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

Salem County’s COVlD-19 Vaccination Locations

Inspira Health

  • Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
  • Hours: 9am-1pm
  • Location: Inspira Elmer (Wound Care Center) 501 Front St. Elmer, NJ 08318
  • Vaccine Offered: Pfizer (ages 5+)
  • Schedule An Appointment ⇒

Salem County Department of Health

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers

To schedule an appointment please visit: www.sjfmc.org


To schedule an appointment please visit: www.walmart.com/cp/1228302


To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier


To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.acmemarkets.com/vaccinations/home

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 to ext 8487
Emergency After Hours: 856-769-1955

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