Cooper University Health Care Collaborates With Community Partners to Provide New COVID-19 Testing Program For Camden’s Senior Centers

CAMcare Health Corporation in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and the Housing Authority of the City of Camden announce an innovative COVID testing program geared towards the residents and staff of the city’s Senior Centers.

“CAMcare’s mission is to help our friends and neighbors live healthier without considering their ability to pay.  And in a crisis like this, what better way than to provide testing in our community!” states Mark Roberts, President and CEO of CAMcare.

Starting on June 4, we will be testing at these sites.  Call 856-536-3266 for an appointment. While registration is recommended, we will not turn anyone away. There is no cost for testing. Residents do not need medical insurance to get tested.

“Through the wonderful collaboration with Camcare Health Corporation in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, we are very pleased to offer the opportunity of free COVID Testing to our most at-risk residents in our senior high rises as well as my staff”, stated Victor D. Figueroa, Executive Director for the Housing Authority of the City of Camden.

“As one of the most important weapons we have in our fight against the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative that testing is widespread and accessible to all communities” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, Co-CEO of Cooper.

Testing will be done at the following locations:

  • Kennedy Tower, 2021 Watson St. – Thursday, June 4, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Mickle Tower, 200 Mickle Blvd.- Friday, June 5, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Westfield Tower, 3199 Westfield Ave., Monday, June 8, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

“Cooper is committed to collaborating with our community partners to make this happen and to set up sites that are convenient to as many residents as possible,” said Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, Co-CEO of Cooper.


About CAMcare Health Corporation
CAMcare Health Corporation is a Federally Qualified Health Center. CAMcare has been providing high quality care to the residents of Camden and Gloucester Counties for more than 40 years. CAMcare, Your Medical Home for Primary Care and Dental Services.

About the Housing Authority of the City of Camden
Incorporated in 1938, our mission is “to expand community growth by offering quality housing choices and proven empowerment programs.”  Through our vision, “We aspire to be a nationally recognized leading provider of real estate development, management and socioeconomic services who transforms communities by generating changes in individuals and families that allows them to reach their full potential and having hope for a better tomorrow.”

About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care is a leading academic health system and the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey. Cooper’s mission is to serve, to heal, and to educate. Annually, nearly two million patients visit Cooper’s 750-plus physicians practicing in 75 specialties at more than 100 convenient medical offices and three urgent care centers. The Cooper Health Sciences campus is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  Visit CooperHealth.org to learn more.

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Contact:
Lacisha Laws
CAMcare Health Corporation
(856) 993-4855
llaws@camcare.net

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