This pandemic has not been easy on anyone, especially those who have lost loved ones or fallen ill. Staying healthy is an ever changing landscape, requiring near constant adaptation in our personal and professional lives. In order to provide you the specialized support we offer, we must also take into account the needs of our other clients, our staff and our business. We are committed to continuously monitoring the changing framework of regulations and concerns around COVID-19, being transparent and of service to our clients as best we can. Complimentary phone consultations are always available for anyone having additional questions or concerns prior to scheduling. Please reach out via [email protected].
HAVEN's COVID-19 Protocols + Procedures
Updated 1/17/21: Our low-traffic office is one-on-one with your practitioner and well ventilated. We have long list of procedures for keeping our office safe which we encourage you to review. We require masks for the duration of your visit and ask for negative test results within 7 days of your visit from most clients. To find out if you may be exempt from our testing policy or if you need a second test for a follow up visit, please use our Covid Testing Questionnaire and we will get back to you ASAP, not to exceed 24 hours.
Updated 1/3/21: Along with masks and distancing, testing regularly for COVID-19 is one of the only ways we have to protect one another and slow the spread of this virus. Being tested is not a guarantee, but when timed properly, testing can help us reduce our risk of exposure. Being tested within the first few days of symptoms or 5-6 days after a potential exposure if asymptomatic is currently thought to provide the most accurate results. Testing too early or too late could miss the infection (a so-called “false negative” result), so this should be taken into account when planning to test and scheduling an appointment.
Our #1 Testing Site Recommendation
Updated 1/3/21: Based on many months of weekly testing ourselves, this is our best recommendation to date:
NYC Health & Hospitals – Red Hook site at 155 Bay St. or Bay Ridge site at 8515 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY; 1-212-COVID19
Why is this our #1 recommendation?
- FREE for all – no insurance or payment needed, no symptoms or reason for visit required
- PCR (still the most accurate) test results within 24-36h
- You can check on wait times before you go
- For Bay Ridge site, they are also offering rapid testing, for which there is often a long line. Do not be dissuaded, make sure to find the conspicuous door #8515 that has a small sign “PCR only” which typically has little to no wait.
Much like anything else, these are more crowded on weekends and evenings, and less busy on weekday mornings and afternoons. But we at HAVEN as well as our clients have had consistently reliable experiences at these 2 locations, and therefore it remains our number one suggestion.
Additional Local Testing Options
Lookup testing sites physically nearest to you to compare your options via NYS Testing Sites by Address
Membership Based Medical Offices:
These local offices offer testing for members by appointment, and if you don’t already have a GP you love, we recommend these offices for that reason, too, as they have DO physicians and are highly considerate about quality of care.
- One Medical – 165 Smith St., 212-441-4380 (also have Park Slope and Manhattan locations)
Offers PCR and Antibody testing with free 30-day membership (ask about free ‘limited-access membership’ after 30 days are up, or they often offer a reduced fee for you to come back if you do cancel).
- Leaf Medical – 325 Smith St, 718-766-1142
Offers Rapid, PCR and Antibody tests; Accepts most insurances; Membership is free if you have your annual physical with them
Urgent Care Centers:
While these locations are usually where you see people standing on long lines, some offices may be worth checking in on.
- ProHealth Urgent Care – 330 Court St., 718-625-1600
Traditional PCR testing, Rapid testing, antibody testing / accepts most insurance / by appointment via SolvHealth*(try calling to schedule if nothing showing online as they will book further out via phone)
- City MD – 228 Court St., 718-280-5362
Traditional PCR testing, Rapid testing, antibody testing / accepts most insurance / walk-in only*(as of 12/29/20, offering Virtual Line, meaning you can drop in and add your name to a list to be called back later. Based on reports, they often stop adding patients to the list by mid-morning.)
- MedRite – 245 4th Ave. Park Slope, 718-407-1270 (also has a Clinton Hill location)
Traditional PCR Testing / FREE / call for appointment
- Care Cube – 5th Ave. & 7th Ave Park Slope locations; PCR and Rapid Testing available (PCR results in 24-48hrs!)/Walk-in only
Often pricey, mail away testing may be the right price for some, usually just over $100 per test and results in a few days.
Other COVID-19 Resources
MIT Best Results – Testing 5-6 days after possible exposure (such as traveling or a gathering) via PCR test for most reliable results
Know Your Zone – Interactive map of NYC cluster red, yellow and orange zones by address
Covid Alert NY App – Free, non-data sharing app uses bluetooth to sense when you are in close contact with others so that it can alert you if someone you have been in close contact with has tested positive.
NY State Travel Advisory – Regulations around quarantine post-travel