Free Food Distribution

SJFMC is helping families in need during the pandemic and beyond with free food giveaways at our Pleasantville and Atlantic City Health Centers.

August 15 at 10 am at two SJFMC locations:

Merle Pavilion
932 S. Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Atlantic City Event will be held in the parking lot next to the AC Civil Courts at N. South Carolina Ave. btwn Bacharach Blvd and Artic Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Two ways to pick-up your free food box.

One per family:

  1. Drive up-Pull up to parking area, stay in your car, pop trunk for placement.
  2. Walk up – Bring a cart for the heavy food box, wear a mask, and follow social distancing in line.

Senior Citizens and disabled residents can arrange a SJFMC home delivery by calling 856-237-6240 or emailing

*In partnership with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Food Assistance Program. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

COVID-19 Testing Near You

Testing is available at our health centers in your local community. COVID-19 Walk- Up or Drive-Thru Testing is now ongoing in Atlantic, Burlington and Salem Counties. Locations by county are listed below:

COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing in Atlantic County:

Free COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Testing is by Appointment Only. You do not have to have symptoms to get tested.

Call the SJFMC telemedicine line at 609-415-9865. Appointment scheduling: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  

Testing Sites:

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers
Merle Pavilion
932 South Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ, 08232

Every Wednesday 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers
Hammonton Center
860 S. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Every Thursday 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Adults and Children are welcome for each test. All should wear a mask or face covering. Testing is weather permitting.

You must call the SJFMC telemedicine line at 609-415-9865 to schedule an appointment, Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing in Burlington County:

Free COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Testing is by Appointment Only. You do not have to have symptoms to get tested.

Call the SJFMC telemedicine line at 609-415-9374. Appointment scheduling: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Testing Site:

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers
Burlington City Center
651 High Street
Burlington City, NJ 08016

Every Tuesday 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Adults and Children are welcome for each test. All should wear a mask or face covering. Testing is weather permitting.

You Must call the SJFMC telehealth line at 609-415-9374 to schedule an appointment, Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing in Salem County:

COVID-19 testing is by appointment only. Call the SJFMC telemedicine line at 609-569-4510 on Monday and Wednesday from 9am-1pm to schedule an appointment. The line to schedule appointments will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 9am-1pm. SJFMC in partnership with the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services and PSEG, will test Salem County residents who are currently showing symptoms of COVID-19, such as dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

Protect Yourself From COVID-19

*To help stop the spread of COVID-19(Coronavirus) and to keep our facilities as safe as possible, if you suspect that you have been exposed to the virus, please do not report to our health centers without calling us first at 800-486-0131 to receive proper guidance. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort.*

COVID-19 (“coronavirus disease 2019”) is the disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in humans in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:

Currently there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections. If you have questions about the coronavirus call the NJDOH 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Trained professionals are standing by and the call is free.

Click here for more information on the coronavirus.

Build a Better Tomorrow and Complete Your 2020 Census Today

Are you looking to improve your community with better jobs, schools, do you want more money for health care? Make your voice heard by filling out your 2020 Census.

The SJFMC Outreach Team will on site at all health centers throughout April and May encouraging patients to complete their forms online, on their phones or by a paper application.

Play your part in ensuring a complete and accurate count in 2020.

The U.S census is a count of everyone where they live and sleep most of the time.

Census data is collected every 10 years.

The voices of your children count too. Remember to count them.

The Census will not ask you about citizenship.

Your personal information is confidential and protected.

Starting March 12, households across the country are expected to be able to participate in the once-a-decade national head count by going to to complete the online census questionnaire, which is set to be open to the public through July 31.

SJFMC Earns National Recognition for Commitment to Improve High Blood Pressure

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a leader in the national effort to get patient blood pressure rates under control and reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

As part of the 2019 Target: BP Recognition Program, AHA and AMA awarded  Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers with Gold Status—one of just 542 physician practices and health systems to be recognized for achieving blood pressure control rates of 70 percent or more in their adult patient population with high blood pressure. A total of 1,183 physician practices and health systems nationwide were recognized by the program for their commitment to help patients improve blood pressure control. The recognized organizations represent 29.8 million adult patients, with more than 8 million patients diagnosed with hypertension, across 46 states and territories.

Make a Difference this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Get Screened

Raise awareness this colorectal awareness month and help to decrease rates on the third most common cancer in the United States.

According to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, in the year 2020, there will be over 78k new cases of colorectal cancer in men and 69k new cases in women. Encourage your loved ones to get screened so you don’t lose them to this terrible disease.  It’s the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women and the reason adults 50-75 are encouraged to get colorectal screening; a colonoscopy annually. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older. For more information make an appointment with your SJFMC provider today.

Governor Murphy Holds Health Care Roundtable at SJFMC

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his plan to lower health care costs during a conversation with SJFMC Chief Medical Officer, Gregory Collins, consumers, and cabinet officials. The Governor commended SJFMC’s efforts in reducing cost and making health care available for everyone. Governor Murphy said, “ Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers is a gem in the state in the access it provides but that is not consistent across the state our challenge is to make it as good as it is but as affordable and accessible as possible.”

With this goal in mind, the Governor has created a new Office of Health Care Affordability and Transparency. The office will be charged with working across all state agencies to develop a strategic plan for “consumer affordability, health care quality, cost transparency and taxpayer savings,” the Governor’s Office said.

SJFMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gregory Collins, emphasized the importance of driving consumer costs down. Dr. Collins also discussed the need for more primary care physicians, among other specialties, given the current shortage.

“Patients are making choices between buying food for their families and taking care of themselves. At SJFMC, we provide comprehensive, coordinated cost-effective healthcare. We also educate our patients and inform them of ways to be self-sufficient in their care because we know that if we educate our patients we can drive down the cost of their medical expenses in the long term.” said SJFMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gregory Collins.

Give Kids A Smile

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers participated in the Give Kids A Smile event on February 7, 2020, from 12 pm to 7 pm at our Egg Harbor Township and Hammonton locations. Give Kids A Smile is an annual centerpiece to National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is a one-day event where dentists and dental staff volunteer their time to provide free dental care to low-income and underserved children.

To make an appointment with a SJFMC dentist of for more information on the services we provide call 1-800-486-0131.

Protect yourself from the seasonal flu

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Seasonal flu vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be serious or even deadly.

The flu:

Flu vaccines can help prevent people from getting sick with the flu – and lower the risk of hospitalization and death caused by the flu. It spreads easily from person to person. When you get a flu vaccine, you don’t just protect yourself. You also protect everyone around you.

When do I need to get the seasonal flu vaccine?

Get a flu vaccine by the end of October each year. After you get the vaccine, it takes about 2 weeks for your body to develop protection against the flu. That’s why it’s a good idea to get the vaccine before the flu starts to spread in your community.

If you don’t get the vaccine by the end of October, it’s not too late. Getting the vaccine later can still protect you from the flu. Keep in mind that flu season can last as late as May. Call 1-800-486-0130 to make your flu vaccination appointment today.

SJFMC Launches EPIC EMR System with Care Everywhere

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers has made a revolutionary move transforming health care delivery! After months of planning, SJFMC implementing a new electronic health record system, EPIC in November. The system is now in full operation at all eight health center sites as well as the corporate office.

The new system, one of the leading systems in the health and information technology industry, facilitates communication between providers, streamlines administrative tasks and improves the quality of patient care delivery by enhancing care coordination and clinical decision-making. It also connects our patient medical records to local hospitals that are also on the system and features a more user-friendly patient portal.

SJFMC CEO Linda Flake said, “We are already experiencing the benefits Epic brings to our organization by more effectively and efficiently serving our patients. The transition process has been complex but we are now fully operational thanks to the support of our staff.”