Public Health

Where To Get a Free Rapid COVID-19 Test in New York City?

Khang T. Vuong, MHA15 Oct 2021

Two types of COVID-19 diagnostic testing are available, the molecular test (PCR test), and the rapid test, also known as antigen testing. In New York City, clinics such as ProHealth CityMD, and GoHealth - offer rapid testing for results within an hour. Without insurance, these tests cost between $40 - $250 but are available for free in some locations.

When To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in NYC

PCR and rapid tests are both diagnostic tests, meaning they both detect active infections of COVID-19. Generally, PCR tests are more accurate and less prone to false-negative results; however, it may take 5-7 days to receive your results from a PCR test. Learn more here

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

The following clinics conduct rapid coronavirus testing in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. For more information on the out-of-pocket costs and site information for some of the testing locations, located here.

Free Rapid COVID-19 Test Locations in NYC

There are free rapid COVID-19 testing locations throughout Staten Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. You can see the full list here. Please call the testing site before going.

Testing SiteSite Information
Sorrentino Rec Center

18-48 Cornaga Avenue

Queens, NY 11691

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Time Square Testing Site

Times Square

New York, NY 10036

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

St James Rec Center

2530 Jerome Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Co-op City Retail Space

105 Dreiser Loop

Bronx, NY 10475

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

4002 Fort Hamilton

4002 Fort Hamilton Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11218

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bay Ridge 5th Ave

8511 & 8515 5th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bensonhurst 14th Ave

6315 14th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11219

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Starrett City

1279 Pennsylvania Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11239

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m – 7 p.m.

51-30 Northern Boulevard

Woodside, NY 11377

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

LaGuardia Airport

Parking lot at 236 Clinton Street

Queens, NY 11371

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m

Greenbelt Recreation Center

501 Brielle Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Staten Island Ferry Terminal

1 Bay St, Retail Space 103 (Level 1 of the Ferry Terminal, next to the North Shore Esplanade exit)

Staten Island, NY 10301

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

John F. Kennedy Airport

Located next to the Terminal 5 Airtrain Station

Jamaica, NY 11430

Monday – Sunday, 9am-7pm

Source: NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC.gov

Rapid COVID-19 Test Locations & Prices in Manhattan

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
Speedy Sticks$100 

100 West 88th St

 New York, NY 10024

(347) 292-9570

GoHealth Urgent Care Center - W 69th$195

199 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

(212) 721-4200

GoHealth Urgent Care Center - W 100th$195

2628 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(212) 897-1992

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Yorkville$180

1601 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

(646) 692-6272

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Gramercy Park$180

291 3rd Ave.

New York, NY 10128

(646) 609-3403

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Stuyvesant$180

348 E. 23rd St.

New York, NY 10010

(646) 449-9911

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Medical Offices of Manhattan$125 + fee to see provider

See website for 3 locations

(212) 398-1709


 

Time Square Testing SiteFree

701 Seventh Avenue (between W 47th and W 48th Street) aka 20 Times Square

New York, NY 10036

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

New Amsterdam Drug Mart$65 

698 Amsterdam Ave, 

New York, NY 10025

Mon-Fri: 9a.m.-6p.m., Sat 9a.m.-3p.m,  Sun: Closed

(212) 865-9700

CityMD Urgent Care - West 88thPrices may vary

2398 Broadway, 

New York, NY 10024

(212) 721-2111

Upper West Side, CVS - NY Forward Rapid Test Partner$100 

2182 Broadway

New York, NY 10024

LabQ Diagnostics West SidePrices may vary

Broadway & West 71 Street

Get Mira - Healthcare you can afford.

Get doctor visits, lab tests, prescription, and more. Affordable copays. Available 35+ states.

New York, NY 10023

(888) LABQ-247

CityMD Urgent Care - West 69thPrices may vary

2025 Broadway, 

New York, NY 10023

(212) 390-8812

ClearMD$40

2007 Broadway Ave

New York, NY 10023

(844) 632-5327

Expedited CareInquire

80 Riverside Blvd, Ground Floor Unit Cf2

New York, NY, 10069

(212) 707-8234

Formation Health$195

110 E 40th St. Unit 704

New York, NY 10016

Source: NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC.gov, SolvHealth

Rapid COVID-19 Test Locations & Prices in Queens

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Howard Beach$180 

164-50 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, NY 11414

(718) 848-8412

51-30 Northern BoulevardFree

51-30 Northern Boulevard

Woodside, NY 11377

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

John F. Kennedy AirportFree

Located next to the Terminal 5 Airtrain Station

Jamaica, NY 11430

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

LaGuardia AiportFree

Terminal B Parking Garage, Level 1

Queens, NY 11371

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sorrentino Rec CenterFree

18-48 Cornaga Avenue

Queens, NY 11691

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

AFC Urgent Care - Howard Beach$160 

135-25 79th St, 

Queens, NY 11414

(718) 925-3475

Source: NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC.gov, SolvHealth

Rapid COVID-19 Test Locations & Prices in Staten Island

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Great Kills$195

125 Greaves Ln, Staten Island, NY 10308

(718) 502-8763

Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Dongan Hills$195

1700 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

(718) 502-8425

Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Eltingville$195

4316 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10312

(929) 282-4146

Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - New Dorp$195

2590 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306

(718) 502-9879

Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care Center - Bulls Head$195

1445 Richmond Ave, Suite E, Staten Island, NY 10314

(929) 219-0622

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, VanderbiltInquire

165 Vanderbilt Avenue

Staten Island, New York 10304

844-NYC-4NYC

City MD Forest Avenue Urgent CarePrices may vary

812 Forest Ave, 

Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 571-9196

CityMD Richmond Urgent CarePrices may vary

2187 Richmond Ave

State Island, NY 10314

(646) 682-7364

Greenbelt Recreation CenterFree

501 Brielle Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Staten Island Ferry TerminalFree

1 Bay St, Retail Space 103 (Level 1 of the Ferry Terminal, next to the North Shore Esplanade exit)

Staten Island, NY 10301

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Chai Urgent Care - Free COVID Testing SiteFree

4885 Arthur Kill Rd, 

Staten Island, NY 10309

(718) 865-2424

Chai Urgent CareFree

1975 Hylan Blvd, 

Staten Island, NY 10306

(646) 248-7761

Source: NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC.gov, SolvHealth

Rapid COVID-19 Test Locations & Prices in Brooklyn

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
ModernMD Urgent Care - Bedford Stuyvesant$124

1248 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

(646) 604-8130

Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care (Brooklyn)$245

341 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11216

(917) 310-3371

Centers Urgent CareFree

1811 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

(718) 819-6780

4002 Fort HamiltonFree

4002 Fort Hamilton

Brooklyn, NY 11218

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bay Ridge 5th AveFree

8511 & 8515 5th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bensonhurst 14th AveFree

6315 14th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11219

Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 7 p.m

Midwood Pre-KFree

1223 Coney Island Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Healthcare for 80% less

Get affordable copays. Plans start at $25/month.

(844) NYC-4NYC

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Starrett CityFree

1279 Pennsylvania Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11239

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m – 7 p.m.

Chai Urgent Care, South WilliamsburgFree

420 Kent Ave,  Brooklyn, NY 11249

Monday - Sunday 8am - 8pm

Friday 8am - 6pm

Chai Urgent Care Free

3808 14th Ave, 

Brooklyn, NY 11218

(718) 972-2424

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Bensonhurst$180

6906 18th Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11204

(718) 621-5933

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Carroll Gardens$180

330 Court St.

Brooklyn, NY 11231

(718) 625-1600

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Fort Hamilton$180

100-33 4th Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11209

(347) 909-7044

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Marine Park$180

4108 Ave. U

Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 252-2581

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Sheepshead Bay$180

3448 Nostrand Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11229

(347) 756-3410

Source: NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC.gov, SolvHealth

Rapid COVID-19 Test Locations & Prices in the Bronx

Testing SiteRapid Test CostSite Information
ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Morris Park$180

1049 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461

(929) 777-9082

Edward GrantInquire

1302 Edward L Grant Highway (Entrance on W 169th and Cromwell)

Bronx, NY 10452

St James Rec CenterFree

2530 Jerome Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Co-op City Retail SpaceFree

105 Dreiser Loop

Bronx, NY 10475

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care$245

2063A Bartow Ave, 

Bronx, NY 10475

(917) 310-3371


 

Source: NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC.gov, SolvHealth

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.

Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites in NYC

  • Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.
  • Mobile testing sites are currently only testing people 4 years and older unless otherwise noted.

First Spanish United Methodist Church
(Rapid antigen testing available)
Corner of 111th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Dates: September 25
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Gotham Health - Sydenham
(Self test site)
264 W. 118th Street,
New York, NY 10026
Dates: September 22 - 24
Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (Petioni)
(Self test site)
203 W. 146th Street
New York, NY 10039
Dates: September 22
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

LSA Family Health Service
(Rapid antigen testing available)
Corner of 115th Street & 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Dates: September 20 - 24
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Marcus Garvey Park
(Rapid antigen testing available)
E. 120th Street & Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Dates: September 20 - 26
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Masaryk Towers
(Rapid antigen testing available)
75 Columbia Street
New York, NY 10002
Dates: September 20 - 26
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

NYCHA/Manhattanville
(Rapid antigen testing available)
549 W. 126th Street (parking lot)
New York, NY 10027
Dates: September 20 - 26
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Playground 123 (St. Luke Baptist Church Community Outreach Day)
(Self test site)
402–416 W 123rd Street
New York, NY 10027
Dates: September 25
Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Quisqueya Playground
(Rapid antigen testing available)
2405 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10033
Dates: September 20 - 26
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.

Resource Fair on the High Line
(Rapid antigen testing available)
W. 14th Street & 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Dates: September 23
Thursday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Testing site is currently only testing people 4 years and older.