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               
    Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Road, Bristol, CT  06010 - coronavirus hotline at 860 261-6855.
  • Bridgeport
    Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St., 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday
  • Darien                
    Murphy Medical Associates, 2 Renshaw Road, 1-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday (Testing here was canceled on Thursday afternoon)
  • Danbury               
    Danbury Hospital, 95 Locust Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • Greenwich 
    Greenwich Hospital, employee parking lot on Lake Avenue, 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 
  • Stamford 
    Murphy Medical Associates, 589 Bedford St., 6 a.m.-8 a.m., Monday-Friday
  • Stratford               
    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               
    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
    Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 - 203 863-3000   
  • Hartford
    Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street Hartford, CT 06102 - 860 545-5000 

  Trinity Health of New England:   

Johnson Memorial Hospital

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 7 days a week
  • 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs
  • Directly in front of the Community Medical Education Center 

Saint Francis Hospital

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 7 days a week
  • 1000 Asylum Street, Hartford
  • Directly in front of the Gengras Building on the Saint Francis Hospital campus

Saint Mary’s Hospital

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 7 days a week
  • Located at the lower level of the Visitor’s Garage on Cole Street
    (Corner of East Elm), Waterbury