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How To Get Tested For COVID-19 In New Jersey

  • Test Site Finder

    Find testing locations near you, including their hours and testing requirements.

  • Free Public Testing

    Find information about free testing and a list of public testing sites, including pop-up sites in COVID-19 hotspots

Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey.

You don't need insurance and free testing is available.

It's especially important to get tested if:

  • You have COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed, even if you are fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 in the last 3 months.
  • You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • You were recently in a large gathering where social distancing was hard to maintain or a crowded indoor setting and are not fully vaccinated or recently recovered.
  • What happens if I test positive? How long do I need to stay home?

    Last Updated: 02/07/2022
    If you tested positive for COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status): You should stay home and isolate for at least 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, y...
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  • Where can I get free, public COVID-19 testing or treatment?

    Last Updated: 09/23/2022
    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...
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  • How can I get testing or treatment for COVID-19 if I'm uninsured or undocumented? How do I cover health costs associated with COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 01/20/2022
    COVID-19 testing and treatment is available to everyone in New Jersey regardless of their insurance or immigration status. Below you will find resources for free testing and treatment as well as ho...
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  • What type of COVID-19 test should I get and when should I get it? What’s the difference between a molecular/PCR, antigen, and antibody test?

    Last Updated: 01/03/2022
    If you want to find out if you are currently infected with COVID-19, get a diagnostic test. Testing is widely available and open to everyone in New Jersey. Visit to find a te...
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  • How is New Jersey increasing access to COVID-19 testing?

    Last Updated: 01/25/2022
    Expanding access to COVID-19 testing has been a core principle of New Jersey's recovery plan for promoting public health and restoring economic health. New Jersey has been: increasing diagnostic t...
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  • Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster in New Jersey? How many doses of a COVID-19 vaccine should I get?

    Last Updated: 09/02/2022
    This page is under review to align with updated guidance. Note: Effective September 1, everyone 12 years of age and older is recommended to get an updated COVID-19 bivalent booster dose that target...
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