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The state is building up its contact tracing program to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Freeholder Jeff Pierson announced Monday that the Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network (CCHN) are partnering to open drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics.

The first drive-thru will be held on Thursday, July 30, by appointment only at the Cape May County Fire Academy, 171 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May Court House, starting at 8 a.m. Other testing dates will be scheduled based on community need.

  • Persons requesting COVID-19 testing will need an appointment with a CCHN provider
  • Persons requesting a COVID-19 test will be screened by the CCHN provider
  • Persons requesting COVID-19 tests can be tested whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or COVID-19 exposure and no symptoms. Many people have had some type of exposure and although they have no symptoms, wish to be tested and that is acceptable. 

Appointments for screenings can be requested by visiting CompleteCareNJ.org and clicking the Request an Appointment tab or calling 609-465-0258. To help save time, using the website is recommended.

Once your appointment request is received, you will receive a call back from a CompleteCare representative to help you schedule your visit. If testing is required, your prescription will be sent to the Health Department who will then call you to schedule your drive-thru testing time.

The full process for scheduling an appointment for COVID-19 drive-thru testing and more information about the virus can be found at CompleteCareNJ.org/COVID19.

CompleteCare accepts Medicaid, Medicare as well as private insurance plans and those without insurance. The test will be free of charge and no co-pay will be required for the screening. Your insurance company will be billed for the test and screening. For those who do not have insurance, the cost will be covered by the federal government. Translation services are available for those in need.

Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network will work to ensure people are informed of their results in a timely manner. This is a nasal saline test and results are usually available within 3-4 days, however recently some delays have been experienced due to a surge in testing.