COVID-19 Testing

Who should get tested for COVID-19? 

Updated March 30, 2021. 
COVID-19 testing is now available to all New Yorkers. Call your health care provider or the New York State COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to find out where you can get tested. Free testing is available at testing locations run by New York State. 

If you go to a test site operated by local governments, private companies, including pharmacies and medical practices or not-for-profit organizations, call ahead to find out if you meet testing requirements. Additionally, contact your insurance carrier before being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test.

What should you do after being tested for COVID-19?

If you have been tested for COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 please read this document on what you should do.  

Testing Sites in Madison County

List of Locations to get COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
This list will be updated as testing sites change and are added. Testing locations are open to all, regardless of county of residency.

  • Well Now (109 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421)
  • Oneida Health Hospital (321 Genesee St, Oneida, NY)
    • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Must have an appointment – contact your primary care provider or call 315-363-6000
    • Tests will be administered to those who display symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Testing patients that are seeking care as an inpatient or outpatient surgery. 
  • Oneida Health Quick Care (357 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421)
    • Must call ahead to set up – 315-363-2123
    • Tests will be administered to those who display symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Must meet criteria - Testing patients that are seeking care as an inpatient or outpatient surgery.
  • Urgent Care (164 Broad St, Hamilton, NY - next to Community Memorial Hospital)
    • Must call ahead to set up – 315-648-6411
    • Tests will be administered to those who display symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Must meet criteria - Testing patients that are seeking care as an inpatient or outpatient surgery.
  • Community Memorial Hospital (150 Broad St, Hamilton, NY 13346)
    • Must call ahead to set up - 315-824-1100
    •  Weekdays
    • Tests will be administered to those who display symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Must meet criteria - Testing patients that are seeking care as an inpatient or outpatient surgery.
  • Dougherty Pharmacy (1017 Madison Marketplace Hamilton, NY 13346)
    • Must register ahead at https://www.doughertyrx.com/covid
    • At this time they are not submitting for reimbursement to insurance plans for rapid COVID tests.  You may submit your receipts to your health insurance directly.
  • Rite Aid (in Syracuse, Cortland and New Hartford)
    • Free testing to kids 13 and older whether they have symptoms or not.
    • Complete a pre-screening and schedule an appointment at: www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing
    • Cortland location: 1067 State Route 22, Cortland NY
    • New Hartford location: 4854 Commercial Drive, New Hartford NY
    • Syracuse location: 5380 West Taft Road, N. Syracuse NY
  • New York State Covid-19 Testing (Griffiss International Airport, Rome in Oneida County)
    • Diagnostic testing open to anyone and at no cost.
      • Appointments are required, call: 1-888-364-3065.
      • Weekday testing

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