COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Clinic Schedule Update

As of April 1st, 2021, the Town of Bristol will cease its weekly testing clinic at the Bristol Town Beach. The final testing clinic will be held on March 27th, 2021 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Bristol Drive-Through COVID-19 Rapid Test Site

As of April 1st, 2021, the Town of Bristol will cease its weekly testing clinic at the Bristol Town Beach. With the increased availability of COVID-19 tests, there has been a reduced need for the Town’s site.

The final testing clinic will be held on March 27th, 2021 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.*

As of Saturday, March 13th, 2021, the Bristol Test Site has conducted 4,079 rapid tests.

*Please Note: In the event of inclement weather, the testing site will be closed.

No appointment is necessary to receive a test. Upon arriving at the Bristol Town Beach, residents will be asked to complete a short registration form. Clinic workers will direct residents through a drive-through lane, where they will receive their test kits. Residents will be asked to stay in their vehicles while they take the test. After submitting the test samples, residents can choose to wait for their results or leave the testing site. All residents will receive their results by phone on the same day as they took their test.

All testing and result data will be delivered securely to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Please Note: Residents that are symptomatic or require documentation showing negative test results should receive a PCR test by visiting covid.ri.gov/testing.


Barrington Pop-Up COVID-19 Rapid Test Site

Bristol residents are also encouraged to visit the asymptomatic pop-up COVID-19 test site, located inside the former Jos. A. Bank storefront at the Barrington Shopping Center (180 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806). That testing site is operated by the Rhode Island National Guard and runs on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM*

*This schedule is for an indefinite period of time.


EBCAP COVID-19 Test Site

Eastbay Community Action Program is also operating a testing site in Warren, in a modular unit on Railroad Ave. near the post office. Appointments are required and can be made at portal.ri.gov or by calling 401-222-8022 and selecting option 4.

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM*

*This schedule is for an indefinite period of time.


State Testing Sites

The State of Rhode Island has established an online portal to schedule a rapid test or PCR test.