Stop the Spread: Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

Are you looking to get tested for COVID-19? Check this list of sites.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2021, 12:38 PM

Updated 866 days ago

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Stop the Spread: Where can I get a COVID-19 test?
Are you looking to get tested for COVID-19?
It's especially important to get tested if:
1. You have COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed, even if you are fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 in the last 3 months.
2. You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
3. You were recently in a large gathering where social distancing was hard to maintain or a crowded indoor setting and are not fully vaccinated or recently recovered.
NOTE: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call the testing site before you go for testing, health care providers say.
Below is a list of where you can get tested:

HOME TESTS

COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter tests) are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
If you're looking to take a home test, the CDC has these recommendations.
Rapid tests are available at pharmacies nationwide. 
On Dec. 21, President Joe Biden announced that the government would provide 500 million free rapid tests, click here for more information. The tests will be delivered to residents who request one online starting in January.

NATIONAL

CityMD
Walk-ins - but you need to register when you get to the clinic prior to getting testing. Expect a wait time. More information here.
Note some CityMD clinics may temporarily close amid surges, to check for temporary closures CLICK HERE.
CVS
Appointments are required. Click here for more information.
Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care
For COVID-19 testing, save your spot online or schedule a Virtual Visit with one of their providers. More information here.
Quest Diagnostics
Appointments are required. Click here for more information.
Rite Aid
Appointments are required. Click here for more information.
Walgreens
Appointments are required. Click here for more information.
Walmart
Here's a list of at-home COVID-19 testing kits available at Walmart.
Your doctor
If you need a test - call your doctor's office. Many offices have affiliated testing facilities where you can get a test with a doctor's note.
Independent Labs
Enzo Clinical Labs offers routine lab test online through GoTestMeNow. An independent physician will review your test requests and no in-person doctor’s visit is required. If the physician decides to order your test, stop by a conveniently located Patient Service Centers and a member of their trained staff will collect your sample. Your easy-to-read lab results will be sent directly to your secure GoTestMeNow.

CONNECTICUT

Testing is available in many locations throughout Connecticut. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider, the state says. Anyone who does not have a primary care provider should call 211 or visit the CT Testing Locator HERE to locate the nearest testing site. Tests are available free of charge.
Here's a list of cost free state-supported COVID-19 testing sites.
At home tests - CLICK HERE for where you can pick up at-home tests issued by Connecticut health officials.
COVID RESOURCES: Stop the Spread

NEW JERSEY

Testing is available for free across New Jersey. Click here for all the information you need.
Find testing locations near you, including their hours and testing requirements, HERE.
Order a free saliva test, shipped directly to your home at no cost HERE.
Find information about free testing and a list of public testing sites, including pop-up sites in COVID-19 hotspots HERE.
Other testing sites:
Linden: Open until 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome
JTG Center - 330 Helen Street in Linden
Wayne Township: Open until 7 p.m. appointments only - Book here.

NEW YORK

Testing for COVID-19 is widely available throughout New York state. Individuals who have questions about COVID-19 testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website.
CLICK HERE to search for a location near you.

LONG ISLAND

Two state-run testing sites will open Wednesday, Dec. 29. You can find a location and make an appointment here.
In Nassau County, the facility is:
Kennedy Memorial Park
Greenwich Street
Hempstead
In Suffolk County, the location is:
IBEW Local 25
Motor Parkway
Hauppauge
Suffolk County will be opening new community-based testing sites. Those are:
Heckscher State Park, Field 8 - Opening on Wednesday, Dec. 29
1 Heckscher State Parkway
East Islip, NY
Open every Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Testing Capacity: Up 1,000 tests a day 
Red Creek Park - Opening Monday, Jan. 3
102 Old Riverhead Road
Hampton Bays, NY 
Open for school-required testing and community testing
Open on Mondays only from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Testing Capacity: Up to 500 tests per day
Cathedral Pines County Park - Opening on Tuesday, Jan. 4
116 Yaphank Middle Island Road
Middle Island, NY
Open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Testing Capacity: Up to 500 tests per day
Northwell Health on Long Island:
Northwell Health has locations across Long Island. Appointments are required. CLICK HERE for more information.
Community testing sites (open Mon.-Thurs., 8am-3pm, by appointment only)
  • 1 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park
  • Babies R Us, Bohemia
  • Lenox Hill, Manhattan
Drive through testing locations (open Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm, by appointment only)
  • Christopher Morley Park, Roslyn
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center Riverhead Campus

HUDSON VALLEY

Putnam County
Putnam County expanded local access to COVID-19 testing.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Rockland County
Patriot Hills Golf Club 
19 Club House Lane 
Stony Point, NY 10980  
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901
Capacity for approximately 225 appointments per day and up to 50 walk-ins.
Ulster County
Ulster County will be holding two FREE drive-through test distribution events at TechCity on Wednesday, Dec. 29 and at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Dec. 30.
Westchester County
Westchester CountyCenter
Testing is for anyone experiencing symptoms or anyone who has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The CDC recommends being tested 5 to 7 days after exposure to test.
Appointments are required.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Grace Baptist Church 
52 S 6th Avenue 
Mount Vernon, NY 10550           
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
SUNY testing sites:
CLICK HERE for more information.
  • SUNY Stony Brook Community Testing Site
  • SUNY Purchase Community Testing Site
SUNY New Paltz Community Testing Site
College Terrace Building
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
Beginning Jan. 11, Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Appointments can be scheduled here.
Farmingdale State College Community Testing Site
Nold Hall
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Beginning Jan. 13, Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Appointments can be scheduled here.

NEW YORK CITY

Testing sites are open across New York City.
To find a testing site near you, enter your address HERE, or text "COVID TEST" to 855-48.
NYC Health + Hospitals offers testing on a walk in basis. CLICK HERE for the locations.
At-home testing for COVID-19 is available to all immunocompromised New York City residents and those ages 65 and older. To schedule an in-home appointment, call (929) 298-9400 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM (7 days a week).
State-run testing sites in New York City:
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
163 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027   
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.   
Central Family Life Center   
59 Wright Street   
Staten Island, NY 10304   
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   
Concourse Village Community Center   
777 Concourse Village East   
Bronx, NY 10451   
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   
Kings Plaza Mall   
5100 Kings Plaza   
Brooklyn, NY 11234  
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.   
York College Performing Arts Center   
94-45 Guy R Brewer Boulevard   
Jamaica, NY 11451   
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.   
The MTA is also opening several pop-up testing sites throughout the week. Click here for locations and times.
The walk-in PCR testing will be offered seven days a week in Manhattan at the:
Times Square-42nd St. subway station from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grand Central Terminal from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
*Testing will not be available at these two locations on New Year's Day.
Testing at five additional locations across New York City will begin on Thursday, Dec. 30: 
  • Penn Station (Manhattan) Monday – Sunday, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (*Closed New Year's Eve, Dec. 31)
  • Broadway Junction (Brooklyn) Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • E. 180th St. (Bronx) Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Ave. (Queens) Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Jamaica–179th St. (Queens) Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
*All locations will be closed New Year's Day, Jan. 1


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