Information About Coronavirus

COVID Vaccine Hotline: (631) 638-1320
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.

Revised Visitor Policy

Updated June 14, 2021

Effective Tuesday, June 15, we are expanding our in-person visitation process based on guidelines from the New York State Department of Health. The new guidelines allow general visitation between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm. Patients may have a total of two visitors per day during this time.

Additionally, one visitor per patient is allowed in the Emergency Department, and one visitor may accompany a patient to surgical and procedural areas.

Support persons are still allowed at a patient’s 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

All visitors must adhere to screening, hand washing and infection control guidelines. A mask must be worn at all times, including in the patient’s room, and no eating or drinking is permitted in patient’s room. However, visitors are welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria, Panera, Starbucks, the Gift Shop and Jamba Juice and are allowed to eat in the cafeteria.

Click here for details on the full visitation policy.

Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing

Updated June 4, 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 5 pm
Saturday, 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.

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.

COVID Vaccine Hotline

Updated May 24, 2021
For people who have questions about vaccine site locations, missed appointments, appointment availability, vaccine eligibility, proof of vaccines and more, Stony Brook Medicine’s COVID Vaccine Hotline is here as a resource for you:

COVID Vaccine Hotline
(631) 638-1320

The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Major Milestone: Stony Brook COVID Vaccination Site Hits 200,000; SBM Hits 350,000 Overall

In the race to get Long Island vaccinated against COVID-19, Stony Brook University hit a major vaccine milestone, celebrating its 200,000th shot on May 6 at the state-run mass vaccination site located in the University’s Research and Development (R&D) Park. In total, Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) has administered 350,000 vaccines at PODs all across Long Island. Read more.

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.

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.

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, answers to frequently asked questions and more, visit: