COVID-19 Testing Information

Contact Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine in Erie County 

COVID-19 Test Results 

COVID-19 test results are not available on this website.

  • Contact the agency that performed your test (Ex: urgent care centers, pharmacies, hospitals, NYS Department of Health, etc.)
  • Your healthcare provider may be able to look up a patient’s test results in HEALTHeLINK. 

If your test was done by the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH):

  • You will receive your diagnostic (swab) test results by phone about 1 to 3 days after your test.
  • You will receive your Point of Care (Rapid) Tests results on site. 

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County 

Diagnostic (Nasal Swab) Testing

  • Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Testing Sites: Call 716-858-2929 to schedule an appointment.  
  • Test Site Finder: Find a Test Site Near You
  • NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Testing Sites: Call 1-888-364-3065 
  • For medical related questons, call your healthcare provider.  If you do not have a provider, see this list of primary care providers who are accepting new patients.

Antibody Testing   

Types of COVID-19 Tests 

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: 

  • Diagnostic test (swab test) - Tells you if you have a current infection. 
  • Antibody test (blood test) - Tells you if you had a previous infection. It is very important to remember that when antibodies to COVID-19 are found in a person, scientists do not know yet if there is protection from future infections and how long the protection lasts. COVID-19 is caused by a new virus and many studies are under way to learn more about the disease and how the immune system responds to it.  
  • Note: If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.  

Additional Information

Frequently Requested



Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

ECDOH Locations