By: Follow South Jersey Staff
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Camden County continues to expand COVID-19 testing capacity as demand is extremely high and COVID-19 cases have significantly increased across the region.
The Board of Commissioners has opened new test sites at the Charles DePalma Public Works complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Rd, Lindenwold, 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,” County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said in release from the county. “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.”
New testing sites and times are located below:
COVID-19 testing can be scheduled at Cooper by using our online scheduling tool at this link.
Additional Covid testing locations:
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 www.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 within 24 to 48 hours.
New operational hours at the Camden County Health Hub vaccine clinic have 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 said. “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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