Find COVID-19 Testing

Who should get tested for COVID-19? 

Updated June 29, 2021 
COVID-19 testing is available to all New Yorkers. 

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. Contact your insurance carrier and provider before being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test. 

Call your health care provider or use New York State COVID-19 Test Site Finder to find testing sites near you. 

-Testing Sites Near You

Call your private healthcare provider to see if PCR COVID-19 testing is now available and any eligibility requirements.
Your local pharmacy may now offer Binax NOW COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test kits for purchase for personal use at home. Check with your local pharmacy store.
  • Can I use this test to meet travel requirements for testing? No, This test doesn’t provide a documented test result that you can display when traveling.  For a documented test result the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test may be a better choice. Combined with the NAVICA App and with a negative result, you will have a digital result that may meet travel requirements. This test is offered by eMed, please visit www.emed.com for further information.
  • What ages is the test approved for use? The test is indicated for all people aged 15 years or older and for children as young as two years old when samples are collected by an adult.
  • Will my insurance reimburse this? The test is available for a low cost, over the-counter without a prescription and is not currently covered by insurance.
  • WellNow Urgent Care (109 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421)
  • Oneida Health Quick Care (357 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421)
    • Must call ahead to set up – 315-363-2123
    • Rapid tests will be administered to those who display symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 or meet other eligibility criteria.
  • 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.
  • Rite Aid 
    • Free testing to those eligible, ages 4 and up, with or without symptoms.
    • PCR testing (NOT rapid)
    • Days and hours for testing vary by location
    • Complete a pre-screening and schedule an appointment at the closest participating store near you: www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing
  • Walgreens
    • Free testing to those eligible, ages 3 and older, with or without symptoms. 
    • PCR and rapid testing availability varies by location
    • Days and hours for testing vary by location
    • Schedule an appointment at the closest participating store near you: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
  • Kinney Drugs
    • Free testing to those eligible, with or without symptoms.
    • PCR testing (NOT rapid)
    • Days and hours for testing vary by location
    • Appointment required. Schedule an appointment at the closest participating store near you: https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/
  • Dougherty Pharmacy
    • Must register ahead at https://www.doughertyrx.com/covid
    • Rapid testing 
    • Days and hours for testing vary by location
    • 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