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 should contact your doctor or call NYC Health + Hospitals to be connected to care and to discuss treatment options available to you. 

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.

Pick-Up Kits

The NYC Health + Hospitals Walk-Up Rapid Test Distribution Program is no longer offering free self-test kits for pickup. The program ended on March 15, 2024.

Order Kits

The federal government no longer accepts requests for free at-home COVID-19 test kits.

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

Learn 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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