Mobile testing sites are popping up across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. These testing sites are the New York Metropolitan tri-state area’s response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which had around 76,000 confirmed cases as of March 29.
However, while demand for COVID-19 testing rises, supplies are still very limited. The Tri-State Area is regulating testing for coronavirus; only patients that are hospitalized with severe illnesses (such as pneumonia) are being tested for COVID-19. Patients can get tested for COVID-19 by setting an appointment in one of the city’s testing facilities.
The city is testing for COVID-19 in 10 different hospitals, in addition to four drive-through testing sites and seven community-based clinics. Each hospital’s testing site can host up to 150 people, while each clinic has a capacity of 75 people, and the drive-through can attend around 100 people per day.
Where are the testing facilities located?
The 21 testing sites are located at different hospitals and health clinics throughout the city.
The hospitals that are administering tests for COVID-19 include:
- Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan
- Elmhurst Hospital in Queens
- Harlem Hospital in Manhattan
- Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan
- Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn
- Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx
- Queens Hospital Center in Queens
- Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn
Neighborhood Health and Medical Clinics include:
- Morrisania (Bronx)
- Belvis (Bronx)
- NYC Health + Hospitals, Cumberland (Brooklyn)
- ARTC East New York Clinic (Brooklyn)
- Gouveneur (Manhattan)
- Sydenham (Manhattan)
- Vanderbilt (Staten Island)
The state of New York is administering more tests for COVID-19 than any other state thanks to these testing facilities.
When should I seek medical help?
The CDC advises individuals to immediately seek medical attention when they start developing COVID-19’s emergency warning signs, which include but are not limited to: difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and/or blush lips or face.
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe during this national emergency. Be a hero, help slow down the COVID-19 outbreak by taking the necessary safety measures.