Getting tested for COVID-19 is as important as ever, and New York City has many sites that offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to you, including NYC Health + Hospitals and our mobile testing fleet. Additionally, you can pick-up an at-home test kit for free at any one of our partner distribution sites.
All New Yorkers Should Get Tested
NYC Health + Hospitals offers testing at hospitals and mobile units and at-home kits at libraries, recreation centers, and pools across the five boroughs. Just walk in – no appointment needed!
If you took a PCR test at an NYC Health + Hospitals location, your result will be available in 24 to 72 hours.
Tests Are at No Cost to You
COVID-19 tests are available at no cost to you. Remember, you do not need health insurance to get a COVID-19 test at an NYC Health + Hospitals location.
NYC Health + Hospitals testing sites will never ask about immigration status.
Other Testing Options
While You Wait for Results
You’ll generally receive test results in 24 to 72 hours if you got a PCR test at an NYC Health + Hospitals location. Results may take longer at other sites.
While you wait for results, it’s important to continue taking all the necessary steps to protect yourself and others:
Understanding COVID Test Results
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If You Test Positive
If you test positive, we want to make sure you know what to do next — how long to isolate, notifying close contacts and more. You can find this information in the What to do if you test positive section of our COVID-19 Resources page. Or you can try out our COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool for personalized guidance. After you answer a few short questions, the tool will let you know what isolation guidance you should follow based on your specific circumstances, such as whether or not you have symptoms.