COVID-19 Information

Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccine is available at Bloomfield Health Department (1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield) by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call the public health nurses at 973-680-4058.

In Need of COVID-19 Testing? 

Free COVID testing is available at Community Health Centers for all people whether you have health  insurance or not and regardless of immigration status. 

Click HERE to search for centers near you.


COVID-19 Testing Sites in Bloomfield:

Ridgewood Diagnostics is now offering free COVID-19 testing Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:00am-6:00pm, and Saturdays/Sundays from 10am-3pm at the Bloomfield Municipal Building back parking lot (1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield)  . Register online at testnj.online.

Bloomfield Pharmacies:

Bloomfield Pharmacy, 973-842-4093, 594 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003: Testing available 10am-6pm Mondays-Saturdays, Free

iCare Pharmacy, 973-429-0444, 194 Broad St B, Bloomfield, NJ 07003: Testing available 12pm-5pm Mondays-Fridays and every other Saturday, Free

Riverside Medical Group, Urgent Care at 135 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003: Free for people with health insurance. Accepts Medicaid and Medicare, With no health insurance: Charge of $129 for PCR or $189 for rapid testing from Urgent Care. Plus $100 charge from the lab. Testing available 8am-8pm 7 days a week, Walk-ins welcome but after 2 pm must call ahead.

Essex County Mobile (always free). Dates change and are updated weekly.

Essex County List for Free COVID-19 Testing:

Kmart - 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange: 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday. County residents 5 and over are eligible for testing.

Essex County College - 177 West Market Street, Newark: 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday, County residents 5 and over are eligible for testing.

Iglesia Evangelica Quichua Church, 120 Prospect St, Irvington: 4pm to 8pm, Monday, County residents 5 and over are eligible for testing

New Jerusalem Church, 706 Nye Ave, Irvington:10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday: County residents 5 and over are eligible for testing

Branch Brook Park, 7th Ave and Clinton Avenue, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

The Waterfront, 2 Grafton Ave, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday

Lincoln Park, Broad St and Lincoln Ave, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Mt. Pleasant School, 155 Mt. Pleasant, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

St James Medical Center, 332 S.8th Street, Newark: 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday

Newark Stadium, 541 Roseville Ave, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday

Salerno Medical, 346 Roseville Ave, Newark: 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday

University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday

Newark Beth Israel, 201 Lyons Ave, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday

St Michaels Medical Center, 111 Central Ave, Newark: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday

Technology High School -- 223 Broadway, Newark: 10 am to 4pm, Tuesday

Barringer Academy -- 90 Parker Street, Newark: 8am to 2pm, Wednesday

Redeemed Christian Church, 119 Stuyvesant Avenue, Newark: 10 am to 2 pm, Friday

Science Park High School -- 260 Norfolk Street, Newark: 2 pm to 6 pm, Friday

Independence Park -- 218 Van Buren Street, Newark: 4 pm to 8 pm, Friday

West Side Park -- 600 South 17th Street, Newark: 4pm to 8pm, Saturday

Sears Building, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston: 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Saturday, county residents 5 and over are eligible for testing.


In-Home COVID-19 Vaccines for New Jersey Residents!


Click here for New Jersey's COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bdhhscovidvax

Who is Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccines?


ALL New Jersey residents aged 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

You cannot be denied a vaccine due to your immigration status. Learn more here: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/testing-and-treatment/can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-if-i-am-undocumented

You do not need health insurance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/assistance-and-benefits/is-the-covid-19-vaccine-free-what-if-i-dont-have-insurance#direct-link

Additional Resources & Assistance

The following documents will provide important information regarding reopening. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

View the State of New Jersey Department of Health website.

View the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

View Public Recreational Bathing (link to State Dept of Health website)

View Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders

View Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines


Paid Sick Leave

Did you know that you can use paid sick time off from work to get tested or vaccinated for COVID-19? Most New Jersey employees have the right to PAID earned sick leave, up to 40 hours per year from their employers. This includes most full-time, part-time and temporary employees, migrant or seasonal employees and undocumented employees. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for using your earned time off from work. 

For more information, visit: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/

Financial and Food Assistance

If you or someone you know needs financial assistance or emergency food services due to COVID-19 illness or vaccination or for any other reason, the Bloomfield Division of Human Services can help.

 Visit https://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/217/Human-Services to find more information or call (973)-680-4019.

Find a Vaccine Near You

Essex County COVID-19 vaccine information: https://essexcovid.org/

New Jersey COVID-19 vaccine finder: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder

Enter your ZIP code to find a vaccine near you: Vaccines.gov

Transportation

Bloomfield residents aged 60+ and/or with a disability can seek assistance in getting a vaccine appointment and free transportation to the Essex County vaccination clinic in Newark. Call the Bloomfield COVID-19 Hotline Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am at (973)-259-3152.

Get a FREE or discounted Lyft ride from Ride United/Lyft. Open to all including regardless of legal status and available to people with collapsible wheelchairs or walkers. Call 2-1-1 to schedule your ride.

Get 4 FREE tickets from the VAXRIDE program through NJ TRANSIT. Use promo code VAXRIDE in the TRANSIT app at https://www.njtransit.com/vaxride 

or call (973)-275-5555.

Children's Mental Health 

CDC COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit with resources to help children cope with the stress and grief of the pandemic found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/parental-resource-kit/index.html


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