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Where can I get free, public COVID-19 testing or treatment?

Last Updated: 05/10/2021

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

Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City

  • 11 am to 5 pm, Mondays
  • 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesdays
  • 2:30 pm to 7 pm, Wednesdays
  • 12 pm to 6 pm, Thursdays
  • 12 pm to 6 pm, Sundays
  • No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome
  • For more information, call 718-408-6611 or email covidnj@chaicare.org

Community Food Bank of NJ - 6735 E Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor

  • 1 pm to 4 pm, Tuesdays
  • 9 am to 12 pm, Saturdays

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

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

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

  • 8:30 am to 12 pm, Monday, May 24
  • 8:30 am to 12 pm, Tuesday, May 4 and 18
  • 8:30 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, May 12
  • 8:30 am to 12 pm, Thursdays, May 6, 20, and 27
  • 8:30 am to 12 pm, Saturday, May 1 and 15
  • 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.
  • NOTE: Check-in begins at 8 am
  • 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

  • 8 am to 12 pm, Tuesdays, May 4 and 11
  • 12 pm to 4 pm, Wednesdays, May 5 and 12
  • 8 am to 12 pm, Thursdays, May 6 and 13
  • Testing is available to all Burlington County residents (ages 6 and older) as well as those who work or attend school in the county.
  • No appointments needed. Registration will be on site.
  • 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 Burlington 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

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

Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy - 525 Clinton St, Camden

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Fridays
  • Walk-ins only
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

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

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

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

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays through May 13
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Ocean City Community Center - 1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City

  • Tuesday, May 11
  • Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (609) 463-6581

Cumberland County

Marino Center, 11 Washington St, Bridgeton

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Mondays through April
  • 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.

1200 North High Street, Millville

  • 8 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
  • 8 am to 9 pm, Tuesdays
  • Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed.

Vineland Senior Center - 106 South 6th Street, Vineland

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Tuesdays through April
  • 9 am to 12 pm, Thursdays through April
  • 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

  • 8 am to noon, Saturday, May 15
  • 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, May 11
  • 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 3 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 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 Saturday

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 3 pm, Monday through Friday

St James, 228 Lafayette Street, Newark

  • 8am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday

Saint Matthew AME Church - 336 Oakwood Avenue, Orange

  • 10 am to 3pm, Saturdays through May

Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges - 357 South Jefferson St, Orange

  • 8 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, May 19 and June 16

Gloucester County

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

  • Site opens 9 am daily.
  • 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

Veteran's Stadium - 669 Avenue A, Bayonne

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 9 am to 2 pm, Saturdays
  • Testing is available to residents of Bayonne

Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St, Harrison

  • 9am to 4pm, Saturdays through May

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

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

Arlington Gardens (Pop-Up), 315 Randolph Avenue, Jersey City

  • 4 pm to 6 pm, Wednesday, April 21
  • Testing is available for local residents

Berry Lane Park, 1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Thursdays
  • 9 am to 3 pm, Sundays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Booker T. Washington - 70 Fremont St., Jersey City

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Wednesday, March 10
  • Testing is available for local residents

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

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday
  • Testing is available for local residents

Downtown Special Improvement District, 332 Barrow St, Jersey City

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday
  • Testing is available for local residents

2 Exchange Place, Christopher Columbus Blvd. and Exchange Place, Jersey City

  • 2 pm to 6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Hudson Mall, 701, Rt. 440, Jersey City

  • 2 pm to 4 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Testing is available for local residents

221 Jackson St., Hoboken

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Friday, May 21
  • 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

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

  • 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday
  • 8 am to 12 pm, Sundays
  • 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

Marion Gardens - Community Room Parking Lot - 73 Dales Ave., Jersey City

  • 4 pm to 6 pm, Wednesday, April 28
  • 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

Pershing Field Park, Jersey City

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Saturdays
  • 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

St. Paul the Apostle Church - 14 Greenville Ave., Jersey City

  • 1 pm to 3 pm, Saturday, March 13
  • 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

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

Highland Park Community Center - 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park

  • 10 am to 6 pm, Mondays
  • 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays
  • 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesdays
  • 10 am to 6 pm, Fridays
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and can be made online. If you have questions, call 732-287-5801.

Tavern on George - 361 George St, New Brunswick

  • 8:30 am to 12 pm, Monday, May 3

Unity Square Community Center - 81 Remsen Avenue, New Brunswick

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesdays, beginning May 4 through June

1 Ericsson Drive, Piscataway

  • Wednesday, May 12
  • Appointments required. Make an appointment online or by calling 732-745-3100
  • 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, Wednesday, May 12
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary
  • Nasal swab test

St Augustine Episcopal Church - 155 Prospect Ave, Asbury Park

  • 12 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, May 22 and June 5 and 19

New Point Comfort Firehouse - 192 Carr Avenue, Keansburg

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, May 26
  • 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, May 11
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary
  • Nasal swab test

Neptune Senior Center - 1607 Rt. 33, Neptune

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, May 19
  • 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.

Note: Starting May 15, hours at the Morris County College testing site are:

  • Mondays, 9am – 4pm
  • Wednesdays 9am – 4pm
  • Fridays, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

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

Chase Bank, 148 Market Street, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Monday, May 10
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Roberto Clemente Park, Market Street, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Monday, May 10
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

M&T Bank - Main Street and Van Houten, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, May 11
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

C-Town, 444 20th Avenue, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, May 11
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

City Hall, 155 Market Street, Paterson

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, May 12
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

C-Town, 444 Madison Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, May 12
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

South Paterson Library - Main St. & Montclair Ave., Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Thursday, May 13
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Vietnam Memorial - Paterson & Manchester Ave Street, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, May 13
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Chase Bank, 148 Market Street, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Friday, May 14
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Paterson Fire House - 850 Madison Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday, May 14
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Bravos - 67 Broadway, Paterson

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, May 15
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

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

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29
  • 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, May 11, 18, and 25
  • 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, Thursday, May 13, 20, and 27
  • 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

Mountain View Park - 141 Mountain View Road, Hillsborough

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, May 22
  • Pre-registration is NOT required, walk-ins welcome

Skillman Park - Route 601, Belle Mead

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, May 8
  • Pre-registration is NOT required, walk-ins welcome

Howe Field/Colonial Park - Elizabeth Ave, Somerset

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, May 15
  • Pre-registration is NOT required, walk-ins welcome

Sussex County

Newton VFW, 85 Mill St, Newton

5 West Shore Trail, Sparta

At-Home Testing

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

Union County

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

  • 8 am to 12 pm, Mondays
  • 8:30 am to 12 pm, Thursdays
  • 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.

Warren County

At-Home Testing

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

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.