Confusion around getting a Corona Virus test in Brooklyn, NY
Well I hear testing is becoming more available in my area, so I'm trying to get tested. Have had varying throat symptoms for the last couple of weeks, but thankfully no fever, no fatigue. Am watching carefully as my lungs are vulnerable, I smoked for 42 yrs.
So I've made multiple calls & am getting mixed messages, including one that said I wasn't eligible for the test as I had no fever, even tho' I'm over 60 & have an underlying respiratory issue.
Calls for tests apparently go to call centers, coordinated by Dept of Health, they're supposed to send me to the nearest testing site, which is about 4 miles away. Yet they have no info on my local hospital, which is an accredited Trauma Center, which is half the distance as the place to which I'm being referred.
So .... frustrating .... grrrr, am told testing is free, just bring my ID.
I plan to try the Hospital first, supposedly they set up tents outside. If I can't get tested there, I expect to go to the further place, which is supposedly offering free, walk in type testing.
Curious if others are looking for testing, finding it or confusion or both.
Pls share your Covid Testing experience. TIA