Live help on COVID-19 information is available. Speak to as healthcare professional at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253. For general information, testing & basic needs, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211

♦ For more information on COVID-19 please visit https://covid19.nj.gov.
♦ NJDOH COVID-19 Weekly Activity Level- https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Testing

Information on where Salem County residents can receive a COVID-19 test can be found below. Please note, appointments are required at Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Optum Urgent Care locations.

  • Rite Aid (ages 4+)
  • Walgreens (ages 3+)
  • Optum Urgent Care
  • COVID-19 Test Kits provided by the Federal Government. Please visit www.covidtests.gov for free at-home COVID-19 Tests. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the hotline at 1-800-232-0233.
  • Free Home COVID-19 Test Kits are available for pick up at The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services. Please call 856-935-7510 ext. 8488 or 8482 for more information.
    110 5th Street, Salem, NJ 08079
    Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

COVID-19 Treatment Options

Visit the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub or NJDOH for information on COVID-19 Treatment Options.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The FDA has approved and authorized for emergency use updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (2023-2024 formula). These vaccines were updated to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by circulating variants as we transition into fall and head into 2024. See below for locations in Salem County currently administering the updated COVID-19 vaccines.

Salem County Department of Health and Human Services

Limited vaccine is available and will be administered at scheduled and advertised clinics. For more information about upcoming clinics, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SalemCountyHealth or our event calendar https://health.salemcountynj.gov/home-2/event-calendar/

Rite Aid Pharmacy (Salem, Pilesgrove, & Penns Grove)

  • Moderna & Pfizer ages 12 years and older
  • To schedule an appointment:https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19
  • For billing questions, or to speak with a pharmacist:
  • Salem Location: (856) 935-7623
  • Pilesgrove Location: (856) 769-4252
  • Penns Grove Location: (856) 299-9462

Walmart Pharmacy (Pennsville)

Walgreens Pharmacy (Pennsville)

Acme Pharmacy (Pennsville & Pilesgrove)

Walgreens Pharmacy (Penns Grove)

Southern Jersey Family Medical Center (Salem)

For information regarding the updated COVID-19 vaccines, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-2023-2024 https://www.cdc.gov/respiratory-viruses/whats-new/covid-vaccine-recommendations-9-12-2023.html

Executive Orders from the Office of Governor Murphy

Materials and Resources

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Substance Abuse Resources

Recovery Meetings Online

Substance Abuse Hotlines

  • NJ Peer Recovery (Peer support line available 7 days a week) – 833-422-2765  – https://www.njpn.org/peer-recovery-support
  • Substance Abuse Treatment (24/7 Access to treatment for a drug or alcohol problem) – 844-276-2777

Mental Health Resources

  • NJ Mental Health Cares – 866-202-HELP (4357)
    View video in English – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvcncw9eZJcView video in Spanish –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lyVsf0mI2g
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline – Call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling
  • Youth Crisis Hotline -Youth ages 10 to 24 can call or text 888-222-2228 to discuss any crisis confidentially.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish – 800-273-8255
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line -talk, online chat, or text 800-273-TALK or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net

For more information on COVID-19 please visit The New Jersey Department of Health’s and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 websites.


Contact Us

Salem County Health Dept.
110 Fifth Street • Suite 500
Salem, NJ 08079

Phone: 856-935-7510
Fax: 856-935-5348

Report An Immediately Reportable Disease: 856-935-7510 x8487
Emergency After Hours: 856-769-1955

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