COVID-19 Testing

COVID-10 Drive-Up Testing

Hartford HealthCare has expanded its COVID-19 testing capabilities.

  • We offer drive-up testing centers at convenient locations throughout the state.

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

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

  • We offer mobile testing at areas around the state.

This service allows anyone to be tested safely, without leaving their vehicles.

Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic in other parts of the country, it may take up to 10 days to receive test results from the lab. Please plan accordingly for testing required for travel, camps or similar reasons.

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

  • Patients drive up to the testing site.
  • The test is performed or guided by a healthcare provider outfitted in protective clothing, including a gown, goggles, mask and gloves.
  • There are two types of tests. Both are effective in diagnosing COVID-19:
    * In one, a clinician uses a long swab to sample in the back of the patient’s nose.
    * In the other test, the patient (under supervision of the clinician) swabs in the inside of both nostrils.
  • The clinician collects the sample and it is sent for evaluation.
  • After testing, patients are given follow-up instructions and information about self-isolation.
  • Patients will receive their results through MyChart or by phone within 7-10 days.

For Patients.

You’re encouraged to have a doctor’s referral to obtain a test. This will expedite the process.

If you have symptoms and would like a test, please call your doctor’s office.

If you do not have a doctor, or need assistance, we are happy to help you. Call the Hartford HealthCare Community Care Center at 1.833.621.0600.

Drive-Up Locations

For Providers.

Place an order through Epic.

If you do NOT use Epic as your EHR, fill out our online intake form.

After the order is received, your patient will be contacted and scheduled for specimen acquisition at one of Hartford HealthCare’s drive-up testing locations. Those locations are listed below.

Intake Form
Drive-Up Testing Locations
 
  • BRIDGEPORT
    St. Vincent’s Medical Center

    2979 Main Street, Bridgeport
    (across from the campus)
    Testing Hours:
    Mo-Sa, 8am-4pm; Su, 8am-Noon
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

  • HARTFORD
    Hartford Hospital

    560 Hudson Street, Hartford
    (Education and Resource Center)
    Testing Hours:
    Daily, 8am-4pm
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

  • MERIDEN
    MidState Medical Center

    435 Lewis Avenue, Meriden
    (across from the campus)
    Testing Hours:
    Mo-Sa, 8am-4pm; Su, 8am-Noon
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

 
  • NEWINGTON
    Hartford HealthCare System Support Office
     
    181 Patricia M. Genova Drive, Newington
    (next to the Curtis Building)
    Testing Hours:
    Daily, 8am-4pm
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

  • NORWICH
    Backus Hospital

    326 Washington Street, Norwich
    (main parking lot)
    Testing Hours:
    Daily, 8am-Noon
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

  • TORRINGTON
    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

    540 Litchfield Street, Torrington
    (next to the outpatient entrance)
    Testing Hours:
    Mo-Sa, 7am-3pm; Su, CLOSED

  • Tropical Storm Isaias Update:
    Tuesday Aug 4, 7am-Noon
    Wednesday Aug 5, 9am-3pm
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

 
  • WESTPORT
    St. Vincent's Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital

    47 Long Lots Road, Westport
    Testing Hours:
    Daily, 8am-Noon
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:

  • WILLIMANTIC
    Windham Hospital
     
    132 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic
    (before hospital entrance off Mansfield Ave.)
    Testing Hours:
    Mo,-Fr, 8am-Noon, Sa.-Su. CLOSED
    Map/Directions >>
    Current Wait Time:


In-Center Testing Locations
 
Hartford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent Care

We also offer same-day, on-site evaluation and testing at our urgent care centers throughout Connecticut. Both diagnostic (swab) and antibody (blood) tests can be performed at all centers. A provider will evaluate and administer indicated tests during the same visit.

 

View our Hartford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent Care locations


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Questions about the coronavirus? Need Emotional Support?
 

Sometimes people need a bit of emotional support. You can get that assistance any time of day or night by calling 1.833.621.0600, Hartford HealthCare’s Community Care Center hotline. Experts from our Behavioral Health Network are available to help with managing feelings and emotions, mental health concerns, substance use issues, and any medical issues and concerns about COVID-19. They may also help schedule follow up appointments, if needed.

Learn more at hhcbehavioralhealth.org/support


Not feeling well? Schedule a Virtual Visit
 

Virtual Health, also known as telehealth or telemedicine, is a convenient option for many patients and a variety of conditions. Hartford HealthCare is committed to keeping our patients and providers connected now and in the future.

Learn more at hartfordhealthcare.org/virtualhealth

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