With COVID still being prevalent in the world and rates increasing in NYC recently due to new subvariants, you may be looking to get tested more regularly again — and having a supply of COVID self-tests makes that much easier.
The good news is various pools and recreation centers in every borough are distributing free COVID test kits, along with new Test-to-Treat mobile units that will conduct free tests in person & provide you with antiviral pills on the spot if needed/eligible.
You can see some locations for free rapid kits below, and the full list at NYC.gov/COVIDTEST.
- Marcus Garvey Pool
- Chelsea Recreation Center
- John Jay Pool
- Van Cortlandt Pool
- Hunts Point Recreation Center
- Crotona Pool
- Red Hook Recreation Center
- Bushwick Pool
- Sunset Recreation Center
- Astoria Pool
- Fort Trotten Pool
- Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
- Ocean Breeze Recreation Center
- West Brighton Pool
- Lyons Recreation Center
The pick-up times vary, so be sure to keep that in mind when looking.
You can also view updated lists regarding where to pick up at-home tests at NYC Gov’s website, in addition to NYC’s testing locations.
For N95 masks, you can view the city’s mask locator to find free high-quality masks at pharmacies near you.