can be created while at the clinic for testing.

Vineland Senior Center - 106 South 6th Street, Vineland

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Tuesdays through March
  • 9 am to 2 pm, Thursdays through March
  • 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.
  • You must have an email address to get tested. One can be created while at the clinic for testing.

Essex County

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

  • 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Thursday, March 4
  • 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, March 2
  • 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

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Friday

Ann Street School 30 Ann Street, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

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

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

George Washington Carver Elementary School, 333 Clinton Place, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Lincoln Park, Broad St and Lincoln Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Mt. Pleasant Care, 155 Mt. Pleasant, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

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

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Newark School Stadium, 450 Bloomfield Ave, Newark

  • 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday

Wilson Ave School, 19 Wilson Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Saint James Health, 332 South 8th Street, Newark

  • 8am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday

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

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Salerno Medical, 346 Roseville Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, 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

  • 8am to 6 pm, 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, March 6
  • 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, 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, 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

Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St, Harrison

  • 9am to 4pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

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

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

221 Jackson St., Hoboken

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Friday, March 5 and 19
  • 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

Hudson Mall, 701, Rt. 440, Jersey City

  • 12 pm to 4 pm, Saturdays
  • 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

Joseph Connors Senior Center, 28 Paterson St., Jersey City

  • 12 pm to 6 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 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 February 26

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

  • 1 pm to 8 pm, Monday through Friday
  • 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Testing is available for local residents

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

  • 8am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday
  • 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

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

James J. Braddock Park, North Bergen

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

Hudson Regional Hospital, 55 Meadowlands Pkwy, Secaucus,

  • Tuesdays
  • Testing is available for residents of Hudson County
  • Make an appointment by calling 201-388-1097

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

  • Mondays through Fridays

Hunterdon County

At-Home Testing

  • Free at-home saliva tests are available to all residents of Hunterdon County and those who work in the county.
  • This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail.
  • Request your free saliva test online

Mercer County

At-Home Testing

  • Mercer County residents, first responders, and health care workers can request a free saliva collection test for COVID-19 test at mercercares.org.
  • This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail.

Middlesex County

Unity Square Community Center, 81 Remsen Avenue, New Brunswick

  • 10am to 2pm, Tuesdays, through February 23

1 Ericsson Drive, Piscataway

  • Wednesday, March 3
  • 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, Monday, March 22
  • 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, Saturday, February 27
  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, March 18
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

New Point Comfort Firehouse, 192 Carr Avenue, Keansburg

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Thursday, March 4
  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, March 23
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

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

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, March 2
  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, March 9
  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, March 16
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary.
  • Nasal swab test.

Neptune Senior Center, 1607 State Route 33, Neptune

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Saturday, March 13
  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, March 30
  • 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
  • 10 am to 1 pm, Fridays

Old Shoprite Parking Lot, 122 8th Street, Passaic

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

McDonald's, 265 Crooks Avenue, Paterson

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, February 27
  • Testing is available to Paterson residents

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

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Saturdays, February 27 and March 6
  • Please bring a smartphone or tablet for registration.
  • Testing is available to county residents 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, March 2
  • 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, Thursdays, March 4
  • Please bring a smartphone or tablet for registration.
  • Testing is available to county residents only.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

At-Home Testing

  • Free at-home saliva tests are available to residents of Passaic County
  • This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail.
  • Request your free saliva test online

Somerset County

Municipal Gym, 1 School St. Peapack

Sussex County

Sussex County Fairgrounds - 37 Plains Road, Augusta

Newton VFW, 85 Mill St, Newton

5 West Shore Trail, Sparta

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.