Brookdale Community College COVID-19 testing center and free N95 masks update

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Monmouth County launched a new COVID-19 testing site at Brookdale Community College. The county has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Health and Vault Medical Services to offer both rapid tests from a nasal swab and a PCR test from saliva for free. The clinic at Brookdale’s Robert J. Collins Arena will be open at least three days a week through February. Residents do not need an appointment and can register with Vault on site with their smartphones or through one of Vault's devices. The testing site will be open during the following hours in January:

  • Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon

  • Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • The testing site’s February hours are as follows:

  • Mondays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon

  • Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon

  • Friday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon

  • Friday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The nasal rapid test results are available in about 15 minutes. The PCR saliva tests are results available within 48 hours. The county still distributes vaccines at Brookdale, but now at the Children's Learning Center from 2 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday.


The free N95 masks will be available to pick up at pharmacies and community health centers that have partnered with the federal government's COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Individuals will be limited to three masks per person to ensure broad access to the program​​​​​​. Retail pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program in New Jersey are listed below in alphabetical order.

  • Albertsons Companies, Inc. (including Osco, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Star Market, Shaw’s, Haggen, Acme, Randalls, Carrs, Market Street, United, Vons, Pavilions, Amigos, Lucky’s, Pak n Save, Sav-On)

  • Costco Wholesale Corp.


  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (including Long’s)

  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation’s pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO), Elevate Provider Network

  • Health Mart Pharmacies

  • LeaderNET and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Cardinal Health’s PSAOs

  • Managed Health Care Associates (retail and long-term care pharmacies)

  • Retail Business Services, LLC (including Food Lion, Giant Food, The Giant Company, Hannaford Bros Co, Stop & Shop)

  • Rite Aid Corp.

  • Topco Associates, LLC (including Acme Fresh Markets, Associated Food Stores, Bashas, Big-Y Pharmacy and Wellness Center, Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Super One Pharmacy, FRESH by Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Coborn’s Pharmacy, Cash Wise Pharmacy, MarketPlace Pharmacy, Giant Eagle, Hartig Drug Company, King Kullen, Food City Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Pharmacies, Save Mart Pharmacies, Lucky Pharmacies, SpartanNash, Price Chopper, Market 32, Tops Friendly Markets, ShopRite, Wegmans, Weis Markets, Inc.)

  • Walgreens (including Duane Reade)

  • Walmart, Inc. (including Sam’s Club)


Here's the updated list of sites in Monmouth and Ocean counties offering COVID-19 vaccines, according to the state Department of Health. is a free online website that will help you find and secure a local appointment with simple instructions.

Monmouth County

  • Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel: Registrations online only at

  • CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township: Registrations online only at

  • Community Health Center of Asbury Park: 1301 Main St.; 732-774-6333;

  • CVS Pharmacy: 3391 Route 35, Hazlet, 470 Route 36, Highlands, 71 South Broadway, Long Branch; 800-746-7287;

  • Freehold Family Health Center: 579 Park Ave.; 732-294-2540;

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune: Registrations online only at

  • Keyport Community Health Center: 35 Broad St.; 732-888-4149;

  • Monmouth County Health Department: 50 East Main St. Freehold; 732-431-7456;

  • Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch: Registrations online only at

  • Ocean Health Initiatives: 3600 Route 66; Neptune; 732-363-6655;

  • Red Bank Primary Care Center: 188 East Bergen Pl.; 732-219-6620;

  • Rite Aid: 1360 Route 36, Hazlet; 596 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls; 4057 Asbury Ave., Suite 8, Tinton Falls; 75 South Main St., Neptune; 200 Wilson Ave., Middletown; 149 Main St., Manasquan;

  • Riverview Medical Center: 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank; 732-741-2700.

  • Sam's Club: 320 W. Main St., Freehold, 732-780-0734

  • ShopRite: 280 Route 9; Marlboro; or 3120 Route 35; Hazlet;

  • Walmart: 4900 Route 9, Howell, 732-886-9111; 326 W. Main, Freehold, 732-780-3484; 3575 Route 66, Neptune, 732-918-0441.

Ocean County

  • CHEMED: 1771 Madison Ave., Lakewood; 732-364-6666;

  • Community Medical Center, Toms River: Registrations online only at

  • CVS Pharmacy: 1600 Route 35, Seaside Heights; 421 Lacey Rd., Manchester; 800-746-7287;

  • Long Beach Island Health Department: 609-492-1212;

  • Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood: Registrations online only at

  • Ocean County Health Department: Multiple locations: 800-342 9738;

  • Ocean Health Initiatives: 10 Stockton Drive, Toms River; 101 2nd St., Lakewood; 798 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor; 732-363-6655;

  • Ocean Medical Center, Brick: 732-836-4144;

  • Rite Aid: 3258 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant; 159 East Kennedy Blvd., Lakewood; 1041 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick; 1 North New Prospect Rd., Jackson;

  • Southern Ocean Medical Center: 1173 Beacon Ave., Stafford; 609-597-6011;

  • ShopRite: 297 Route 72, Stafford; and 860 Fischer Blvd., Toms River;

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~Tamara Walker, Lead News Assistant ~

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