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(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners continues to expand testing capacity in the new year as demand is extremely high and COVID-19 cases have significantly increased across the region. The Board has opened new test sites at the Charles DePalma Public Works complex, the county complex at 2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden City, and now lists three more locations by CAMCare Health Corporation. These new sites are being commissioned in tandem with the other county sites that are already operating at the Camden County Health Hub and Cooper testing locations.   

“Right now, the demand for testing is still at an all-time high, and having three more sites for residents to utilize on top of primary care providers, urgent cares, and pharmacies, I think we’ve hit a critical mass for the public,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We now have more capacity in strategic locations in the northern, southern and center of the county to limit travel times and create more convenience for residents.”

The new testing sites and times are located below: 

  • The Camden County Health Hub located at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only
  • At the Health Hub no appointment will be needed on Thursdays from 8 to 11 a.m. This will be a saliva test. 
  • On Tuesdays the county Health Department will be administering testing at the Charles DePalma Public Works complex from 8 to 11 a.m. This will be a saliva test.  
  • On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the county Health Department will be administering testing from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Camden County Complex located at 2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden City. This will be a saliva test and no appointment is needed. 
  • Testing will be available at Cooper University Hospital, which is located the intersection of Broadway and Stevens Street in Camden, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This is by appointment only and you must be asymptomatic to be tested.
  • You can schedule your COVID-19 test at Cooper by using our online scheduling tool at this link.

Additional Covid testing locations:

  • CAMCare Health Corporation has three sites where its testing residents by appointment and accepting walkups- the schedule and appointments can be made here: https://www.camcare.net/covid-info. You can also call (856) 583-2400. 
  • CAMCare Gateway Health Center is hosting testing at 817 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08103.
  • CAMCare East is hosting testing at 2610 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105.  
  • CAMCare Clementon is hosting testing at 121 White Horse Pike, Clementon, NJ 08021.    

Remember, for all saliva test takers, please do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes prior to taking the test.  

In addition to these county testing options the state Department of Health is also offering a mail in option. They have partnered with the same test provider, Vault Medical Services, to distribute free, at home COVID-19 tests by mail to all residents who need them. The new program is in addition to traditional testing operated at designated testing sites.

You can order a test by going to learn.vaulthealth.com/nj. The kits are shipped through UPS with next-day delivery and once you receive it, you will hold a Zoom call with a Vault health care professional to guide you through the test and answer your questions. You then send the test back in pre-paid packaging through UPS’ next-day delivery and you must drop off the package at a UPS site or dropbox. Results should be back to you within 24 to 48 hours.

Vaccine hours:
New operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic has shifted to 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. This includes booster shots for ages 12-17 approved by the U.S. FDA last week. 

“If you are already vaccinated it is imperative to get your booster shot. We need to ensure our community is fully vaccinated, especially considering how transmissible omicron is and has been over the last month,” Cappelli continued. “If you haven’t gotten the vaccine yet, do it now. Whether you’re young or old, healthy or immunocompromised, this is a life-saving medication that will protect you from Covid-19. You can make an appointment at the Camden County Health Hub by visiting www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.”

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