Find COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available to all New Yorkers. 

Call your primary healthcare provider office to see if COVID-19 testing is now offered.

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

Testing Sites Near You

It is recommended that you not go to a hospital emergency room for COVID-19 testing if your symptoms are not severe. The emergency room is for true medical emergencies, such as heart attackstroke or if you are having difficulty breathing.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test from a healthcare provider, Madison County Health Department will reach out to positive residents in approximately 48 hours.

Madison County Health Department 

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Free 15 minute rapid antigen testing. 

Eligibility: 
Symptomatic Madison County Residents OR K-12 Students/Staff that live in Madison County or Attend/Work at a school in a Madison County School District (Must have symptoms for 5 days or less on the day of your test.)

Drive-thru testing at 85 Cedar Street, Morrisville(former County Highway Garage in Morrisville): 
  • Tuesday, 11/30/21 from 9:30am-12:30pm - appointments open Monday by 10am
  • Thursday, 12/2/21 from 1pm-3:30pm - check back Monday for appointments
  • Check back each Monday for the weeks testing dates.

WellNow Urgent Care (109 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421 and other locations in surrounding counties)

Walgreens (Locations in the City of Oneida in Madison County, and multiple locations in Onondaga and Oneida Counties) 

  • Free testing to those eligible, ages 3 and older, with or without symptoms. 
  • Drive-thru PCR and rapid testing availability varies by location - PCR results generally expected in 2 to 4 days.
  • Days and hours for testing vary by location
  • Appointment required. Schedule an appointment at the closest participating store near you: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing 

Kinney Drugs  (Locations in Madison, Onondaga and Oneida Counties)

Dougherty Pharmacy (Morrisville and Hamilton)

  • 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. Test fees are listed on their pharmacy website.
  • Same-day rapid test results. Days and hours for testing vary by location.
    • Rapid antigen testing available in Hamilton and Morrisville locations
    • Rapid molecular testing available in Morrisville location only
  • Appointment required. Schedule an appointment at the closest participating store near you:https://www.doughertyrx.com/covid

Rite Aid (Locations in Onondaga and Oneida Counties)

  • Free testing to those eligible, ages 4 and up, with or without symptoms.
  • Drive-thru PCR testing (NOT rapid) - results generally expected in 2 to 7 days
  • Days and hours for testing vary by location
  • Appointment required. Complete a pre-screening and schedule an appointment at the closest participating store near you: www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing

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.

Oneida Health Quick Care (357 Genesee St, Oneida, NY 13421)

  • Must call ahead to set up – 315-363-2123
  • Rapid tests may be administered to those who display symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 or meet other eligibility criteria.

Upstate Medical University Water Street Clinic Drive-Through Testing (800 Water Street, downtown Syracuse)

  • Appointment required.
  • Anyone can get tested, however you may be billed for testing if you do not have symptoms or an exposure. 
  • Drive thru PCR testing (NOT rapid). Test results generally expected in 24-48 hours.
  • Nasopharyngeal (NP) testing Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30pm) and Saturday, 8am-1pm.There are several options for making appointments at these locations:
    • through MyChart: Sign into your active MyChart account and self-schedule a test (you cannot self-schedule for a same-day test). Go to: https://mychart.upstate.edu/MyChart/waterstreet.html  
    • by Email: You may email CovidTesting@upstate.edu and include your legal name, date of birth and phone number. You will receive a call back to schedule and register for your test. (Please do not use this method for immediate testing needs.)
    • by Phone - Call 315-464-2778, press 0 and follow prompts (Please note that this line is very busy).

Upstate Walk In Testing on Broad Road  (4900 Broad Rd, Syracuse, 13215)

  • Walk in for testing (no appointment needed) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm (closed for lunch 1-1:30pm). Testing at Suite 1K in Upstate Community Hospital's Physician Office Building, South
  • Anyone can get tested, however you may be billed for testing if you do not have symptoms or an exposure. 
  • PCR testing (NOT rapid). Test results generally expected in 24-48 hours. 

Syracuse Community Health Center (819 S. Salina Street, Syracuse)

  • Appointment required. Please contact SCHC at 315-476-7921 for more information, testing eligibility, or to schedule an appointment. 
  • Testing hours Monday to Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm;  click here for more information

Use the COVID-19 Test Site Finder to search for other area testing sites. 

What about at home testing?

Your local pharmacy may now offer over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for purchase. 

Know the differences:
  • At-home Rapid Antigen test kits - typically personal use only at home 
    • This test typically does not provide a documented test result and may not meet travel-related testing requirements. 
    • If you have a positive home test, get a follow-up antigen or PCR test from a healthcare provider to confirm. If your test performed/observed by a healthcare provider is positive, the Madison County Health Department will reach out to its positive residents in approximately 48 hours.
  • At-home PCR test kits - mail-out your test to be analyzed by a lab 
    • This test typically provides a documented test result and may meet travel-related testing requirements. 

Updated October 4, 2021