Coronavirus: Who can be tested and where to go in CT
The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is growing on a daily basis as more Connecticut residents are displaying symptoms of being infected by the virus. Here’s a look at the steps needed for somebody to be tested for the coronavirus.
Importantly, for the safety of all patients and medical professionals, officials ask that you don’t go to any medical facility unannounced.
If you have a fever (a temperature that’s at least 100 degrees) and a cough or shortness of breath, first call your primary care provider for information regarding local testing locations.
You will need an order from your primary care physician to be tested for COVID-19.
If you do not have a primary care provider or another physician who you regularly see, and you have the symptoms of COVID-19, you can go to an urgent care center or a federally qualified health center to get a doctor’s order to be tested.
If you have symptoms but can’t get in touch with your primary care physician, you can call one of the following hotlines:
• Hartford Healthcare Hotline: (860) 972-8100 or (833) 621-0600
• Yale New Haven Health: (833) 484-1200
• Bristol Hospital Coronavirus Info Line: (860) 261-6855
• Stamford Health: (203) 276-4111
For more information, check out these guidelines from the state of Connecticut.
COLLECTION SITES IN CONNECTICUT
Here are collection sites where Connecticut residents can provide samples that will be tested at third party laboratories. Results will normally be available within three to five days.
Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich
Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St., Bridgeport
Bristol Hospital, 145 Queen St., Bristol
Danbury Hospital, 95 Locust Ave., Danbury
Docs Urgent Care, 6 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel
Docs Urgent Care, 1677 East Main Street, Bridgeport
Docs Urgent Care, 1 Padanaram Rd., Danbury
Docs Urgent Care, 317 Foxon Rd, East Haven
Docs Urgent Care, 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield
Docs Urgent Care, 1700 Dixwell Ave., Hamden
Docs Urgent Care, 141a Danbury Rd, New Milford
Docs Urgent Care, 163 Universal Drive North, North Haven
Docs Urgent Care, 677 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk
Docs Urgent Care, 109 Boston Post Rd., Orange
Docs Urgent Care, 832 Queen St, Southington
Docs Urgent Care, 2001 W Main St., Stamford
Docs Urgent Care, 200 E Main St., Stratford
Docs Urgent Care, 279 Chase Ave., Waterbury
Docs Urgent Care, 506 Frost Rd., Waterbury
Docs Urgent Care, 636 Campbell Ave., West Haven
Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich
Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby (upper parking lot near Community Garden)
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 540 Litchfield St., Torrington (adjacent to the outpatient entrance)
Hartford Hospital Education and Resource Center, 560 Hudson St., Hartford
Johnson Memorial Hospital, 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs (directly in front of Community Medical Educational Center)
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London
Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St., Manchester
MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden (across from the main entrance)
Murphy Medical Associates, 80 High School Lane, Darien
Murphy Medical Associates, 468 South Ave., New Canaan
Murphy Medical Associates, 460 Shippan Ave., Stamford
Murphy Medical Associates, 1000 Main St., Stratford
Murphy Medical Associates, 88 North Ave., Westport
Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple St., Norwalk
Rockville General Hospital, 31 Union St., Vernon
Saint Francis Hospital, 1000 Asylum St., Hartford (directly in front of Gengras Building)
Saint Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin St., Waterbury (located at lower level of garage on Cole St.)
Saint Vincent Hospital, 2979 Main St., Bridgeport
Stamford Hospital, One Hospital Plaza, Stamford
UConn John Dempsey Hospital, Hospital Way, Farmington
Waterbury Hospital, 68 Robbins St.
Yale New Haven Hospital, 150 Sargent Drive, New Haven