You should get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with the virus.

The City no longer offers antibody testing to determine if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing.

You can get free or low-cost COVID-19 testing at City-run sites or community health centers. Testing is free or low-cost and available regardless of immigration status.

NYC Health + Hospitals Sites

Free COVID-19 testing is available for existing NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health patients.

If you test positive, you can also access treatment, including Paxlovid prescriptions.

If you aren’t currently a patient with H+H, you can learn how to become one and schedule an appointment.

  • Agency: NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Phone Number: (844) 692-4692
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

NYC Department of Health Sites

Free rapid PCR COVID-19 testing is available at Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) COVID Express sites.

Appointments are required. American Sign Language interpretation is available.

Learn more and make an appointment.


  • Morrisania COVID Express Clinic
    1309 Fulton Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10456


  • Crown Heights COVID Express Clinic 
    1218 Prospect Place, 2nd Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11213


  • Riverside COVID Express Clinic
    160 West 100th Street
    New York, NY 10025


  • Jamaica COVID Express Clinic
    90-37 Parsons Boulevard
    Jamaica, NY 11432

Other Sites

  • Union Community Health Center - E 188
    260 East 188th Street
    Bronx, NY 10458
    Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Rapid Care Hours: Monday - Friday: 3 PM - 9 PM; Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Appointments are required. Call (718) 220-2020.
  • Grand Concourse
    2021 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10453
    Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Appointments are required. Call (718) 220-2020.
  • Claremont Health Center
    262 East 174th Street
    Bronx, NY 10457
    Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
    Appointments are required. Call (718) 734-2539.
  • Clay Avenue Health Center 1
    1776 Clay Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10457
    Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
    Appointments are required. Call (718) 734-2539.
  • Casa Maria Health Center
    324 East 149th Street
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
    Appointments are required. Call (718) 734-2539.
  • Ramon Velez Health Center
    754 East 151st Street
    Bronx, NY 10455
    Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
    ​Appointments are required. Call (718) 734-2539.

You can pick up free, at-home COVID-19 self-test kits at hundreds of walk-up distribution sites. These rapid tests give results within 30 minutes. Lab dropoff is not required.

One test is recommended per person. Free rapid test kits will continue to be available while supplies last.

By Text

Text "COVID TEST" to 855-48 to find a test pick-up site.


Order Kits

As of September 25, every home in the United States can order four free test kits per residential address from the Federal government. 

You can order the kits online. The U.S. Postal Service will deliver through First Class Package Service.

If you provide an email address, you will get emails with shipping updates. Once your order is shipped, you will get an email with an estimated delivery date and a tracking number. You can track the status of your delivery on

Order free at-home self-test kits.

You can get help by phone if you are having difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support to place your order.

  • Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Division: Test Kit Fulfillment Line
  • Phone Number: (800) 232-0233
  • Business Hours: Daily: 8 AM - Midnight
  • Staff is available during business hours. Most languages are available through a representative.

A positive test result means that you most likely have COVID-19 and must self-isolate and take precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. 

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety page to learn more about what to do when sick and when you can leave home.


Many New York City employers, businesses, and venues require verification of immunization or weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test for their employees and customers.

You can use the NYC COVID Safe App to store and present the necessary documentation to verify that you have met these requirements. The documentation you upload into this app is not shared with anyone and stays on your phone only.

Download the NYC COVID Safe App on:

Excelsior Pass Plus

New York State’s Excelsior Pass Plus provides secure, digital proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status. 

As of July 28, 2023, the Excelsior Pass Plus and the NYS Wallet Apps are no longer available.

You can still open the app and use it to prove that you received the COVID-19 vaccine. However, if the app fails, technical support will no longer be available. In addition, since the app will be removed from app stores, new users are unable to log-in and register for it.

For complaints about City-run COVID-19 testing sites, visit the City Agency or Worker Feedback page. 

For complaints about the quality of care or services provided by a COVID-19 testing site, visit the Hospital or Clinic Complaint page.

You can make a complaint about privately-run COVID-19 testing sites for some consumer protection violations.

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