When to Get Tested for COVID-19
There are many situations when you might want to get tested for COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should get tested at one of our convenient centers. Common symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Vomiting & Diarrhea
Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure to a COVID-positive person. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, if you are not vaccinated, you should consider getting tested any time you have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19.
There are other situations that might require a test. These include:
- Returning to work
- Travel, especially international
- School or camp requirements
COVID-19 Testing for Travel
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, getting tested for COVID-19 before you head off can be simple. Depending on your destination, a negative COVID-19 test result (within 72 hours of your travels) may be required to avoid any complications or quarantines. We want you to have peace of mind on your next trip.
Whether you need a PCR test or are looking for same-day COVID-19 testing results near you, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care offers convenient evaluation options to fit your schedule, with extended hours 7 days a week.
Learn more about Travel Testing.
Virtual COVID-19 Evaluation in New York
If you prefer, you can schedule a Virtual Visit with one of our providers in New York to begin your evaluation and determine if you need a COVID test. After a Virtual Visit evaluation, you will be scheduled for a visit at a specific Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in the New York City area. If a rapid molecular COVID-19 test is done, in 15-50 minutes of being tested, you will know if you are negative and will be given direction as to the recommended next steps in care.Schedule Virtual Evaluation