Anyone can now get tested for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms. Call your primary care physician or find a test site near you.
Walk-up and drive-thru testing is available without an appointment at Syracuse Community Health Center, 819 South Salina Street in Syracuse, every Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (closed 12-1 for lunch).
Symptomatic Testing for Schools
Onondaga County, Upstate Medical University, Nascentia Health, and Cayuga Health System are pleased to offer symptomatic testing for students, teachers, and school staff. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm at NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse
Registration required for saliva-based testing
Register online or call Upstate’s COVID-19 Hotline at 315.464.2582, select option #4.
This will be saliva-based testing with an average turnaround time of 24-48 hours, and results will be available through an online portal.
NEW! Nasal swab tests, offered by Cayuga Health System, do not require appointments, but pre-registration is recommended.
Important information for saliva-based testing:
- Do not eat or drink anything, including chewing gum, mints, or lozenges for 30 minutes prior to the test
- Do not brush teeth or use mouthwash for three hours prior to the test.
- Do not smoke, vape, or using smokeless tobacco products for 30 minutes prior to the test.
Learn how the saliva test is administered: