Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?


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.

Complete this self-assessment on the Symptom Tracker to learn what to do.


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.

You can find community-based and county testing site locations and hours here.

Information on privately operated testing sites can be obtained by contacting your doctor or healthcare provider.