COVID-19 Testing Site Information
As the coronavirus continues to spread through Connecticut, the state is rolling out collection sites for virus testing.
All collections are made by appointment-only, and patients need a physician order to book an appointment. Most collections are done via drive-thru, though some require people to get out of their cars.
When patients arrive for drive-thru testing, they can remain in their vehicles while staff swab their mouth and nose. Specimens are sent to a lab for processing and can be ready anywhere from the same day to five days later. In addition to the CT Department of Public Health State Laboratory, there are now 15 alternative locations across CT that are offering drive-thru Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Question: How do I know if I should be tested for COVID-19, and where do I go to be tested?
Answer: If an individual has a fever (greater than or equal to 100.0°) and a cough, or shortness of breath, please call your primary care provider for information regarding local testing locations. You will need an order from your primary care physician to be tested for COVID-19. If you do not have a primary care provider or another physician who you regularly see, and you have the symptoms of COVID-19 (a fever greater than or equal to 100.0°, and a cough or shortness of breath) please call or go to an urgent care center or a federally qualified health center for information on how to get a doctor’s order to be tested.
Please note that only individuals who present with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, a fever greater than or equal to 100.0°, and a cough, or shortness of breath, will be tested at this time.
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
Question: Is there a cost to being tested for COVID-19 if I need the test?
Answer: No, there is no cost to be tested for COVID-19. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act guarantees all Americans can receive free coronavirus testing. This includes those with private insurance, government insurance (Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP, VA, FEHBP, and TRICARE), and even those with no insurance. Connecticut residents on Medicaid can also receive free treatment for COVID-19. For further information and to see the full text of the bill, please click here.
Here are the approved locations where patients can go to be tested, once approved by a physician and given an appointment:
Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Road, Bristol, CT 06010 - coronavirus hotline at 860 261-6855.
Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St., 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday
Murphy Medical Associates, 2 Renshaw Road, 1-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday (Testing here was canceled on Thursday afternoon)
Danbury Hospital, 95 Locust Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Greenwich Hospital, employee parking lot on Lake Avenue, 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday
Murphy Medical Associates, 589 Bedford St., 6 a.m.-8 a.m., Monday-Friday
Murphy Medical Associates, 1000 Main St., 10 a.m.- noon, Monday-Friday
- New Canaan
Murphy Medical Associates, 564 South Ave., 9:30 a.m.-noon, Friday
- New Haven
Yale New Haven, 150 Sargent Drive, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Norwalk Hospital, parking lot at the intersection of Stevens Street and Elmcrest Terrace, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 - 203 863-3000
Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street Hartford, CT 06102 - 860 545-5000
Trinity Health of New England:
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital
Saint Mary’s Hospital