Stamford Opens Westhill Testing Site & COVID-19 Testing Hotline

Mayor David Martin today announced an additional drive-through testing site at Westhill High School and a dedicated COVID-19 Testing Hotline providing residents a single point of contact for information about available testing in the Stamford area.

The Westhill testing site is operated by the City of Stamford’s Department of Health, in collaboration with Stamford Health. This testing site will begin operations Tuesday, March 31st, and will provide testing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents who want an appointment to get tested in Stamford — including those without health insurance or a primary care physician — can call the City’s dedicated COVID-19 Testing Hotline at 1.833.508.TEST (8378). This hotline is operated seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Our main goal continues to be reducing risk of infection through social distancing, but it is vital we ramp up testing availability and access,” said Mayor David Martin. “Stamford’s dedicated COVID-19 Testing Hotline will help residents navigate testing site availability as we continue to add more sites and more healthcare partners addressing this public health emergency.”

The City of Stamford’s COVID-19 Testing Hotline is not a replacement for the State of Connecticut’s 211 services. Connecticut residents can visit https://www.211ct.org or dial 211 for information on testing sites in the state, as well as local services including utility assistance, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more. The City’s COVID-19 Testing Hotline is exclusively for information about testing sites in the Stamford area.

There is a reported shortage of testing kits and medical supplies across the country. Residents should note each testing site is limited by its access to testing kits and medical supplies. Due to this nationwide shortage, testing sites prioritize individuals showing COVID-19 symptoms, first responders, and medical workers.

The City of Stamford refers individuals to four testing sites. Each requires an appointment:

  • Westhill High School: Operated by City of Stamford’s Department of Health.
    • Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stamford Hospital, Bennett Medical Center Campus: Operated by Stamford Health.
    • Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cummings Park: Operated by Murphy Medical Associates.
    • Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 2001 West Main Street: Operated by DOCS Urgent Care.
    • Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mayor Martin believes Stamford’s peak testing demand may reach approximately 10,000 per week. The City is actively pursuing more testing capacity to reach this goal as more testing “kits” become available from testing suppliers.

Testing for COVID-19 requires a referral/prescription from a primary care physician. Residents who do not have primary care physician or do not have health insurance can visit the City of Stamford’s dedicated webpage on COVID-19 for recommended health care providers and contact information.