City of New Britain Directory and Covid-19 Resource Guide. In English
The COVID-19 Emergency Declaration ended on May 11. Please click here for the Governor's statement explaining the impact on related services and programs.
In alignment with the May 11, 2023, expiration of Connecticut’s COVID-19 public health emergency declaration, the state is transitioning its COVID-19 data reporting to the same period it uses under its seasonal respiratory surveillance reporting program, which begins each year in early October and ends in late May or early June. The 2023-2024 reporting period will begin on October, 2023.
1) AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS
Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home.
Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home. Get four free at-home COVID-19 tests this fall on COVIDTests.gov
At-Home Tests at Retailers and Pharmacies: At-home tests are available for sale around the U.S. Check with local retailers and pharmacies to see where at-home tests are available.
Need help placing an order for your at-home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
2) BEFORE YOU THROW OUT “EXPIRED” TESTS
Check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended at https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests#list or call the Health Department at (860) 612-2771.
3) LOCATION THAT OFFERS COVID-19 TESTING
a) Effective 09/18/23: The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) (61 Hart Street, New Britain, CT) is offering COVID-19 Testing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM. Appointments are recommended, residents can call (860) 972-8100 / (833) 621-0600 or schedule online on this link.
*Testing from 8-9am is reserved for first responders. Law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and public works personnel simply need to show their ID to receive a COVID-19 PCR test.
Asymptomatic patients: Enter the building for testing
Symptomatic patients: Stay in your car upon arrival and call 860.224.5587 for further instructions
People with and without insurance are accepted.
b) AFC Urgent Care (135 E Main Street, New Britain, CT):
c) CVS Health: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
d) Local independent pharmacies: https://doineedacovid19test.com/
f) Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
g) Walmart in partnership with Quest Diagnostics: https://patient.questdiagnostics.com/no-cost-covid-test
h) Find a health center near you: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/
i) COVID-19 tests found through this site are available at no cost for people without health insurance. Search for No-Cost COVID-19 Testing at https://testinglocator.cdc.gov/Search
For local testing information, visit the Connecticut health department’s website or Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 | HHS.gov
4) COVID-19 VACCINES
a) DPH Yellow Van
The Connecticut Department of Public Health mobile clinic program officially ended on June 30, 2023.
b) The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC): is not currently offering COVID-19 boosters.
c) Community Health Center of New Britain
85 Lafayette Street - New Britain, CT 06051
To make an appointment, call 860-224-3642
5) ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE/BOOSTER LOCATIONS:
To find COVID-19 vaccines near you:
· Access https://www.vaccines.gov/
· Call 1-800-232-0233 or
· Text your zip code to 438829
6) CALL 2-1-1 – UNITED WAY OF CONNECTICUT
2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone. For more information on COVID-19, call 2-1-1 or access the CT Virtual Assistant. They are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. In other languages as well. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
7) GET MEDICATION FOR COVID-19 - TEST TO TREAT LOCATIONS
COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms. Access https://covid-19-test-to-treat-locator-dhhs.hub.arcgis.com/ to find a location that is right for you.
In addition to the FQHCs, the nationwide Test to Treat initiative provides testing for COVID-19 and treatments from a health care provider, all in one location. Connecticut currently has more than 40 Test to Treat sites, which are located at select pharmacies and urgent care centers throughout the state.
8) COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE
The COVID-19 incident period ended on May 11, 2023. FEMA will continue to provide funeral assistance until Sept. 30, 2025, to those who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic. If you are covering the cost of a COVID-19 funeral, FEMA may be able to help. You may qualify for up to $9,000 in financial assistance through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program. Call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 to apply. (Monday-Friday, from 9AM to 9PM Eastern Time) (Multilingual services are available).
For more information: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
FOR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS, PLEASE, CALL (860) 578-7678 – DANIELA BABCOCK, EPIDEMIOLOGIST