Yale New Haven Health has multiple COVID-19 public testing sites to accommodate adults and children who may have symptoms (symptomatic), those without symptoms (asymptomatic), and also those scheduled for procedures at our locations. Drive-through, walk-up and mobile testing centers are located throughout Connecticut, with an additional site in Westerly, Rhode Island.
All COVID-19 tests at Yale New Haven Health are PCR tests, which detect genetic material in the virus. These tests are considered to be the highest quality tests because of their superior accuracy in detecting COVID-19, even in people who are asymptomatic.
Our testing sites offer:
- Reliable PCR tests
- Same day, and next day appointments
- Results typically available in 1-2 days
- Convenient self-scheduling
- Many sites are open seven days a week
I believe I have symptoms (symptomatic) of COVID-19:
If you have symptoms and would like a test, we recommend calling your doctor’s office or the Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 Call Center at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644). They will give you instructions for testing and provide you with a referral to obtain a test at one of our testing locations.
I have no symptoms (asymptomatic) of COVID-19:
If you have no symptoms and would like a test, schedule a test online at one of our select locations.
*If you have health insurance we recommend contacting your insurance carrier to ensure asymptomatic tests are covered under your policy.
Have questions? Call the Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 call center at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644).
If you need a test for a medical procedure at Yale-New Haven Health System, you will be contacted to schedule that test within three days of your procedure. Please do not use the self-schedule website to schedule your test. If you are being tested for a medical procedure and have questions about the test process or would like to schedule your test, please contact the YNHHS COVID Hotline Call Center for assistance at (833)- ASK-YNHH or (833)-275-9644 7 days per week 7am-7pm for assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is important to continue to be tested if you are experiencing symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, even after vaccination. Please do not attribute your symptoms to allergies or a cold simply because you have been vaccinated. There continues to be transmission of COVID-19 by people who do not have symptoms or who do not know they are infected. Timely and frequent testing will help identify and prevent the unintentional spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities.
There are younger populations (ie, less than 16 years old) that are not yet eligible for vaccination, and some people are still not able to access vaccines. Continuing to be tested for Covid-19 helps the entire population by detecting variants and preventing transmission to individuals who have not been able to be vaccinated. It is also critically important to continue testing for the health of our families, friends and communities as the state of CT continues to open up our schools and businesses.
If you have an appointment, it will typically take less than 10 minutes for you to complete your registration and be tested.
Yes, we perform COVID-19 tested on all ages from 0 and up.
All tests will be billed through the individual’s medical insurance. According to our guidelines at this time, patients will not receive a bill for testing, even if you do not have medical insurance.
All results will be available via YNHHS MyChart and to the ordering provider.
If you scheduled your test through our self-scheduling website, you will receive a call from the YNHHS COVID-19 Call Center if you have a positive result. Negative results only will be available through MyChart.
Most results are available in your MyChart account and to the ordering provider within 24-48 hours.
It’s important to call your primary care provider. If you do not have one, please contact the YNHHS COVID Hotline Call Center at (833)- ASK-YNHH or (833)-275-9644 7 days per week 7am-7pm.
Questions about the COVID-19 virus?