May 14th 2020
How and where is someone tested for COVID-19?
A referral from a physician or other medical provider is no longer required for CT residents to be tested for COVID-19 prior to visiting the test site. Individuals can seek testing at any of the locations listed below. Some testing locations do require an appointment be made in advance, so please be sure to review the details for each location. There is no cost to be tested for COVID-19. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act guarantees all Americans can receive free coronavirus testing. This includes those with private insurance, government insurance (Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid/HUSKY, CHIP, VA, FEHBP, and TRICARE), and even those with no insurance.
**Please note: The information about these testing facilities is verified every weekday. However, hours may vary based on the availability of testing supplies, weather events and other circumstances. Individuals are strongly encouraged to call ahead to the facility prior to arrival to ensure it is open.
Each testing sites vary regarding the following. Please call the specific site for clarification and details on these questions.
- if a doctors order is needed
- if a person is asymptomatic - presenting no symptoms of disease, can they be tested, and
- how will my results be relayed to me
Where can my doctor's office get testing kits? Per the Department of Public Health, kits are not distributed by them and have directed providers to work with the commercial lab they contract with to discuss testing.