COVID-19 Testing Information

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, hospitals, NY State 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 3 to 5 days after your test.
  • You will receive your antibody test results by mail about 7 to 10 days after your test.

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County 

Diagnostic (nasal swab) Testing

  • Call 716-858-2929 to schedule an appointment at an ECDOH Testing Site. An Appointment is required to be tested. 
  • Other Testing Sites in Erie County: Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County
            • The sites included on this map have their own testing criteria and availability. Please call the organization before going to a site. This list is subject to change and may not reflect all testing options in Erie County. Please call your healthcare provider for guidance. If you do not have a provider, see this list of primary care providers who are accepting new patients
 
Antibody Testing  
  • Register Here for ECDOH antibody testing sites listed below.  
  • Things to know about this test: 
        • An individual must be age 11 years or older to get an antibody test.  
        • Before arriving at your appointment, please drink water/hydrate, wear a face covering and short sleeve shirt (test is a blood draw from arm), bring photo ID and please do not bring pets.  Your antibody test results will be mailed and you should receive them in about 7-10 days.  
        • If you cannot make your appointment, please call 858-2929 to cancel so that we can fill your spot.
        • If you have any issues with registration, please call 858-2929.   
ECDOH Antibody testing sites currently open for scheduling: 

Tuesday September 29, 2020
North Collins Firemen’s Training Center
2038 Spruce St.
North Collins, NY 14111
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday October 1, 2020
Hamburg Senior Community Center
4540 Southwestern Blvd.
Hamburg, NY 14075
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Types of COVID-19 Tests 

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: 

  1. Diagnostic test (swab test) - Tells you if you have a current infection. 
  2. Serologic 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

For more information about testing see:  

Testing Related Information 

Frequently Requested

Contact

 

Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

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

ECDOH Locations