COVID-19 Testing Site Information
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 go to an urgent care center or to a federally qualified health center to get a doctor’s order to be tested.
Please do not go to any medical facility unannounced for the safety of all patients and medical professionals.
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)-275-9644
- Bristol Hospital Coronavirus Info Line: (860) 261-6855
- Stamford Health: (203) 276-4111
Drive-thru testing sites are present on hospital grounds at the following locations (a doctor’s order is required):
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Torrington)
Griffin Hospital (Derby)
Johnson Memorial Hospital (Stafford Springs)
Lawrence Memorial Hospital (New London)
Manchester Memorial Hospital
Mid-State Medical Center (Meriden)
Rockville General Hospital (Vernon)
Saint Francis Hospital (Hartford)
Saint Mary’s Hospital (Waterbury)
Saint Vincent Hospital (Bridgeport)
UConn John Dempsey Hospital (Farmington)
William H. Backus Hospital (Norwich)
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Question: I want to be tested for COVID-19, but I do not have any symptoms OR I am having other symptoms consistent with a flu and possibly COVID-19. Are healthcare providers tracking that I requested testing, and will I be able to get testing in the future?
Answer: At this time, healthcare providers are not able to test patients who do not present symptoms consistent with a case of COVID-19 (a fever greater than or equal to 100.0°, and a cough, or shortness of breath).
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 those with no insurance. Connecticut residents on Medicaid can also receive free treatment for COVID- 19.
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