Testing Information for COVID-19

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 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 like severe shortness of breath, changes in mental status, severe dehydration, or other complications, dial 911.

If you need a test due to milder symptoms, get started with 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.


  • Mount Sinai Urgent Care
  • Primary Care: If you have Primary Care Provider, please schedule a telehealth appointment with them through MyChart or through here
  • 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 are a Mount Sinai Health System employee, please contact Employee Health Services if you have COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, or click here for asymptomatic testing options.

Beyond COVID-19 tests, which detect a current infection, Mount Sinai also provides a COVID-19 antibody test, which is blood work to determine if you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past.