A drive-through testing site for the coronavirus has been set up at Stony Brook University. You must have an appointment to be tested. Call the New York State Cironavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 for screening to be given an appointment. A testing station is also set up at Jones Beach, with the same requirements for an appointment.
Northwell Health said the “current priority for testing is for hospitalized patients who are at high-risk for infection or require more immediate medical attention. We are also testing patients who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and were in contact with an infected individual. All others who are concerned about exposure but are not experiencing or have mild symptoms are advised to recuperate at home.”
If you’re feeling sick, Northwell says, stay home, isolate yourself and monitor your health for a period of 14 days. If you are experiencing fever or shortness of breath, call ahead to speak with your primary care physician or staff at an urgent care center. You may also contact Northwell’s call center at 1-888-4UR-CARE.