We offer several options and locations for you to get tested for COVID-19:
- At all of our urgent care centers
- At several drive-thru sites
- At many adult and pediatric primary care practices.
We offer two types of COVID-19 tests (rapid and PCR) to see if you currently have the virus and one antibody test to see if you already had the virus or were exposed to it.
- Rapid test: We use a swab to get a fluid sample from inside your nose. Test results are ready in about 15 minutes.
- PCR test: We use a swab that goes inside your nasal passage to get a fluid sample. Test results are ready in a few days.
- Antibody test: This is a blood test that shows if you had the virus or were exposed to it. To get the test, visit an urgent care center or ask your doctor to refer you to a lab-draw station.
Drive-thru testing locations
We offer COVID-19 tests at several drive-thru locations in New York City and Long Island.
We also offer them at some adult and pediatric primary care practices.
Learn more about COVID-19 testing.
We use a swab to get fluid from the inside of your nose. It takes about 15 minutes to test the sample to see if you have COVID-19. This test is good for people who:
- Need to be tested before surgery or other procedure
- Want to visit family
- Need to travel
- Want to be sure they are not spreading the virus
You don't need an appointment for the rapid test. But you may want to call ahead or book online to shorten your wait time. This will also help us make sure we have enough supplies for your visit.OR
We use a swab to get fluid from deeper inside your nasal passage. It takes a few days to test the sample to see if you have COVID-19.OR
This blood test measures the level of COVID-19 antibodies (or cells that fight the illness) in your blood. This can show if you had the virus or were exposed to it. (Antibodies usually appear about two weeks after someone gets the virus or was exposed to it.)OR
If antibodies are found in the blood, that person has most likely had COVID-19 or been exposed to it. For the most accurate results, patients shouldn't get the test until two to four weeks after their symptoms go away.
Some people have COVID-19 without any symptoms. For those, it's not possible to time the test with the end of symptoms. This may reduce the test's accuracy. However, if the person had the virus more than two weeks before the test, it will still find antibodies.OR
You can get a rapid or PCR test at any of the testing sites.OR
There are two ways:
- Visit one of our urgent care centers. You can walk in or make an appointment online to have your blood drawn.
- Make an appointment for an in-person or virtual doctor visit. Your doctor will refer you to a lab-draw station. Then you can walk in and get your blood drawn when it works for you.
We will contact you with the results of the test.OR
There are no copays or deductibles for any of these tests. We will bill your insurance company for the tests, but you won't have to pay for any of the costs.OR