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

Last Updated: 11/21/2021

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.

Burlington County

Emergency Services, Training Center, 53 Academy Drive, Westampton

  • 8 am to 1 pm, Mondays
  • 12 pm to 6 pm, Tuesdays through Wednesdays
  • Open to all those who live, work, or go to school in Burlington County

Cumberland County

Complete Care - 1200 N High St, Millville

  • 8 am to 8 pm, Mondays
  • 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Thursdays

Vineland Health Department - 640 E. Wood St, Vineland

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Mondays
  • 9 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm, Thursdays

At-Home Testing

  • Free at-home saliva tests are available to residents of Cumberland County and essential workers 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

Essex County

Kmart, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday

Essex County College, 177 West Market Street, Newark

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday

Sears Building, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday

Avon Avenue School, 219 Avon Avenue, Newark

  • 4 pm to 7 pm

Bethel Baptist Church, 229 Wallace Street, Orange

  • 2pm to 6pm

Calvary Baptist, 66 South Grove Street, East Orange

  • 10am - 2pm

Camden Street School, 281 Camden Street, Newark,

  • 8am - 2pm

Elliott Street School, 721 Summer Avenue, Newark

  • 4pm - 7pm

First Avenue School, 214 First Avenue, Newark

  • 8am - 2pm

First Baptist Church of South Orange, 103 Valley Street, South Orange

  • 2pm - 6pm

Iglesia Evangelica Quichua Alanza, 120 Prospect Street, Irvington

  • 4pm - 8pm

Irvington Bus Terminal, 1085 Clinton Avenue, Irvington

  • 8am - 12pm

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corp., 346 16th Avenue, Irvington

  • 9am - 1pm

Mayor's Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Bloomfield Town Hall, back parking lot, 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield

  • 9:30am - 11:30am

New Jerusalem Church, 706 Nye Avenue, Irvington, 10am - 2pm
Supremo Food Market, 910-914 Springfield Avenue, Irvington

  • 3pm - 6pm

The Redeemed Church, 180 Main Street, Orange

  • 10am - 1pm

University Middle School, 255 Myrtle Avenue, Irvington

  • 10am - 2pm

Wilson Avenue School, 19 Wilson Avenue, Newark

  • 4pm -7pm

Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, 394 University Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Community Health Center, 741 Broadway, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Community Health Center, 101 Ludlow Street, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Community Health Center, 155 Jefferson St, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Community Health Center, 92 Ferry Street, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Branch Brook Park, 7th Ave & Clifton Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays

The Waterfront, 2 Grafton Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Saturdays

Lincoln Park, Broad Street/Lincoln Park, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays
  • Newark Residents Only

Ann Street School, 30 Ann St, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays
  • Newark Residents Only

Willing Heart Community Center, 555 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark

  • 9 am to 6 pm, Mondays to Fridays; 10 am to 3 pm, Saturdays
  • Newark Residents Only

St. James Health, 228 Lafayette St, Newark

  • 8 am to 6 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • Appointments Only

St. James Medical, 332 S 8th St, Newark

  • 8 am to 6 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Schools Stadium, 541 Roseville Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-3pm

Salerno Medical Associates, 346 Roseville Ave, Newark

  • 8 am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays,

University Hospital, 150 Bergen St, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Saint Michael's Medical Center, 111 Central Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Hudson County

Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne

  • 1pm to 7 pm, Thursdays
  • 9am to 3pm, Sundays

Riverside Medical Group, 609 Washington Street, Hoboken

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Testing is available for Hoboken residents

Hoboken Medicine Men Pharmacy Compounding, 601 Jackson St, Hoboken

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Mondays and Fridays
  • 9 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesdays
  • Testing is available for Hoboken residents
  • Appointments: https://www.hobokennj.gov/testing

Prompt MD Urgent Care, 309 1st St., Hoboken

  • 8 am to 12:30, pm, Wednesdays
  • Testing is available for Hoboken residents

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

  • 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday
  • Testing is available for Jersey City residents

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

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for Jersey City residents

The New Journal Square SID, 10 Journal Square Plz., Jersey City

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for Jersey City residents

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

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

Downtown Special Improvement District, 332 Barrow St, Jersey City

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

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

  • 1 to 8 pm, Mondays through Fridays
  • 1 to 8 pm, Sundays
  • Testing is available for Jersey City residents

McGinley Square Plaza - Mercer Street and Bergen Ave., Jersey City

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Testing is available for Jersey City residents

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

  • 11 - 3pm, Saturdays
  • Testing is available for Jersey City residents

Hudson Medical Plaza, Hudson Mall, 701, Rt. 440, Jersey City

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

James J. Bradock Park Site, James J. Braddock Park, North Bergen

  • 12 pm to 6 pm, Sundays Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Union City Testing Site, 36th St, Union City

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Mondays through Fridays
  • Testing is available for local residents

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon Medical Group, Route 31/Walter Foran Blvd

  • 1 to 5 pm, Tuesdays
  • Anyone who lives or works in 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

1 Ericsson Drive, Piscataway

  • Wednesdays
  • 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.

Ocean County

Ocean County College, 1 College Drive, Toms River

Passaic County

Paterson Division of Health, 176 Broadway, Paterson

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Monday - Friday, Nov. 22nd - 24th
  • Paterson residents

Madison Ave. Firehouse, Corner Market & Madison Ave., Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Monday, Nov. 22nd
  • Paterson residents

C- Town, Madison Ave., Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday Nov. 23rd
  • Paterson residents

C- Town, 20th Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday Nov. 24th
  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday Nov. 25th
  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday Nov. 26th
  • Paterson residents

Chase Bank, Market Street, Paterson

  • 10 pm to 3 pm, Saturday Nov. 27th
  • Paterson residents

Medrite, 154 Main Ave, Passaic

  • 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday-Thursday
  • 10 am to 1 pm, Friday
  • Passaic Residents

Passaic County Department of Health Services, 930 Riverview Drive, Totowa

  • 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday
  • Passaic County Residents

City of Passaic Health Division Clinic, 333 Passaic Street, Passaic

  • 11 am to 2 pm, Wednesdays
  • Passaic City Residents

Sussex County

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 (Downs Hall), 1000 Morris Ave, Union

  • 7 am to 12 pm, Mondays
  • 7 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm, Thursdays

Gerry B Green Plaza -- 200 West 2nd Street, Plainfield

  • 10:30 am to 1:30pm, Wednesdays

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.