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COVID-19 Testing

Because the coronavirus is so new, testing for the virus is rapidly evolving as doctors and researchers learn more about the disease. In general, COVID-19 tests available at various hospitals including our Specimen Collection Station, outpatient facilities and retail locations include:

Effective Tuesday, May 19, Bristol Health will be changing the hours of its COVID-19 Specimen Collection Station which is adjacent to the Queen Street entrance of Bristol Hospital. Click here for new hours.

Currently, our turnaround time for results is:
PCR (swab) Test: 24-48 hours
Antibody Test: 3-5 days

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Specimen Collection Station

To facilitate testing for COVID-19, Bristol Health is operating a Coronavirus Specimen Collection site on the campus of Bristol Hospital. The site location is set up in the parking lot adjacent to 145 Queen St.

Bristol Hospital Campus
145 Queen St.
Bristol, CT 06010


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  1. Coronavirus Specimen Collection

    145 Queen St

    Bristol, CT 06010


Effective May 19:
Monday – Thursday
• 7:30 – 9:30 am: Specimen collection for Bristol Health pre-op patients and health care workers only
• 10 am – 3 pm: Specimen collection station open to the general public

• 7:30 am – 3 pm: Specimen collection station open to the general public

• 7:30 – 10:30 am: Specimen collection station open to the general public
• 10:30 am – noon: Specimen collection for Bristol Health pre-op patients only

Who Can Be Tested

Please contact your primary care provider if you feel ill or are experiencing flu-like symptoms. You must have a lab work order from your provider to get swabbed at our Specimen Collection stations.

What You Need to Bring to Get Tested

  • Valid photo ID
  • Your lab order obtained from your provider
  • Your insurance card

The Specimen Collection Process

This is a specimen collection facility. Once you are swabbed, your specimen will be sent to a reference lab. You will need to obtain the results from your provider. While at the specimen collection site, you must:

  • Remain in your vehicle at all times with the windows up unless instructed otherwise
  • Follow the specific instructions of the screener

Coronavirus Specimen Collection: Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the hours of the Coronavirus Specimen Collection stations?
Do I need to/can I make an appointment?
Do I need to be a Bristol Health/Bristol Hospital patient to be tested?
What happens if I drive up but I do not have or can not find my paperwork?
Can I come if I feel sick?
Can more than one person in the same vehicle be tested at the same time?
What happens when I get to the Specimen Collection facility?
When will I get my results?
Is there a cost for the test?
What if I do not have insurance? Can I still get tested?
How do I obtain my results?
Where can I get tested if the facility is closed?
Where can I learn more about the coronavirus?

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