Information About Coronavirus

Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing

Updated May 26, 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 are 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 8 am to 1 pm on Sunday.

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.

Please note: 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.

Outpatient Services: Stony Brook Is Here for You

Our physicians, nurses and care team are available both in person and via telehealth, depending on your healthcare needs.

Stony Brook Medicine physician offices remain open to see patients with chronic ailments, new health concerns, pre- and postnatal care, newborn pediatrics and minor injuries. If you have a chronic illness, such as arthritis, heart disease or cancer, it is important to continue to seek care from your physician.

To help keep you safe, these precautions are being taken at our outpatient locations:

  • When arriving, patients are asked to call from their cell phone to check in. Staff will then let you know when to enter the building.
  • All employees and patients must wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout our facilities.
  • Cleaning frequency has been increased.
  • Separate facilities are designated for patients who are confirmed with or suspected of having COVID-19.

For more information about your individual needs, please reach out directly to your doctor’s office or call (631) 444-4000.

Physician Appointments via Telemedicine

Updated April 15, 2020

Stony Brook Medicine is offering Telehealth visits, which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home. To see if your needs can be met virtually, please call your physician’s office.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit

Learn more about Stony Brook Medicine’s telehealth efforts through Stony Brook’s “Beyond the Expected” podcast on “The Coronavirus Effect: Telehealth Response.”

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 May 28, 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.

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.

Become a Volunteer

Now, more than ever, we are looking for volunteers who want to help in the fight against the coronavirus and provide much needed community support. Please visit to learn more on how you can use your talents and resources to help.

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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