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Where to get a COVID-19 test in Western New York

TESTINGVAZQUEZ
Posted at 2:37 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 13:07:05-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise in Western New York and across the country you may be wondering where you can get a COVID-19 test in Western New York.

We know there is a lot of information out there so we're here to give you some information and walk you through some of your options throughout the eight Western New York counties.

Experts say test results are coming back within 3-5 days. Rapid tests results are available within 15 minutes.

ERIE COUNTY

Erie County Dept Health - Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
298 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY 14202
Ph: 716-858-2929
Hours: Thursdays 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM, use Loading dock entrance on Pearl Street.
Appointment Required? Yes. Must call 858-2929.
Physician Order Required? No.
Cost? Free for Erie County residents.

New York State - Erie Buffalo Sabres Parking Lot
125 Perry St., Buffalo, NY 14,204
Ph: 1-888-364-3065
Hours: Daily 8 AM - 6 PM
Operated by NYSDOH; open to all New Yorkers statewide.
Appointment Required? Yes. Must call 1-888-364-3065.
Physician Order Required? No.
Cost? Free for all New Yorkers.

Neighborhood Health Center locations
Appointment required? Appointments strongly encouraged, but not necessary. Call (716) 875-2904 to schedule a testing appointment. First come, first served with 50 patient capacity each session.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? You DO NOT have to be a Neighborhood Health Center patient, but you will need insurance coverage and must be symptomatic to be tested. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card with you for testing.
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Jericho Road Community Health Center
1021 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14,212
Ph: 716-529-3020
Hours: Mon - Weds 8:30 AM -11:30 AM; 1 PM - 4:00 PM
Thurs 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 11:30 AM; 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Appointment Required? No
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Jericho Road is providing diagnostic (nasal swab) testing for all who need it. We are committed to keeping our testing barrier-free. This means that you do not need to be a Jericho Road patient to receive a diagnostic COVID-19 test at a Jericho Road site. You are not required to have a primary care provider, an appointment, insurance, or a prescription. If you do have insurance, your insurance company will be billed for your test(s). We recommend that you speak with your insurance company to understand your coverage.
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Jericho Road Community Health Center
184 Barton St., Buffalo, NY 14,213
Ph: 716-881-6191
Hours: Mon - Thurs 8:00 AM -11:30 PM; 1 PM - 3:30 PM; 4:30 - 7:30 PM (Jericho Rd. Patients only)
Friday: 9 AM - 11:30 AM; 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Appointment Required? No
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Jericho Road is providing diagnostic (nasal swab) testing for all who need it. We are committed to keeping our testing barrier-free. This means that you do not need to be a Jericho Road patient to receive a diagnostic COVID-19 test at a Jericho Road site. You are not required to have a primary care provider, an appointment, insurance, or a prescription. If you do have insurance, your insurance company will be billed for your test(s). We recommend that you speak with your insurance company to understand your coverage.
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KSL Diagnostics
28 Best St., Buffalo, NY 14,209
Ph: 1-800-960-1080
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 AM
Intended for urgent travel mandates and back to work/school requirements.
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? This test is self-pay only (check/ charge only), and may be reimbursable by your insurance.
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Rite Aid #1511
2474 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14,215
Ph: 716-897-1070
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM-8 PM; Sat/Sun 10 AM - 5 PM
Must be 18 yrs and older or 13 yrs with parent or guardian
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Free
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ECMC Family Health Center
462 Grider St., Buffalo, NY 14,215
Ph: 716-831-8612
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? Yes
Cost? N/A

Walgreens
815 Harlem Rd., West Senceca, NY 14,224
Ph: 716-827-5490
Ages 3 and up; Self-administered nasal swab.
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? Bring health insurance info. If no insurance, Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR) cost is $129; ID Now rapid test is $129; BinaxNow rapid antigen test is $49. Contact your insurer to confirm the test will meet coverage criteria before scheduling a test.
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Erie County Dept. Health - Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center
3359 Broadway St., Cheektowaga, NY 14,227
Ph: 716-858-2929
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 2 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
Appointment Required? Yes, call 858-2929.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Free for Erie County residents.

WellNow Urgent Care locations
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
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WNY Immediate Care locations
Provider will evaluate and determine appropriate test
Appointment Required? No
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Patients should check with their insurers to see if the tests are covered under your insurance plan. If you do not have insurance the general cost of the antibody test and PCR ranges between $50-100.
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Erie County Dept. Health - North Amherst Rec Center
4415 Millersport Hwy., East Amherst, NY 14,051
Ph: 716-858-2929
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 2 PM
Appointment Required? Yes, call 858-2929.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Free for Erie County residents.

Walgreens
10 Young St. , Tonawanda, NY 14,150
Ph: 716-692-1894
Ages 3 and up; Self-administered nasal swab.
Appointment Required? Yes, online.
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? Bring health insurance info. If no insurance, Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR) cost is $129; ID Now rapid test is $129; BinaxNow rapid antigen test is $49. Contact your insurer to confirm the test will meet coverage criteria before scheduling a test.
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Brighton Eggert Pharmacy
935 Brighton Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14,150
Ph: 716-835-6778
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 2 PM
Appointment Required? Yes, call 716-835-6778.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? $65 (cash, credit, or Flexible Spending acount card)

CVS Pharmacy
392 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14,223
Ph: 716-837-3815
Patients must be 10 years of age; swabs self-adminstered.
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Covered patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver's license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

Erie County Dept Health - Amherst Hwy Garage
450 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY 14,221
Ph: 716-858-2929
Hours: Mondays 9:30 AM -2:00 PM
Appointment Required? Yes, call 859-2929.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Free for Erie County residents.

Tile Pharmacy
1031 Cleveland Dr., Buffalo, NY 14,225
Ph: 716-632-4888
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 2 PM
Healthcare workers and first responders; Other individuals with symptoms; Other individuals without symptoms, in accordance with state and local plans and for public health monitoring.
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? There is no out-of-pocket cost for the test.

Walgreens
3488 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14,214
Ph: 716-834-7223
Ages 3 and up; Self-administered nasal swab.
Appointment Required? Yes, online.
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? Bring health insurance info. If no insurance, Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR) cost is $129; ID Now rapid test is $129; BinaxNow rapid antigen test is $49. Contact your insurer to confirm the test will meet coverage criteria before scheduling a test.
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Cy's Elma Pharmacy
2317 Bowen Rd., Elma, NY 14,059
Ph: 716-652-3920
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 2 PM
Healthcare workers and first responders; Other individuals with symptoms; Other individuals without symptoms, in accordance with state and local plans and for public health monitoring.
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? There is no out-of-pocket cost for the test.

Walmart
5360 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 7 AM - 9 AM, Weather permitting
Partnership with Quest and NYS; The drive-through testing sites is available to adults (18 yrs and older) who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high risk groups without symptoms.
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? Yes
Cost? N/A
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NIAGARA COUNTY

New York State - Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14,132
Ph: 1-888-364-3065
Hours: Daily 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Operated by NYSDOH; open to all New Yorkers statewide
Appointment Required? Yes, call 1-888-364-3065.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Free for all New Yorkers.

Community Health Center of Niagara
2715 Highland Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Ph: 716-986-9199 x5907 or x5908
Appointment Required? N/A
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call ahead for appointment, physician order and cost information.

Community Health Center of Niagara
38 Heritage Court, Lockport, NY 14094
Ph: 716-986-9199 x5907 or 5908
Appointment Required? N/A
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call ahead for appointment, physician order and cost information.

Niagara Falls Urgent Care
3117 Military Road, Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 716-297-2052
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am – 4:30pm.
Appointment Required? N/A
Physician Order Required? N/A
Complete the COVID-19 form and they will contact you: https://bit.ly/niagarafallsurgentcare
Cost? Option 1: Rapid COVID-19 Test: $150 self pay, 15 minute results. Option 2: COVID-19 Lab Test: $100 self pay. Some insurance plans may cover option 2, contact your insurance provider.

Rite Aid
1030 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Ph: 716-285-0514
Hours: N/A
Must be 18 yrs and older or 13 yrs with parent or guardian
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Free.
Provider website

WellNow Urgent Care
7432 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Ph: 716-371-4260
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
Provider website

WellNow Urgent Care
3190 Niagara Falls Blvd, Wheatfield, NY 14228
Ph: 716-799-1002
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
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Niagara Falls VA Clinic
2201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Ph: (716) 862-8580
VA offers coronavirus testing for Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care and meet CDC criteria for testing. If you are a Veteran with symptoms of COVID-19, call your VA health care team or your VA facility's advice nurse before going to any VA location.
Call (716) 862-8580 for more information.

GENESEE COUNTY

United Memorial Medical Center
127 North Street, Batavia, NY 14020
Only patients who are severely symptomatic.
Appointment Required? N/A
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call 585-343-6030 for more information.

WellNow Urgent Care
4189 Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia, NY 14020
Appointment required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order required? N/A
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
Call 585-201-5598 for more information.
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Batavia Urgent Care
16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020
Appointment Required? N/A
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call (585) 343-6030 for more information.
Provider website

CVS Pharmacy
259 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 344-0525
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? No
Cost? Covered patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver's license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

ORLEANS COUNTY

Orleans Community Health Center-Albion
Address: 14789 Rt. 31, Albion, NY 14411
Hours: 8 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday, 9am - 3pm Saturday
Phone: (585) 589-2273
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? Yes
Call (585) 589-2273 for more information.

WYOMING COUNTY

Sinclair Pharmacy
75 NORTH MAIN ST, Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-2330
Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm through the end of December.
Appointment Required? Yes, online here or or by calling (800) 635-8611.
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? Free

Oak Orchard Health
81 South Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 228-1195
Appointment required? Yes
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call (585) 228-1195 for more information.

UR Medicine Primary Care - Perry
3 Handley Street, Suite 2, Perry, NY 14530
(585) 237-3227
Appointment required? Yes
Physician order required? Yes
Cost? N/A
Call UR Medicine COVID Support Line at 1-888-928-0011 for more information.

Wyoming County Family Medicine - O'dell
263 Liberty Street, Arcade, NY 14009
(585) 496-5007
Appointment required? Yes
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call (585) 496-5007 for more information.

Wyoming County Community Health System Outpatient Laboratory
400 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY
Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Appointment required? N/A
Physician order required? Yes, must have a prescription from your healthcare provider either in
hand or faxed before your arrival.
Cost? Insurance or payment is required.

Free COVID-19 drive-thru rapid tests
The Health Department will be scheduling FREE COVID-19 drive-through rapid test clinics for people who live or work in Wyoming County. Clinics will be held at locations throughout Wyoming County and are by appointment only. Call the Wyoming County Response Line at 786-8911 Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm to register and for the date and location of the next clinic.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY

Cattaraugus-Little Valley point of testing (PoT)
9447 Gowin Gulf Rd, Cattaraugus, NY 14719
(716) 938-9119
Through the Cattaraugus County Department of Health
Request a test here

Bartholomews Pharmacy Inc
2 Elm Street, Franklinville, NY 14737
(716) 676-3350
Appointment Required? Yes, online here.
Physician Order Required? N/A
Cost? N/A
Call (716) 676-3350 for more information.

WellNow Urgent Care - Olean
921 Wayne Street, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 379-6507
Appointment required? Yes, online here.
Physician order required? N/A
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
Contact (716) 379-6507 for more information.
Provider website.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY

UPMC Chautauqua’s Jones Hill campus
207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701
Appointment required? Yes, call 800-533-8762.
Physician order required? Yes
Cost? N/A

The Chautauqua Center
319 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048
Appointment required? Yes, call 716-294-3985.
Physician order required? Yes
Cost? N/A

The Chautauqua Center
107 Institute St, Jamestown, NY 14701
Appointment required? Yes, call 716-294-3985.
Physician order required? Yes
Cost? N/A

Westfield Memorial Hospital
189 East Main Street, Westfield, NY 14787
Appointment required? Yes, call 716-451-2310.
Physician order required? Yes
Cost? N/A

WellNow Urgent Care - Lakewood
390 E Fairmount Ave, Lakewood
716-526-0156
Appointment required? Yes, online.
Physician order required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
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WellNow Urgent Care - Dunkirk
3916 Vineyard Dr, Dunkirk
716-413-0038
Appointment required? Yes, online.
Physician order required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
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WellNow Urgent Care - Jamestown
15 S Main St, Jamestown
716-489-3144
Appointment required? Yes, online.
Physician order required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
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CVS Pharmacy - Westfield
117 E Main St, Westfield
716-326-2545
Appointment required? Yes, online.
Physician order required? No
Cost? Covered patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver's license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.
Provider website

ALLEGANY COUNTY

According to county officials - If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or your employer requires testing you can "contact your primary care physician for a script for testing. Once UR Jones Memorial Hospital receives this script, they will reach out to you with further instructions and they will be able to give you a date and time that you can be tested. If you do not have a primary care physician, please contact the Allegany County Health Department at (585) 268-9250 for assistance."

WellNow Urgent Care
921 Wayne Street, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 379-6507
Appointment required? Yes, online.
Physician order required? No
Cost? Testing may be covered based on insurance coverage as part of the CARES Act. Contact your insurance carrier for full details on your coverage. For self-pay patients, testing costs $100 for the PCR swab test, $43 for the antibody test and $60 for the rapid swab test, all in addition to the charge for the base visit and any other necessary services.
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If you want or need to be tested for COVID-19 contact your primary care provider first if you have one. No matter where you live in NYS you can find the COVID-19 testing site closest to you on the NYSDOH website here.