COVID-19 is a severe respiratory syndrome and infectious disease. Its symptoms include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. However, not all people have symptoms when they have COVID-19.
The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy. A nasal swab, oral swab or saliva sample may be used.
All New Yorkers should get tested now, whether or not you have symptoms or are at increased risk.
If your first COVID test is negative, you should get tested again if you
Most results are returned in about 48 hours.
You do NOT need insurance to get a diagnostic test.
Your test results are confidential.
There are hundreds of convenient testing sites across the city. We also have mobile testing units visiting boroughs. To find a testing site near you, type your zip code into the below.