Information About Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page for important facts to help you understand and navigate the process when you are eligible to receive a vaccine.

Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing

Updated February 19, 2021
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. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made 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 noon

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.

Test results are not provided by Stony Brook University Hospital. They can be obtained through BioReference at or by calling the New York State DOH Hotline at 888-364-3065.

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

Coronavirus Hotline

Updated January 8, 2021
For people who have questions about symptoms, testing, vaccines and more, 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 daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Callers will be evaluated and directed to the appropriate healthcare setting for assistance, as needed.

Coronavirus Patient Triage

Updated February 26, 2021
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.

Stony Brook Now Accepting Meal Donations for Hospital Staff

Updated December 10, 2020
Stony Brook University Hospital was so fortunate to have such overwhelming support from the community with food donations this past spring. As the number of COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Suffolk County, the hospital has reactivated its Meal Train to support its employees. This system makes donating food to the frontline workers and all medical staff safe, easy and efficient. Donors choose the date and time they want to have food delivered through a posted calendar. Donate via Meal Train.

Thank you to all the members of the community who are helping our medical professionals during this challenging time.

Revised Visitor Policy

Updated November 27, 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 approved 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 for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary) including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia
  • Patients in imminent end-of-life situations

Requests for support person visitation are only approved after a clinical assessment of the patient has determined that the visit is medically necessary.  We understand that this is a challenging situation and appreciate your understanding.


For all approved visitation:

  • Provide us with your name and telephone number at the Information Desk in the event contact tracing is required.
  • You are discouraged from coming into the hospital with any type of large bag (tote bag, backpacks, overnight bags, etc.).
  • Wear a face covering/mask that fully covers your nose and mouth. Masks will be provided by the hospital. If you do not wear a face covering/mask, you will be asked to leave.
  • You will undergo symptom and temperature checks via thermal scanning when entering the hospital (please remove hats). You will also be asked health screening questions. 
  • Remain in the patient’s room for your entire visit. You will not be permitted in other common areas, including the lobby, Starbucks, Panera, Jamba Juice or the cafeteria.
  • Practice good hand hygiene and wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting a patient’s room.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet throughout the visit.

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.


Thank you for your support in helping us to provide a safe and healing environment for everyone.

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 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.

Additional Resources

For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit: