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COVID-19 Pooled Testing

We continue to enhance our testing resources and availability,  making mandatory COVID-19 testing more convenient for our on-campus employees, commuter students, Hospital and clinical faculty members. We've been offering expanded testing sites, days and hours of operation and new forms of testing to help keep our campus community as safe as possible. Most recently, that includes switching over to the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) COVID-19 Surveillance Laboratory's anterior nasal swab (ANS) testing at many locations. Non-hospital employees can use our self-scheduler tool to make appointments or simply show up at one of the sites listed on this page, while Hospital and clinical staff are invited to simply walk in to the Galleria for their testing during scheduled hours of operation.

In keeping with best practices, we continue to ask all employees  and commuter students  to get tested once a week – even if you're fully vaccinated.

Residential students  please find details for your required testing on this Student Health Services COVID-19 testing web page.

Find out all you need to know about testing types, registration, scheduling, locations, hours of operation and contact information below.

SBUH COVID-19 Surveillance Laboratory ANS Testing

We are in the process of switching from saliva pooled testing to anterior nasal swab testing at several of our testing sites. This specimen collection method is as comfortable and convenient as the saliva method and offers several advantages. For example, there are no pretesting restrictions around tooth brushing, eating or drinking; there's no more online pre-registration process; and, turnaround time on results is much faster (12-24 hours) as we are now performing testing at the Stony Brook University Hospital Laboratory versus upstate through the SUNY system.

SBUH COVID-19 Surveillance Laboratory ANS testing is being offered at the HSC and SAC test sites. Currently, we are still performing SUNY pooled saliva testing at one station in the SAC, at the Southampton test site and  at other remote testing sites.

Find out more about ANS testing on the Health Screening and Testing FAQ web page.

Registering for Your COVID-19 Test

The information below applies if you are receiving pooled saliva testing. As mentioned above, ANS testing does not require pre-registration ...

For your required test, please register at least two hours before you go for your test.

  • To register, click  HERE.
  • If this is your first time using the registration site, choose “Register.” Enter your SBU email ( example@stonybrook.edu) and create a new password that meets the minimum criteria. DO NOT use your SBU password.

To complete the online registration form:

  • ONLY enter your name, email address, phone number, SBU ID#, date of birth, and legal address on the registration form even though it asks for or “requires” additional information.
  • Do not enter health insurance information. It is not needed.
  • Do not enter SSN.
  • If the form prevents you from proceeding without completing a field enter 0 (zeros) for digits and NA for words.
  • Please note that your test kit will be given to you at the testing site.

Please remember to complete your daily self-screening via the #CampusClear  app. You will be required to show a "cleared" screen when you take your test.

Test Scheduler Tool

The Pooled Test COVID-19 Scheduler Tool  enables employees to:

  • View and reserve a convenient appointment time and select the most convenient of three locations.
  • Identify appointment times when the testing schedule may be less busy.
  • Receive a reminder email indicating appointment time and location.
  • Simply choose a new date/time if there’s a need to reschedule.

Or, if you prefer, you can simply walk in, without a scheduled appointment.

How to Access the COVID-19 Scheduler Tool
All West Campus, HSC, Renaissance SOM (non-clinicians) and Stony Brook Southampton Campus State and RF employees are able to use their NetID/NetID Password to access the COVID-19 Scheduler Tool  and reserve a testing location, date and time.

Employees should schedule tests frequently, with weekly testing being our current best practice. 

Testing Schedule for Spring Semester

SAC – COVID Pooled Testing – Ballroom A
Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 am  2:30 pm

HSC - COVID Pooled Testing – Galleria HSC
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

SBU Southampton - COVID Pool Testing – Student Center
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Questions? Please Contact:

Stony Brook University employees:  hrs_info@stonybrook.edu

Stony Brook University Hospital employees:  SBUHHR@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Long Island State Veterans Home employees:  LISVH_HR@stonybrookmedicine.edu 

If you have any questions about your COVID-19 test or the testing process, please refer to these FAQs  for more information or contact the Health Information Line (HIL) at (631) 632-5000, Option #1. Be sure to also visit this page for ongoing updates.