Information About Coronavirus

Revised Visitor Policy

Updated July 14, 2020

We have revised our visitor policy to allow for limited visitation based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health. Learn more about the guidelines.

Please note that we are currently restricting visitors who have been to one of the states on the New York State travel advisory list issued by the NYS Department of Health. Anyone who has traveled to a restricted state within 14 days is not permitted to visit the hospital at this time. View the current list of restricted states.

Thank you for your support in helping us to provide a safe and healing environment for our patients, staff and visitors.

Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing

Updated September 8, 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, Closed

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.

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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