(Camden, NJ) – The COVID-19 testing site located at Cooper’s Poynt Park in Camden will cease operations at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 1. Two additional sites located in the city will offer the same services to individuals in need of testing and other services.
The site operated jointly by Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department, provided critical testing and information to Camden County residents throughout the month of April.
“By and large this site was a phenomenal success, and we were able to administer dozens of tests each day, while simultaneously reaching members of our community with crucial public health information,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “At this time, we are confident that our testing strategy will be more effective moving forward by relocating our efforts in additional areas of the city, reaching more residents with no or unreliable access to transportation. Rest assured, this is not the end of COVID-19 testing in the city of Camden, but a reorientation of our efforts to best serve our residents.”
One new site has already opened in the city, with another scheduled to open next week:
2600 Mount Ephraim Avenue in South Camden
Camden Division of Motor Vehicles parking lot
12 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Opening: Currently open
3101 Federal Street in East Camden
Dudley Grange Park
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.*, Monday through Friday
Opening Day: Tuesday, May 5
*hours are subject to change after the first week of operations based on demand
Virtua staff will operate the South Camden location; Cooper employees will manage the site at Dudley Grange Park in Stockton neighborhood of East Camden. Patients can access either site by car or on foot. Each site will test any Camden County resident by appointment who has a referral for testing from a medical provider at Virtua, Cooper, CamCare, or another provider. To make an appointment, call 856-968-7100 or 856-342-2881 (Monday through Friday 8am-5pm).