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

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) operated testing sites:

Diagnostic (nasal swab) Testing:

  • This testing is free and available to all Erie County residents regardless of symptoms. You do not need a script from a healthcare provider to be tested.
  • Appointments are required.  Call 858-2929 to schedule an appointment. 
 
ID Now Point of Care ("Rapid Testing") Testing Criteria:
  • This free nasal swab test is available by appointment only for SCHOOL STAFF AND STUDENTS IN GRADES PRE-K TO 12 THAT MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

1. Symptomatic
AND
2. Attend in-person classes in a school
AND
3. Are not already under quarantine by the ECDOH
AND
4. Live in Erie County
  • Appointments are required. Call 858-2929 to schedule an appointment.  School staff need to bring school ID.
 
Additional testing sites in Erie County: Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County
  • The sites included on this map each have their own testing criteria. Please call the organization before going to inquire about the cost, time it takes to receive results and other criteria. 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
For ECDOH operated antibody testing sites: 
  • 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.   
  • REGISTER HERE for any of the following ECDOH antibody testing sites:
 
Tuesday November 10, 2020
Sheridan Park Fire Department
738 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150 
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County - Other agencies in Erie County that are performing antibody testing
                  • The sites included on this map each have their own testing criteria. Please call the organization before going to inquire about the cost, time it takes to receive results and other criteria. This list is subject to change and may not reflect all testing options in Erie County. 
  • Your healthcare provider can write a script for antibody testing.  If you do not have a provider, see this list of primary care providers who are accepting new patients.  

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