Public Health

Where to get a Rapid COVID test in NYC? Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens

Khang T. Vuong, MHA24 Jan 2021

Quick Digest:

  • There are currently 2 types of COVID diagnostic tests: the PCR test and rapid (antigen) test
  • Clinics such as Speedy Sticks, CityMD, and ProHealth are offering rapid tests in New York City
  • Without insurance, a rapid test typically costs between $125 and $200 in New York City

Should I Get a PCR Test or a Rapid Test? 

PCR and rapid tests are both diagnostic tests, meaning they both detect active infections with COVID-19. 

In general, PCR tests are more accurate and less prone to false-negative results; however, it can take 5-7 days to get results from a PCR test. Learn more here.

If you can self-isolate for 5-7 days, you should get the PCR test for the most accurate results. If you need results immediately, you may want to get a rapid test. 

New York City Coronavirus Update

  • NYC has a total of 558,028 positive Covid cases.
  • Beginning Monday, December 14, all restaurants and bars must close indoor dining until further notice. Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery are still allowed.
  • 3-K, Pre-K, and elementary schools reopened on Monday, December 7th. Schools in orange COVID-19 zones reopened on Wednesday, December 9th.

Rapid COVID testing is available in New York City at these locations

The following clinics conduct rapid coronavirus testing in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. We outline the out-of-pocket cost and site information for some testing locations below. 

Each test has a different purpose and is appropriate depending on the situation, take a 1-minute quiz to find out which one is best for you. 

Rapid COVID Test Locations & Prices in Manhattan

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
Speedy Sticks$200100 West 88th St, New York, NY 10024
(347) 292-9570
GoHealth Urgent Care Center - W 69th$195199 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
(212) 721-4200
GoHealth Urgent Care Center - W 100th$1952628 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
(212) 897-1992
ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Yorkville~ $125 (may vary)1601 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
(646) 692-6272
Medical Offices of Manhattan$95 + fee to see providerSee website for 3 locations
(212) 398-1709

Rapid COVID Test Locations & Prices in Queens

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Howard Beach~ $180 (may vary)164-50 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, NY 11414
(718) 848-8412
51-30 Northern BoulevardInquire51-30 Northern Boulevard
Woodside, NY 11377
Beach 39thInquire39-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Queens, NY 11691
Kew Gardens Hills LibraryInquire72-33 Vleigh Pl
Queens, NY 11367
Queens Public Library at LeffertsInquire103-34 Lefferts Blvd
South Richmond Hill, NY 11419

Rapid COVID Test Locations & Prices in Staten Island 

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Great Kills$195125 Greaves Ln, Staten Island, NY 10308
(718) 502-8763
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Dongan Hills$1951700 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 502-8425
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Eltingville$1954316 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10312
(929) 282-4146
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - New Dorp$1952590 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 502-9879
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Bulls Head$1951445 Richmond Ave, Suite E, Staten Island, NY 10314
(929) 219-0622
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, VanderbiltInquire165 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10304
844-NYC-4NYC
CityMD Forest Avenue Urgent CareFree

812 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 571-9196

CityMD Richmond Urgent CareFree

2187 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

(646) 682-7364

Rapid COVID Test Locations & Prices in Brooklyn

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
ModernMD Urgent Care - Bedford Stuyvesant$1241248 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(646) 604-8130
Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care (Brooklyn)$100341 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(917) 310-3371
Centers Urgent Care$1351811 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 819-6780

Rapid COVID Test Locations & Prices in the Bronx 

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
Morris Park Urgent Care$1801049 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
(929) 777-9082
Edward GrantInquire1302 Edward L Grant Highway (Entrance on W 169th and Cromwell)
Bronx, NY 10452
St James Rec CenterInquire2530 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Co-op City Retail SpaceInquire105 Dreiser Loop
Bronx, NY 10475

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This article is not meant to replace the expert opinions of a medical provider pertaining to your health. If you are in need of immediate care, please consult with your insurance carrier, public health official, or call 911.
 

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