Testing and Treatment Information

There are many reasons to get tested for the coronavirus. You may be experiencing one of the many COVID-19 symptoms, ranging from cough and fever to diarrhea and loss of smell or taste. Or you may feel fine but you’ve been in contact with someone who has a possible or confirmed case. You may also need a COVID-19 test to comply with one of the many regulations now in place, such as work policies and travel advisories.

The Mount Sinai Health System is here to help with convenient testing options.

How to Get a COVID-19 Test

If you have life-threatening symptoms such as severe shortness of breath, changes in mental status, severe dehydration, or other complications, dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

If you need a test due to milder symptoms, choose one of  these in-person or online options:

In person:

  • Mount Sinai Urgent Care: For in-person COVID-19 testing, our locations throughout New York City accept both walk-in and scheduled appointments 365 days a year. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. It is especially important to wear a face mask on the way to your appointment to help prevent the spread of the virus.


  • Mount Sinai Urgent Care
  • Primary Care: If you have Primary Care Provider, please schedule a telehealth appointment with them through MyChart, through here or through MyMountSinai.
  • Mount Sinai's Express Online Consult Click4Care: If you want advice on testing, use this “smart” form, which asks you questions, adapts to your responses, then sends your information to our doctors. A Mount Sinai provider will contact you in an hour or less with advice and next steps.

If you have no symptoms but need a test, please contact your Primary Care Provider or find a New York State test site near you.

If you think you may have COVID-19, you can access our video and online care services through Mount Sinai Now Virtual Care. If your symptoms include fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or if you have had close contact with a confirmed or potential person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, this is a safe and fast way to get the care you need. We are taking extra precautions to make sure our facilities are as safe as possible, and this will allow us to direct you to the most appropriate location for your care.

New York State has greatly expanded COVID-19 testing capacity. Testing is now available to all New Yorkers statewide.

COVID-19 Help
If you or a loved one has questions about COVID-19 symptoms, testing or treatment, you can text 4-SINAI (474624) from any mobile device to receive answers.

For any questions after receiving negative COVID-19 test results, you can call 646-605-5959 for further guidance.

Remote Monitoring for COVID-19

Precision Recovery is a new app developed by Mount Sinai. It is used to monitor people who have symptoms of COVID-19. It allows physicians to remotely monitor the patient’s symptoms and adjust care as needed. A doctor can provide a video or phone consultation, or send a patient to the hospital if symptoms worsen. If you would like to enroll as patient, text your name and “Precision Recovery” to (332) 213-9130.

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