COVID-19 Testing

Hartford HealthCare's COVID-19 testing capabilities:

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Drive-Up PCR Testing Locations
 

In observance of Memorial Day, all drive-up PCR testing locations will be CLOSED Monday, May 30.

  • Testing from 8-9am at every Hartford HealthCare community clinic will be reserved for first responders. Law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and public works personnel simply need to show their ID at any of Hartford HealthCare’s community testing locations to receive the coronavirus PCR test.

  • BRIDGEPORT
    St. Vincent's Medical Center

    2979 Main Street
    Testing entrance is located on Fairview Ave., behind the 2979 Main Street building
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600 or:
    Schedule an appointment

  • HARTFORD
    Market Street

    300 Market Street
    Testing site is in the parking lot behind Goodyear - turn into the Citgo at 380 Market Street
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Thu, Fri: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600 or:
    Schedule an appointment

  • MERIDEN
    MidState Medical Center

    435 Lewis Ave.
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600 or: 
    Schedule an appointment

  • NEWINGTON
    HHC System Support Office

    181 Patricia M. Genova Dr.
    (Curtis Professional Building)
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600 or:
    Schedule an appointment

  • NEW BRITAIN
    Hospital of Central Connecticut

    61 Hart Street
    Asymptomatic patients
    Enter the building for testing
    Symptomatic patients
    Stay in your car upon arrival and call 860.224.5587 for further instructions
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600 or:
    Schedule an appointment

  • NORWICH
    HHC System Support Office

    11 Stott Ave.
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600, or:
    Schedule an appointment

  • TORRINGTON
    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

    540 Litchfield Street
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Mon, Tue, Thu: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600, or:
    Schedule an appointment

  • WILLIMANTIC
    Windham Hospital

    132 Mansfield Avenue
    Map/Directions >>
    Testing Hours:
    Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am-4pm
    APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDED
    but walk-ins will be accepted. Call 860.972.8100 / 833.621.0600, or:
    Schedule an appointment

 
 

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, as well as COVID-19 rapid testing at select centers. Save your spot online or schedule a virtual visit to get started.

We offer walk-in 1-hr COVID-19 PCR testing at St. Vincent's Urgent Care Walk-In Centers in Fairfield, Monroe, Shelton, Trumbull, and Stratford.

We also offer COVID-19 PCR testing at MediQuick Urgent Care Centers in Meriden, and the Walk-In Care center in Willimantic.

 

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.

Locate

 

Cost-free State-Supported COVID Testing Sites
 

For a list of State of Connecticut supported COVID testing sites, follow the link below (these sites are not staffed or operated by Hartford HealthCare).

 

State-Supported COVID Testing Sites

 

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 24 hours. 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.

 

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, patients will receive their results through MyChart within 24 hours.

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:

  • Patients will receive their results through MyChartPLUS within 24 hours.

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 24 hours of the nasal swab being obtained. They will reach out to you with your results.
  • Negative results will be available within 24 hours, electronically, via MyChartPLUS, Hartford HealthCare’s patient portal.