NY Forward Rapid Test Program

NY Forward Rapid Test Program
Forward Rapid Test Program


Update: The New York Forward Rapid Test Program is no longer active. Please find additional testing sites here.

The NY Forward Rapid Test Program is a public-private partnership designed to expand rapid testing sites across New York State with the goal of building consumer confidence. This new network of testing centers will provide New Yorkers with convenient access to low-cost COVID-19 rapid tests that will help to safely accelerate reopening of the state’s economy, including the cultural sector and event economy.

The new easily accessible rapid test sites will follow all safety protocols and guidelines and will have a quick turnaround time, with results available within 30 minutes. Tests will be available to all New Yorkers for no more than $30.

To be eligible for a NY Forward Rapid Test Program test, consumers must NOT: be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the last 10 days, have received a positive COVID-19 test result in the past 10 days, or be currently obligated to quarantine under New York State Department of Health guidelines.

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Guidance and Fact Sheet
See the New York Department of Health Interim Guidance and the Consumer Information Sheet for the NY Forward Rapid Test Program.
Find a Testing Site
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is a hub for information about the new NY Forward Rapid Test Program centers – as well as the entire NYS testing network. Visit DOH to find testing sites near you.