The COVID-19 diagnostic test is used to determine if you currently have COVID-19.

Testing is safe and easy. It involves checking samples collected from your nose or mouth with a swab or from your saliva.

Diagnostic tests don’t test for immunity or tell you if you had the virus in the past. If you were sick and have now recovered and want to be tested, you should take an antibody test instead.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing.

Who Should Get Tested

All New Yorkers should get a diagnostic test now, whether or not you have symptoms or are at increased risk.

If your first COVID-19 diagnostic test is negative, you should get tested again if you:

  • Are concerned about possible exposure
  • Have spent time in a large crowd
  • Have had exposure to someone with confirmed or possible COVID-19
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Work in a group setting like a nursing home or shelter
  • Are planning to visit someone at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness

Where to Get Tested

There are many diagnostic testing sites available throughout the City. Some sites are walk-in only and others require an appointment.

You can also find free testing sites near you by texting COVID TEST to 855-48. Text messaging or data rates may apply.

School Staff and Student Priority Testing

Beginning immediately, testing will be available to students, teachers, and DOE school-based staff at select sites across the city. These sites will give priority to all DOE workers and students so they can quickly be tested, and provide results within 24-48 hours.

NYC Health + Hospitals Sites

Staff from NYC Health + Hospitals give free COVID-19 swab tests at outdoor tents. Self-swab testing is also available. You don't need to make an appointment.

Sites marked with an asterisk * are NYCHA Residents Priority testing sites. At these sites, priority is given to NYCHA residents and nearby residents with risk factors.

Sites marked with a diamond ♦ offer both diagnostic and antibody testing.

Gotham Health - Belvis *
545 East 142nd Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM

Gotham Health - Morrisania  
1225 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

NYC H+H Jacobi  
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

NYC H+H Lincoln  
234 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM

NYC H+H North Central Bronx  
3424 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PS X017
778 Forest Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

St. James Recreation Center
2530 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Edward Grant
1302 Edward L. Grant Highway
Bronx, NY 10452
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
921 East 228th Street
Bronx, NY 10466
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Rain Boston Road Senior Center
2424 Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

H+H Testing Site
4006 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Mobile Testing Sites

NYC Health + Hospitals' mobile testing trucks offer free diagnostic tests on certain dates and locations.

Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

St. Jerome HANDS    
330 East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Throggs Neck Senior Center
680 Balcom Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 16 to September 18.

Testing Partnerships

The City has also partnered with testing centers to provide additional testing locations.

You must make an appointment.

Ramon Velez Health Center
754 East 151st Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(718) 734-2539

Clay Avenue Health Center 1
776 Clay Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(718) 734-2539

Casa Maria Health Center
324 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(718) 734-2539

Claremont Health Center
262 East 174th Street
Bronx, NY 10457
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(718) 734-2539

Union Community Health Center
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
(718) 220-2020

Grand Concourse
2021 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
(718) 220-2020

Additional Testing Sites

Some additional testing sites may charge for testing, and not all testing sites listed are affiliated with the NYC Test and Trace Corps.

You should call the testing site before you go to confirm their policies.

NYC Health + Hospitals Sites

Staff from NYC Health + Hospitals give free COVID-19 swab tests at outdoor tents. Self-swab testing is also available. You don't need to make an appointment.

Sites marked with an asterisk * are NYCHA Residents Priority testing sites. At these sites, priority is given to NYCHA residents and nearby residents with risk factors.

Sites marked with a diamond ♦ offer both diagnostic and antibody testing.

Bay Ridge 5th Avenue
8511 and 8515 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Gotham Health - Cumberland  * 
100 North Portland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Gotham Health - East New York  
2094 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

NYC H+H Ida G. Israel  
2925 West 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM

Jonathan Williams Houses  *
333 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

NYC H+H Kings County  
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Monday - Saturday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 1 PM

NYC H+H Woodhull  
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Monday - Friday: 8:40 AM - 3:40 PM

Midwood Pre-K
1223 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Fort Hamilton Parkway
4002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Bensonhurst 14th Avenue
6315 14th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Albany Avenue
196 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Red Hook Recreation Center
151 Bay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Mobile Testing Sites

NYC Health + Hospitals' mobile testing trucks offer free diagnostic tests on certain dates and locations.

Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Clarendon Rd. Church   
3304 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Seth Low Playground    
Corner of 74th Street and Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Testing Partnerships

The City has also partnered with testing centers to provide additional testing locations.

You must make an appointment.

Hope Gardens
120 Menahan Street
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
(718) 734-2539

Additional Testing Sites

Some additional testing sites may charge for testing, and not all testing sites listed are affiliated with the NYC Test and Trace Corps.

You should call the testing site before you go to confirm their policies.

NYC Health + Hospitals Sites

Staff from NYC Health + Hospitals give free COVID-19 swab tests at outdoor tents. Self-swab testing is also available. You don't need to make an appointment.

Sites marked with an asterisk * are NYCHA Residents Priority testing sites. At these sites, priority is given to NYCHA residents and nearby residents with risk factors.

Sites marked with a diamond ♦ offer both diagnostic and antibody testing.

Gotham Health - Gouverneur *
227 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Gotham Health - Dyckman  
175 Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

NYC H+H Bellevue  
462 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM​

NYC H+H Harlem  
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10037
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM; Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

NYC H+H Metropolitan  
1901 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Gotham Health - Sydenham  
264 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10026
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

St. Nicholas Houses *
281 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10035
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Highbridge Recreational Center
2301 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10033
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Mobile Testing Sites

NYC Health + Hospitals' mobile testing trucks offer free diagnostic tests on certain dates and locations.

Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Emma L Bowen Community Service Center         
1727 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Marymount Manhattan College               
220 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Additional Testing Sites

Some additional testing sites may charge for testing, and not all testing sites listed are affiliated with the NYC Test and Trace Corps.

You should call the testing site before you go to confirm their policies.

NYC Health + Hospitals Sites

Staff from NYC Health + Hospitals give free COVID-19 swab tests at outdoor tents. Self-swab testing is also available. You don't need to make an appointment.

Sites marked with an asterisk * are NYCHA Residents Priority testing sites. At these sites, priority is given to NYCHA residents and nearby residents with risk factors.

Sites marked with a diamond ♦ offer both diagnostic and antibody testing.

NYC H+H Elmhurst  
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Daily: 8 AM - 4 PM

NYC H+H Queens  
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Gotham Health - Woodside *
50-53 Newtown Road
Woodside, NY 11377
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Northern Boulevard
51-30 Northern Boulevard
Woodside, NY 11377
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Avenue
Queens, NY 11691
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Leavitt Field Parking Lot
34-41 137th Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Beach 39th Street
39-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Queens, NY 11691
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Bleecker Street
1716 Bleecker Street
Queens, NY 11385
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Windsor Park Library
79-50 Bell Boulevard
Queens, NY 11364
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Jackson Heights
34-33 Junction Boulevard, Second Floor
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Only residents from this neighborhood and adjacent zip codes will be accepted for testing.

Mobile Testing Sites

NYC Health + Hospitals' mobile testing trucks offer free diagnostic tests on certain dates and locations.

Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Ozone Park Library         
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park, NY 11417
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available on September 18.

Eternal Love Baptist Church        
5407 99th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Greater Springfield Community Church
177-06 129th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11434
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 17.

9 Beach 17th Street 
Corner of Seagirt Boulevard, by O'Donohue Park Ballfield
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 15 to September 18.

Testing Partnerships

The City has also partnered with testing centers to provide additional testing locations.

You must make an appointment.

Thomas and Marie White Health Center
116-30 Sutphin Boulevard, Queens
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
(718) 734-2539

Additional Testing Sites

Some additional testing sites may charge for testing, and not all testing sites listed are affiliated with the NYC Test and Trace Corps.

You should call the testing site before you go to confirm their policies.

NYC Health + Hospitals Sites

Staff from NYC Health + Hospitals give free COVID-19 swab tests at outdoor tents. Self-swab testing is also available. You don't need to make an appointment.

Sites marked with an asterisk * are NYCHA Residents Priority testing sites. At these sites, priority is given to NYCHA residents and nearby residents with risk factors.

Sites marked with a diamond ♦ offer both diagnostic and antibody testing.

Former St John Villa High School
57 Cleveland Place
Staten Island, NY 10305
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

PS 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park
168 Hooker Place
Staten Island, NY 10302
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Tottenville High School
100 Luten Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Gotham Health - Vanderbilt  
165 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Mariners Harbor Library
206 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Greenbelt Recreation Center
501 Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Daily: 9 AM - 7 PM

Mobile Testing Sites

NYC Health + Hospitals' mobile testing trucks offer free diagnostic tests on certain dates and locations.

Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Schmul Park Melvin Avenue Entrance
284 Melvin Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

St. George's Ferry Terminal, Ramp E       
1 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Testing is available from September 14 to September 18.

Additional Testing Sites

Some additional testing sites may charge for testing, and not all testing sites listed are affiliated with the NYC Test and Trace Corps.

You should call the testing site before you go to confirm their policies.