COVID-19 Testing

The State is working with LLHD and community partners to offer free PCR testing in a variety of locations – please check this page and our social media frequently for new testing opportunities. Testing sites are drive-through and walk-up, unless specifically noted. Results typically take 24-72 hours.

  • You do not need to be experiencing symptoms or have a doctor’s order.
  • You can get tested as often as you want.
  • Children can be tested as long as a parent/guardian is with them to provide consent.
  • There is no fee and your insurance will not be billed.
  • Everyone is welcome and pre-registration and appointments are not required.

Please note that demand for testing is very high right now. We are working to provide testing to everyone who wants to be tested but there are limited resources. You should expect a long wait time at all testing events – we appreciate your patience and understanding! Please contact Jennifer Muggeo at if you have any questions.

If you had a COVID test at one of the community testing events and you are looking for your results, please click here.

Testing Dates and Locations

Now testing every day! 

Community Health Center, Inc. is now providing drive-through testing at locations in Groton and New London seven days a week!

  • Community Health Center, 1 Shaws Cove, New London
  • Community Health Center at Pleasant Valley School, 380 Pleasant Valley South, Groton

You can now pre-register for testing online at Click on “next patient” at the bottom to add a form for each person in your party. Click “submit” when your party is finished. You will get an email with a confirmation number for each person and should be ready to share that confirmation number when you get to the testing site. By pre-registering you can help the line move more smoothly and assure your information is entered correctly but it is not required!

Please note that demand for testing is very high right now. Testing at Community Health Center begins at 8:30am and concludes at 4pm. Due to high demand and long wait times, lines will close earlier in the day to ensure that those in line are tested by 4pm.

Looking for testing in Norwich and surrounding areas? Check Uncas Health District for testing events in the northern part of New London County. You can also learn more about testing and other testing locations at the State’s testing locator page. Please note that the specifics regarding appointments, doctor’s orders and insurance are different for each location listed on that page.

Priority Workforce Testing

As part of the State of Connecticut’s testing program, Connecticut’s testing partners are providing priority access for childcare and early childhood staff, teachers, and first responders.

Priority access is intended for staff who need to get tested quickly, in order to ensure their workday is not interrupted – but is not intended for the family and friends of said workers.

You can find a testing site at this link here:

Here’s who qualifies:

  • Teachers
  • Public Works
  • Teachers/School Staff (including Bus Drivers)
  • Early Childhood/Child Care Professionals
  • Police Officers
  • Fire Fighters
  • Paramedics/EMT
  • National Guard
  • Dispatchers

Priority service is being provided in a number of ways such as extended hours, separate lanes, personal scheduling support, or a combination of these options. Each testing site may have slightly different processes, and you can get further information from the provider for each site. Please also note that additional sites including hospitals and pharmacies may include additional priority access for first responders.

Additional Resources