Information About Coronavirus

Revised Visitor Policy

Updated November 25, 2020

We have revised our visitation policies for the health and safety of our community, patients and families. Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, all visitation is suspended except for patient support persons or family members and/or legal representatives of patients in imminent end-of-life situations.

Hospitals are required to permit a patient support person at the patient bedside for:

  • Patients in Labor & Delivery
  • Pediatric patients
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Patients with cognitive impairments including dementia
 We understand that this is a challenging situation and appreciate your understanding.

Please use the patient’s bedside phone, cell phone, Face Time, Skype, Zoom or other means of communication to help you connect to your loved one during this time. If you have questions, please contact the Department of Patient Advocacy at (631) 444-2880.

Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing

Updated November 25, 2020

New York State has partnered with Stony Brook University to provide drive-through testing for the coronavirus at Stony Brook University’s South P Lot off Stony Brook Road. Residents must make appointments in advance by phone at 888-364-3065 or online at

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm
Sunday, 8 am to 3 pm

Please note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the hours of operation on Thursday, Nov. 26, will be from 8 am to 1 pm.

Anyone who believes they’re at risk should call the Department of Health Hotline, 888-364-3065, and talk to experts to determine if and how they should be tested.

Walk-ins are not accepted and will not be seen.

All test results will be provided by the Department of Health. Call the DOH Hotline at 888-364-3065.

Click here for a map and directions to the testing site.

Post-COVID Clinic

Updated November 8, 2020

To deliver ongoing care and follow-up for adult patients who were infected with COVID-19, Stony Brook Medicine has established a Post-COVID Clinic offering multidisciplinary care provided by a team of specialists experienced in treating patients with COVID-19. Learn more.

Coronavirus Patient Triage

Updated May 11, 2020

If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you require evaluation by a medical professional or have been advised by your doctor to seek urgent medical care, please go directly to Stony Brook University Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Coronavirus Hotline

Updated November 25, 2020

For people who have concerns about symptoms, Stony Brook Medicine’s coronavirus phone line is here as a resource for you:

Coronavirus Hotline
(631) 638-1320

Staffed by registered nurses, the hotline is available Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Callers will be evaluated and directed to the appropriate healthcare setting for assistance, as needed.

Please note: The hotline will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. Please consider using our Coronavirus Symptom Checker or calling the Department of Health Hotline (888-364-3065) during this time.

Coronavirus Symptom Checker

Updated April 23, 2020

You can also evaluate your symptoms using our Coronavirus Symptom Checker in both English and Spanish. This online tool, developed by Stony Brook Medicine healthcare professionals, asks you a series of simple questions related to your symptoms and will direct you to the best resource for your healthcare needs.

Before Entering the Hospital: Wear a Face Mask

For the health and safety of everyone at Stony Brook University Hospital, masks must be worn at all times when you are inside the hospital. Before entering the hospital, please be sure that the mask is fully covering your nose and mouth. If you do not have your own mask or face covering, one will be provided to you in our Visitor Screening Room, which is located just past the main entrance to the hospital.

Coronavirus Research at Stony Brook

Stony Brook Medicine is leading and participating in a number of research studies to identify new ways to treat patients with coronavirus. Learn more.

Updated April 6, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 patients continuing to increase, the Della Pietra Family’s $500,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge for critical supplies and treatments has been extended by the Clarkson and Heintzelman Family to $750,000. Support the Coronavirus Crisis Challenge.


Additional Resources

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