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Where to get a COVID-19 test in WNY

New criteria for Erie County test sites starts Thursday
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Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:18:44-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tuesday, the Erie County Health Department made some changes to its COVID-19 testing criteria.

Testing at a county site is only available to those who are currently under quarantine, or close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 positive patient. This goes into effect county-wide on Thursday.

Those who believe they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can also receive a test, but the county says day-of tests are unlikely.

For COVID-19 tests, experts say results are coming back within 3-5 days. Rapid tests results are available within 15 minutes.

For close contacts identified by a contact tracer, testing is prioritized on when that person last had contact with the infected individual.

There are several places in Erie County you can get a COVID-19 test.

Erie County Sites:

Erie County Dept Health - Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
298 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY 14,202
Ph: 716-858-2929
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? No

Erie County Dept Health - ECC South
4990 Big Tree Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14,127
Ph: 716-858-2929
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? No

Erie County Dept Health - Amherst Hwy Garage
450 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY 14,221
Ph: 716-858-2929
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? No

New York State Health Department Sites:

New York State - Erie Buffalo Sabres Parking Lot
125 Perry St. , Buffalo, NY 14,204
Ph: 1-888-364-3065
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? No

Walmart
5360 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075
Appointment Required? Yes

Private:

WNY Immediate Care (all locations)

WellNow Urgent Care (all locations)

Tile Pharmacy
1031 Cleveland Dr., Buffalo, NY 14,225
Ph: 716-632-4888
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? No

Cy's Elma Pharmacy
2317 Bowen Rd., Elma, NY 14,059
Ph: 716-652-3920
Appointment Required? Yes
Physician Order Required? No

Neighborhood Health Center - Mattina
300 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14,201
Ph: 716-875-2904
Appointment Required? No
Physician Order Required? No

Neighborhood Health Center - Northwest
155 Lawn Ave., Buffalo, NY 14,207
Ph: 716-875-2904
Appointment Required? No
Physician Order Required? No

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