COVID-19 Testing In The Bronx

Published on April 06, 2020, 6:16 pm
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Drive-through sampling sites are a critical part of the Governor’s nation-leading program to test for COVID-19. These facilities reduce density and the potential for spread by keeping people who are sick or at risk of having contracted coronavirus out of healthcare facilities where they could infect other people.

The drive-through sites are prioritizing sampling for symptomatic individuals that are part of the highest risk population, those who have been in close contact with a positive case, and, as necessary, health care workers, nursing home employees and first responders on the front lines.

Testing is by appointment only. Bronx residents who believe they have been in close contact with a case and have symptoms, and would like to be tested can be assessed by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 888-364-3065.

Locations in the Bronx:

  • Bay Plaza Mall
  • Lehman College Parking Lot
  • Bronx Zoo Parking Lot

Sites are subject to be changed or new locations may be coming in the near future.

If you have severe symptoms please call 844-NYC-4NYC (692-4692) and you will be directed to one of the following walk-in locations which is by appointment ONLY:

  • Jacobi Hospital
  • Lincoln Hospital
  • BronxCare formerly Bronx Lebanon
  • North Central Bronx
  • Montefiore locations: Moses Campus & Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Wakefield and any other admitting facility.

Text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates or text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.

If you are sick, stay home at all times. If you do not feel better in three to four days, consult your health care provider. Call, text, use telemedicine or use your patient portal to contact your physician.

Do not go to the emergency department or other places to seek health care if you are not severely ill. Stay home and keep health care access available for others with more severe illness.

Continue to socially distance yourself, stay healthy and be safe!

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COVID-19 Testing In The Bronx
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