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Last Updated: 01/14/2022

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

Free, at-home COVID-19 saliva PCR tests are available to every New Jerseyan who think they need a test. Order your test by visiting learn.vaulthealth.com/nj.

Below, you can find a list of free public testing locations in New Jersey by county, including short-term pop-up testing sites.

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 or on 211's online list of community clinics.

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.

For additional testing locations and information on COVID-19 testing in New Jersey, visit covid19.nj.gov/testing.

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 County Public Works Yard - 607 Dolphin Ave, Northfield

421 Chris Gaupp Drive, Galloway

  • 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Sunday, beginning January 19
  • Walk-ins welcome

Bergen County

Hackensack High School, 135 1st Street, Hackensack

  • 11 am - 6 pm, Mondays

Hackensack Middle School, 360 Union St, Hackensack

  • 11 am - 6 pm, Wednsedays

Jackson Ave School, 421 Jackson Ave, Hackensack

  • 11 am - 6 pm , Fridays

C-Town, 154 State St, Hackensack

  • 11 am - 6 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays

New Bridge Medical Center, 230 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus

  • 7:30 am - 4 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • No walk-ups Available. You must pre-register. Make an appointment here.

Burlington County

Blue Barn Recreation Center - 1004 Tuckerton Rd, Marlton

  • 8 am to 2 pm, January 20 and 21

BCHD Willingboro Town Center, 4390 Rt. 130 North, Willingboro

  • 8 am to 3 pm, Mondays
  • 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
  • Open to all those who live, work, or go to school in Burlington County
  • Walk ups are welcome; appointments are encouraged: https://burlingtoncountytesting.org

Camden County

Camden County Health Hub -- Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood

  • 8 am to 11 am , Mondays (Appointment required)
  • 8 am to 11 am, Tuesdays (Appointment required)
  • 8 am to 11 am, Wednesdays (Appointment required)
  • 8 am to 11 am, Thursdays (Walk ups welcome, no appointment needed)
  • 8 am to 11 am, Fridays (Appointment required)
  • Make an appointment online

Cooper University Hospital - 416 South 5th Street, Camden

  • 9:15 am to 4 pm, Mondays through Fridays
  • 8 am to 12 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • No walk-ups. You must have an appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Camden County Complex - 2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave, Camden

  • 8 am to 11 am, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • No appointments needed

Cherry Hill Specialty Care -- 2339 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill

  • 8 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
  • 8am to 12 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • No walk-ups. You must have an appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Charles DePalma Public Works – 2311 Egg Harbor Rd, Lindenwold

  • 8 am to 11am, Tuesdays
  • No appointment needed

Cumberland County

Complete Care - 1200 N High St, Millville

  • 8 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Vineland Health Department - 103 S 6th St, Vineland

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Mondays
  • 9 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7:30 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

Federal COVID-19 Testing Site, 90 Halsted St., East Orange

Kmart, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday

New Jerusalem Church - 706 Nye Avenue, Irvington

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, January 11

Chancelor Avenue School - 844 Chancellor Avenue, Irvington

  • 4pm to 7pm, Wednesday, January 12

University Middle School - 255 Myrtle Avenue, Irvington

  • 4pm to 7pm, Thursday, January 13

Sears Building, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday

Essex County College, 177 West Market Street, Newark

  • 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday

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
  • 9 am to 6pm, Fridays

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 Health West Ward, 332 S 8th St, Newark

  • 8 am to 6 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Newark Schools Stadium, 450 Bloomfield Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Mondays to Saturday

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

Gloucester County

1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton

  • Beginning on January 11, appointments will be required for testing. Make an appointment online.

141 Glen Echo Drive, Swedesboro

  • 12 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, January 18 to 22

Hudson County

Ahern Veteran's Stadium, 198 W 25th Street & Park Avenue, Bayonne

  • 9 am - 5 pm, January 2nd - 8th
  • Bayonne Residents

Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne

  • 1 pm - 7 pm, Thursdays
  • 9 am -3 pm, Sundays
  • Bayonne Residents Only

Maureen Collier Senior Center - 335 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City

  • 9 am to 6 pm, January 6 - January 15

Joseph Connors Senior Center - 28 Paterson Street, Jersey City

  • 9 am to 6 pm, January 6 - January 15

Hudson County Jersey City Public Safety Headquarters, 465 Marin Blvd, Jersey City

  • 7 am - 4 pm, Mondays to Saturdays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

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

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

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

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

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

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays to Saturdays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

Downtown Special Improvement District, 332 Barrow St., Jersey City

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays to Saturdays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

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

  • 12 pm to 8 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

McGinley Square SID, Bergen Ave. and Mercer St., Jersey City

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays - Fridays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

Bethune Center, 140 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City

  • 10 am - 5 pm, Mondays - Thursdays
  • 10 am - 4 pm, Fridays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

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

  • 11 am - 3 pm, Saturdays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

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

  • 2 pm - 4 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2 - 4pm
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

Route 440 - Near Dunkin' Donuts, 725 Route 440, Jersey City

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays - Sundays
  • Jersey City Residents or J.C. Business Employees

Gunnel Oval - 520 Schuyler Ave., Kearny,

  • 8 am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Kearny Public Library - 318 Kearny Ave., Kearny

  • 9 am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

AFC Urgent Care, 276 Passaic Ave., Kearny

  • 8 am - 7 pm, Sunday to Saturday
  • Kearny Residents

Premier Care Associates, 512 Kearny Ave., Kearny

  • 9 am - 6 pm, Sundays - Saturdays
  • Kearny Residents

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

  • 12 pm - 8 pm, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Riverside Medical Group, 714 10th St., Secaucus

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Union City Testing Site, 36th. Ave., Union City

  • 9 am - 7 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • 9 am - 2 pm, Saturdays
  • North Hudson Residents: North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, Guttenberg, and West New York

Colin Powell School - 1500 New York Ave, Union City

  • 9 am to 5 pm, January 17, 18, 19, 21, and 22

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon Medical Group, Route 31/Walter Foran Blvd

  • 1 to 5 pm, Tuesdays
  • Anyone who lives or works in Hunterdon County
  • Testing is by appointment only. Make an appointment by calling (908) 237-4230.

Mercer County

Cure Arena - Gate C, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton

  • 9 am - 2 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays through February 4

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

Dunellen Public Library -100 New Market Rd, Dunellen

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Thursday, January 20
  • Make an appointment online

Monroe Recreation Center - 120 Monmouth Rd, Monroe

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Wednesday January 19
  • Make an appointment online

1 Ericsson Drive, Piscataway

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, January 15
  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Tuesday, January 18
  • 9 am to 6 pm, Wednesday, January 19 (no appointment needed, walk ups only)
  • 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday, January 20 (no appointment needed, walk ups only)
  • 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, January 22 (no appointment needed, walk ups only)
  • Appointments required unless otherwise noted. 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 Convention Hall (southside of the arcade at Paramount Theatre) - 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park

  • 10 am to 4pm, Saturday, January 15, 22, and 29
  • No Appointments Needed. Walk-ups are available.

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

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, January 18 and 25
  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, January 20 and 27

Neptune Senior Center - 1607 NJ-33, Neptune City

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, January 19
  • Free testing is available to Monmouth County residents only.
  • You must fill out this Testing Requisition Form before getting tested.

Howell Senior Center, 251 Preventorium Road, Howell

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, January 26
  • Free testing is available to Monmouth County residents only.
  • You must fill out this Testing Requisition Form before getting tested.

Morris County

County College of Morris Student Center - 214 Center Grove Rd. Randolph

Ocean County

Ocean County College, 1 College Drive, Toms River

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Mondays
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Tuesdays
  • 9 am - 5 pm, Wednesdays
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Thursdays
  • 9 am - 5 pm, Fridays
  • 9 am - 3 pm, Saturdays
  • Schedule an appointment online or call 732-341-9700

Passaic County

Paterson Division of Health, 176 Broadway, Paterson

  • 10 am - 3 pm, Tuesday - Friday, January 18-21
  • Paterson residents

Madison Ave. Firehouse, Madison Ave., Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, January 18
  • Paterson residents

C- Town, 20th Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, January 19
  • Paterson residents

Banana King, 21st Ave., Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, January 20
  • Paterson residents

McDonald's - Broadway, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday, January 21
  • Paterson residents

Chase Bank - Market Street, Paterson

  • 10:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Saturday, January 22
  • Paterson residents

Medrite, 154 Main Ave., Passaic

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Thursdays
  • Passaic Residents

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

  • 10 am to 2pm, Thursdays
  • Passaic Residents

St. Joseph's Health, 11 Getty Ave., Paterson

  • 7:15 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday

St. Joseph's Health, 224 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne

  • 7:15 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday

Old Macy's Preakness Shopping Center, 1210 Hamburg, Turnpike, Wayne

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Thursday, January 17-20

Salem County

Salem Community College - 460 Hollywood Ave. Carneys Point

  • 9 am to 6 pm, January 19, 20, and 21

Salem Medical Center - 310 Woodstown Rd, Salem

  • 8 am to 3 pm, Monday, Teusday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Southern Jersey Family Medical - 110 5th St, Salem

  • 10 am to 2pm, Mondays
  • No Appointments Needed
  • Testing available for Salem residents

St. Johns Pentecostal Church - 22 New Market Street, Salem

  • 12 pm to 3 pm, Fridays
  • No Appointments Needed
  • Testing available for Salem residents

Somerset County

289 S Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge

Training Academy, 402 Roycefield Rd, Hillsborough

  • 8 am - 4 pm, January 18 and 20

J&J Corporate Campus - 199 Grandview Road, Skillman

  • 8 am to 3 pm, Mondays through Fridays
  • Walk ups are welcome; appointments are encouraged.
  • Make an appointment online.

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

Plainfield Performing Arts Center - 724 Park Ave, Plainfield

  • 8 am - 6 pm, January 18, 19, and 20

Gerry B. Green Building, 200 West Second St, Plainfield

  • 11 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays

Kean University (Downs Hall), 1000 Morris Ave, Union

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.