COVID-19 Testing: No cost to staff and clients of Licensed SUD facilities



COVID-19 testing is available at no cost to staff and clients. Anyone who has COVID 19 symptoms, who was exposed to someone with COVID-19, who recently traveled, or who otherwise believes they may be at increased risk should consider getting tested. Persons living in congregate settings are at higher risk for COVID-19, as the virus is easily spread when people live and interact with others in small spaces. If a person is exposed, they should get tested, even if they do not have symptoms. Persons who are infected but do not have symptoms can still spread COVID-19 – especially if they are living or working in a congregate setting. Not all persons with COVID-19 have symptoms. Testing locations are available across the state. Go to to find a testing site. Health insurance is not required to get tested, although some require an appointment. 

Additional resources for substance use providers during COVID-19 include: NJ Division of Mental Health & Addictions Services (NJ DMHAS) General information and resources:

American Society of Addiction Medicine Infection Control:

New Jersey Department of Health: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

• Infection Control: Control 

• Congregate Living: congregate-house/guidance-shared-congregate-housing.html 

Let’s continue to do our part to stop the spread of the virus: mask up, social distance, and wash hands to keep ourselves and our clients healthy. 


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