Coronavirus Testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

COVID-19 testing information and resoureces

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Monday, November 23, 2020
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Testing is critical when it comes to preventing the spread of a disease like coronavirus (COVID-19).

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have made testing available for people who are sick or at risk of having contracted the novel coronavirus, sites that accept asymptomatic patients and sites for antibody testing.

It's especially important to get tested if:

You are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, shivering, headache, or new loss of taste or smell)

You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

You are an essential worker (health care worker, first responder, food service worker, or transit worker)

You were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain

You recently travelled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates

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Here are testing sites you can find in the tri-state area:


New York State continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis. The guidance below enables New York State to prioritize resources to meet the public health need.

Please call the testing site or your health care provider before you go for testing.

If you go to a test site run by New York State, there is never any charge for your test.

If you go to a test site operated by local governments, private companies including pharmacies and medical practices or not-for-profit organizations, you are advised to check with the testing site and your insurer in advance of being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test.

Check here to find a New York testing center near you.


Testing for COVID-19 is available throughout the five boroughs. Check this city website regularly for current locations.

Community testing sites operated by NYC Health + Hospitals offer free and convenient testing on a walk-in basis, with no appointment necessary.

CityMD offers to test at all of its New York City sites on a walk-in basis, seven days per week. Visit CityMD for locations and hours throughout the five boroughs.

In addition, testing for essential workers and vulnerable populations is available through a partnership with One Medical, a national digital health and primary care provider. Testing is free, but an appointment is required. Register online or by phone.

More information:

NYC Health + Hospitals website

Additionally, antibody tests are available for New Yorkers, free of charge. Please click here to learn more.


Testing centers have opened around the state including free pop-up locations. You will find more information about COVID-19 testing in New Jersey here.


The state has set-up a website with more information about corovirus testing in Connecticut.

Testing is available in many locations throughout Connecticut. Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care provider. Anyone who does not have a primary care provider should call 2-1-1 or visit the CT Testing Locator to locate the nearest testing site. Tests are available free of charge.

If you are displaying symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19, and are unable to get into contact with your primary care physician, please reach out to one of the following hotlines:

Hartford Healthcare Hotline: (860) 972-8100

Yale New Haven Health: (833) 484-1200

Bristol Hospital Coronavirus Info Line: (860) 261-6855

Stamford Health: (203) 276-4111


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