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Three new COVID drive-thru testing sites opening on Long Island

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In response to the rapid uptick in COVID-19 cases, Suffolk County is working toward providing more testing for Long Islanders.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced there are three new drive-thru testing sites to address the recent Omicron surge.

These COVID-19 tests will be administered by Baseline and Reef Technologies.

The first of the three drive-thru sites opened on Dec. 29 in East Islip.

Here is the full list of sites and their hours of operation — all testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Heckscher State Park (1 Heckscher State Parkway in East Islip)
    • Now open; runs Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Testing capacity: up to 1,000 tests a day
  • Red Creek Park (102 Old Riverhead Round in Hampton Bays)
    • Opens Jan. 3
    • Offers school-required testing and community testing
    • Operates Mondays only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Testing capacity: up to 500 tests per day
  • Cathedral Pines County Park (116 Yaphank Middle Island Road in Middle Island)
    • Opens Jan. 4
    • Operates Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Testing capacity: up to 500 tests per day

Continue to follow greaterlongisland.com for updates on COVID-19 and testing on Long Island.

Top: A laboratory expert takes a Covid-19 swab test. Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash.