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

Last Updated: 06/16/2021

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

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

Burlington County

Christian Caring Center - 378 Lakehurst Rd, Browns Mills

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Thursdays
  • Testing is available to all Burlington County residents (ages 5 and older) as well as those who work in the county.
  • No appointments needed.

Old Public Works Garage - 600 Summer Street, Florence

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays
  • Testing is available to all Burlington County residents (ages 5 and older) as well as those who work in the county.
  • No appointments needed.

Gibson House - 535 East Main Street, Marlton

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Tuesdays
  • 9 am to 1 pm, Fridays
  • Testing is available to all Burlington County residents (ages 5 and older) as well as those who work or attend school in the county.
  • No appointments needed.

Laurel House - St. John Neumann Monastary, 562 Walton Ave, Mt. Laurel

  • 9 am to 1 pm, Mondays
  • Testing is available to all Burlington County residents (ages 5 and older) as well as those who work or attend school in the county.
  • No appointments needed.

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 or email Covid19swabsite@cooperhealth.edu
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

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, Tuesday, and Friday
  • Testing is by appointment only. Call 856-968-7100 or email Covid19swabsite@cooperhealth.edu
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Cumberland County

Marino Center - 11 Washington Street, Bridgeton

  • 9:00 am to 12 PM, Mondays
  • Free testing
  • Walk-ins welccome, or make an appointment online.
  • Please bring ID and insurance information if you have it. No insurance necessary.
  • Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to 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.
  • To make an appointment, call (856) 451-4700.

Vineland Senior Center - 106 South 6th Street, Vineland

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 PM, Tuesdays
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 PM, Thursdays
  • Free testing
  • Walk-ins welccome, or make an appointment online.
  • Please bring ID and insurance information if you have it. No insurance necessary.
  • 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 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

  • 10 am to 6:30 PM, Tuesday, June 15
  • 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, June 19
  • Testing is free and available to Essex County residents ages 8+. No insurance is required.
  • 800 tests are available each day.
  • County residents 8 and over are eligible for testing.

Essex County College - 177 West Market Street, Newark

  • 10 am to 6:30 PM, Tuesday, June 15
  • 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, June 19
  • Testing is free and available to Essex County residents ages 8+. No insurance is required.
  • 800 tests are available each day.
  • County residents 8 and over are eligible for testing.

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

Lincoln Park, Broad St and Lincoln Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, 394 University Ave, Newark

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday

Mt. Pleasant School, 155 Mt. Pleasant, 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

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

221 Jackson Street, Hoboken

  • 1 pm to 7 pm, Friday, June 18
  • Testing is available for local residents

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

  • 8 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesdays
  • 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

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

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

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

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.

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, June 16
  • 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, July 7
  • 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, June 19

Freehold Boro Fire Department - 49 W Main Street, Freehold

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, June 30 and July 28
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary
  • Nasal swab test

Keyport Senior Center - 110 Second Ave, Keyport

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, June 23 and July 21
  • 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, June 22 and July 6 and 20
  • Open to county residents only. No appointments necessary
  • Nasal swab test

Neptune Senior Center - 1607 State Route 33, Neptune

  • 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, June 16 and July 14
  • 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

  • 9am to 2pm, Mondays (last appointment 1:45)
  • 9am to 2pm, Wednesdays (last appointment 1:45)
  • 9am to 2pm, Fridays (last appointment 1:45)
  • 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

114-118 First Street, Passaic

  • 10 am to 6 pm, Mondays through Fridays

Banana King - 21st Ave & Madison Ave, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Monday, June 14
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Roberto Clemente Park, Parkway, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Monday, June 14
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Masonic Temple, 224 Broadway, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, June 15
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

C-Town, 444 Madison Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, June 15
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Bravo's - East 15th Street, Paterson

  • 10 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, June 16
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

C Town - 444 20th Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday, June 16
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Masonic Temple, 224 Broadway, Paterson

  • 10 am to 2 pm, Thursday, June 17
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

El Fogon - 475 Union Ave, Paterson

  • 5 pm to 9 pm, Thursday, June 17
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

Eva's Village - 339 Main Street, Paterson

  • 11 am to 3 pm, Friday, June 18
  • Testing is available to residents of Paterson

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

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, June 12, 19, and 26
  • 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, June 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.

Camp Hope, 1792 Union Valley Road, West Milford

  • 9 am to 2 pm, Thursday, June 17, and 24
  • 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

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

  • 8 am to 11:30 am, Mondays
  • 8am to 11:30 am, 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.
  • Walk-in testing available or make your appointment online or by calling 908-214-7107

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.