At this time, testing is prioritized for individuals who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath where they need hospitalization, those who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and individuals who traveled to/from highly affected areas.
If you do not have symptoms, testing is not recommended.
INFORMATION ON TESTING SITES
There are three types of testing sites:
- Community-based testing sites – These sites are open to all New Jerseyans who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness
- County testing sites – These sites may be restricted to residents or first responders of a specific county. Some also require an appointment and/or prescription from a healthcare provider.
- Private testing sites – To access testing at these sites, you must contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
First responders and health care workers, both career and volunteer, can also access appointment-only, drive thru testing sites in the Meadowlands, Deptford, and Somerset. These sites have been opened by the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, in partnership with Accurate Diagnostic Labs: njpba.adlabscovidtest.com
NOTE: Each testing site operates on a schedule and has specific requirements. Please check with that site before visiting as you may be turned away.
Information on privately operated testing sites can be obtained by contacting your doctor or healthcare provider.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TESTING
- Should I get tested if I do not have symptoms of COVID-19?
- What is the difference between a community-based testing, county testing, and private testing site?
- What do I need to bring to get tested at a community-testing site? What should I expect when I am there?
- I was turned away from the community-based testing location. Why?
- Why do I need to bring my health insurance card to community-based testing sites?