SBSH To Provide Influenza & Covid Testing in Southampton, East Hampton & Shelter Island

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will provide Influenza A, Influenza B and Covid PCR testing, by appointment only, at Parrish Memorial Hall in Southampton, East Hampton High School, and Shelter Island Meeting House Lane Medical Practice.

All testing is by appointment only and with a physician’s prescription.

“COVID-19 symptoms are similar to the flu and we are providing influenza testing because it is important to get the correct diagnosis,” said Fredric I. Weinbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, wear a mask, maintain social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These measures, along with a flu vaccine, can also help prevent spreading the flu virus.”

Location Dates/Hours and Testing Details:

COVID-19 PCR, Influenza A and Influenza B testing is offered at Parrish Memorial Hall, 240 Meeting House Lane (at the corner of Herrick and Lewis) in Southampton on Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment with a physician’s prescription.

To schedule same-day Influenza Testing or Flu and COVID Testing, call 631.396.6406 or 631.461.6076. Patients will be pre-registered during the call. A prescription from a physician is required for either test and can be faxed 631.759.4737. At the time of testing, present a valid ID/license and insurance card.  If the tests are to be self-pay, payment is in advance at the time of scheduling and via credit card only.  Results of the flu test will be available within 24 hours (except Sundays) and Covid-19 Test results are reported with 72 hours and can be accessed via the hospital’s patient portal.

The hospital has established a COVID-19 PCR and Influenza A and B testing process at East Hampton High School, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton NY 11937, for the East Hampton School District and is also offering Covid-19 PCR Swab Testing and Influenza testing to patients with a prescription from a Meeting House Lane Medical Practice or a local community provider.

Patients can schedule an appointment for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. through 4 p.m., by calling 631.668.3705. At the time of testing, patients will be asked to present their valid ID/Driver’s License and Insurance Card. A written prescription will also be requested if the local provider is not in the Hospital’s system. If the tests are self-pay, payment is in advance at the time of scheduling and via credit card only. Patients can contact their referring physician for test results (flu will be available within 24  hours, except Sundays, and COVID-19 within 72 hours).

Both Covid PCR Swab Testing and Influenza A and B testing are also available on Wednesdays at the Shelter Island Meeting House Lane Medical Practice by appointment and with a prescription from Dr. Potter. To schedule, please call 631.749.9140, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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