IMPORTANT: If you are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 and test positive, 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!
If you don’t have a health care provider, you can call 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or submit an online form to be evaluated for treatment. All New Yorkers are eligible regardless of income or health insurance coverage. Learn more 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!
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 for the 2021-22 school year. 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!