COVID-19 Testing

Hartford HealthCare's COVID-19 testing capabilities:

  • We offer drive-up testing by appointment for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at select locations. You will be guided through the safe and simple self-swab process.

  • We offer same-day, on-site evaluation and testing at our urgent care centers throughout Connecticut.

  • Testing is also available at select Quest Diagnostics locations, and select physician practice locations.

  • We offer tests for adults and children of all ages, when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Drive-Up Testing Locations
 

Our Newington drive-up testing location offers PCR testing for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Patients must schedule an appointment in advance. Masks must be worn when pulling up to the site.

  • NEWINGTON
    Hartford HealthCare System Support Office

    181 Patricia M. Genova Dr.
    (Curtis Professional Building)
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    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
    (Only PCR tests at this location)
    Schedule an appointment

  • Note that the Newington testing location will be CLOSED on the following dates:

    • Friday, November 26
    • Friday, December 24
    • Friday, December 31

 
 

In-Center Testing Locations

 

Hartford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent CareHartford HealthCare/GoHealth Urgent Care

We offer same-day COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing at all of our Hartford HealthCare GoHealth urgent care centers and COVID-19 rapid testing at select centers. Save your spot online or schedule a virtual visit to get started.

We also offer COVID-19 PCR testing at St. Vincent's Urgent Care Walk-In Centers in Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull Center, and MediQuick Urgent Care Centers in Meriden.

 

Quest DiagnosticsQuest Diagnostics

COVID testing is available at more than 100 Quest locations throughout Connecticut. This testing will be open to Hartford HealthCare (HHC) patients with orders provided by their HHC physician in EPIC. All patients will need to have an order placed by a provider in EPIC.

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Non-Hartford HealthCare Testing Locations


These sites are not staffed or operated by Hartford HealthCare. We list them here for your convenience.

 

Bridgeport – North End Branch Library, Mondays to Wednesdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Bristol – City Hall Parking Lot, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m.

Danbury – Waldren Veteran’s Hall, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Danbury – PAL Building, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon; and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

Griswold – UCFS, Saturdays from 7 to 11a.m.

Hartford – Corner of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Killingly – Quinebaug Valley Community College, Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

New Britain – Veterans Memorial Stadium, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 7p.m.

Norwalk – Roton Middle School, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 9a.m. to 1p.m.

Norwich – Dodd Stadium, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

Stamford – Stamford High School, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Waterbury – Brass Mill Center Mall, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Willimantic/Windham – Willimantic Plaza, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

COVID Test Information

About the test

About the test: The test takes less than five minutes...

For Drive-Up testing:

  • Masks must be worn when pulling up to the site.
  • While you remain in the vehicle, you will be given a swab and asked to collect a sample of your nasal secretions.
  • This is done by inserting the swab into the nostril approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway).
  • The swab is rotated 10 times and this process is repeated on the other side.
  • Please note that you need to administer your own swab or bring someone that can do it for you.

For In-Center testing:

  • The test is performed by our highly-trained colleagues outfitted in protective clothing, including a gown, goggles, mask and gloves.
  • The test is conducted by swabbing the inside of both nostrils.
  • The colleague collects the sample and it is sent for evaluation.

After testing, patients are given follow-up instructions and information about self-isolation.

Getting your results: Patients will receive their results through MyChart or by phone within 3-4 days (depending on high testing demands in other parts of the country, it could be delayed up to 10 days). If you don't have a MyChart account, it's easy to set one up. More post-test information here.

If you are confirmed positive: You should remain in home isolation and contact your healthcare professional immediately to determine your next steps. If you must leave the house, wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. For more post-test information, including pre-surgery and employer-offered testing, click here.

Information for providers

Place orders for COVID testing for your patients through Epic.

After the order is received, your patient will be contacted and scheduled for specimen acquisition at a test site.

 

COVID Post-Test Information

You’re having a procedure or surgery

What you should do after your test:

  • If you need to be around other people in or outside of the home, wear a facemask. Stay home from work, school, and away from other public places. If you must go out, avoid using any kind of public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.
  • If you must leave the house, wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.

How you will receive your results:

  • If your test was ordered by your Primary Care Provider, they may call you with a negative or positive result within 4 days.

Please check with your surgeon and MyChartPLUS, prior to surgery for test results.

You’re feeling sick and concerned about symptoms

What you should do after your test:

  • If you test positive or have symptoms of a COVID infection, as much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • If you need to be around other people in or outside of the home, wear a facemask. Stay home from work, school, and away from other public places. If you must go out, avoid using any kind of public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.
  • If you must leave the house, wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
  • Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  • If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.
  • For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Get rest and stay hydrated.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding.
  • Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.
  • If you are confirmed to have COVID-19, you should remain on home isolation precautions until the risk of spread to others is thought to be low. The decision of when to stop this isolation should be made in consultation with your doctor.

How you will receive your results:

  • If you test positive, you will receive a call with your test results within 4 days.
  • If your test was ordered by your PCP, they may call you with a negative or positive result within 4 days
  • Negative results will be available within 4 days, electronically, via MyChartPLUS, Hartford HealthCare’s patient portal.

Your employer or community organization is offering testing

What you should do after your test:

  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels and bedding.

How you will receive your results:

  • If you are tested by Hartford Healthcare at your job or in a community center, and signed a consent to allow your results to be given to personnel affiliated with the work or community site, your results will be sent directly to the designated person within 4 days of the nasal swab being obtained. They will reach out to you with your results.
  • Negative results will be available within 7 days, electronically, via MyChartPLUS, Hartford HealthCare’s patient portal.

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