IMPORTANT: Treatment Options if You Test Positive
If you are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, contact your health care provider for treatment options that may be available to you, such as antivirals or monoclonal antibody therapy. Treatment must be started early to work, so don’t delay, even if your symptoms are mild!

Submit positive at-home tests here. Isolation/quarantine guidance and self-attestation forms here.

Anyone can get tested for COVID-19. Find a test site near you with this online search tool, call your primary care physician, or use one of the following:

If you get tested and are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you must self-quarantine until you receive a negative test result. If you are currently in quarantine, you must continue to follow the quarantine procedures.

What if I test positive?
If you test positive for COVID-19, immediately isolate and notify close contacts and your worksite/school, and learn more about what you need to do here. If you tested positive on an at-home test, please submit your results HERE. If you are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, contact your health care provider for treatment options that may be available to you. Treatment must be started early to work, so don’t delay, even if your symptoms are mild!


Onondaga County Asymptomatic Rapid Testing

No clinics are currently available.
For asymptomatic people only. If you are a contact of a case and are under quarantine, you should NOT register for these community locations–please register for one of the PCR testing options below or through your primary care doctor.

        • This is an antigen test, not PCR.
        • There is no out-of-pocket cost for testing at these community locations.
        • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
        • Positive results are called within one hour of testing; negative results are emailed within 24 hours.
        • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment time.

     

Onondaga County PCR Testing
This testing is for symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals, including students and staff who have been excluded from school due to previous symptoms which are now resolved. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

This is an oral, saliva-based test so DO NOT eat or drink anything (with the exception of water) within 30 minutes of your test, including gum, mints or lozenges, tobacco or smokeless tobacco products. Mouthwash and toothpaste should NOT be used within an hour of testing. 

Heritage Lincoln | 800 West Genesee Street, Syracuse
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Appointment required, register here

Onondaga Community College | SRC Arena, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse (YMCA entrance)
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Appointment required, register here

Shoppingtown Mall | 3649 Erie Blvd. E, Dewitt (former TGIFriday’s entrance)
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Appointment required, register here

This is a PCR test by Quadrant Biosciences lab, you are required to complete a one-time registration at their website also. You will be prompted to do that once you are registered.

 

PCR Testing at Upstate and Syracuse Community Health Center
PCR testing is available through Upstate Medical University and the Syracuse Community Health Center for Onondaga County residents. Physicians, pharmacies, and urgent care centers may offer PCR testing as well, please call ahead to inquire.

Upstate Medical University offers walk-in COVID testing at Upstate Community Hospital, 4900 Broad Road, Monday-Friday 8am to 1pm and 1:30 to 4pm (Suite 1K, POB South). Testing is also available by appointment at NYS Fairgrounds Infirmary (581 State Fair Blvd, enter Gate 2) by registering here or by calling 315-464-2778 (press 0) during regular business hours, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm and Saturdays 8am-1pm. PLEASE NOTE: The charge for a COVID-19 PCR test is $213. Please contact your insurance company to ensure your test is still covered.

 

Surveillance Testing for Schools
Onondaga County Health Department is offering on-site weekly surveillance testing for students and staff at school buildings throughout Onondaga County. The goal is to test 10% of the school community each week to help determine if asymptomatic students or staff are COVID-19 positive.

    • This is simple and painless pooled saliva testing.
    • There are no out-of-pocket expenses.
    • Anyone part of a positive pool will have their sample tested individually (the same specimen will be used; no additional test is needed).

We encourage parents to enroll their children in this important testing program to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and our larger community. Please contact your school district for more information and to sign up!