What to do if you think you have COVID-19 (COVID-19 Testing)
Yale New Haven Health is currently providing diagnostic testing for patients who may have COVID-19. Outdoor COVID-19 Specimen Collection Stations are operating at Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital with approval from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Because COVID-19 testing is not appropriate for every patient with respiratory symptoms, you must have an order from a healthcare provider to receive a test.
To be tested, you must complete the following steps:
- Call your doctor immediately if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Your doctor will determine whether this type of diagnostic testing is necessary.
- If your doctor determines that you should be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (the agent of COVID-19), s/he must complete the proper documentation:
- Once your doctor has submitted the lab order, you will receive a call from YNHHS central scheduling staff who will provide you with an appointment date and time and the location of the Specimen Collection Station where you will have your test. Please arrive only at the location and time you were given. Proceed as directed by signs and hospital staff.
For any concerns and questions, please call the YNHHS COVID-19 Call Center at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644).
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19.