In accordance with the state health department, Adirondack Medical Center has expanded testing the public for COVID-19, as stated in a press release from Adirondack Health Communications Director Matt Scollin. The testing clinic has expanded to include those with orders from their provider, as well as any of the 40 categories of essential workers. In order to be tested for COVID-19, speak with your primary care provider to have them order a test. If this is not an option for you, you may directly contact the COVID-19 clinic to make an appointment between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To do so, call 518-897-2462.
Testing is by appointment only and depends on getting a consistent supply of tests. Testing will be in the form of a blood draw or a nasal swab dependent on systems and will be in a drive through format, allowing those being tested to remain within their vehicles if possible. To learn more about testing please visit the Adirondack Health website. If you have questions about COVID-19, you can call the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 888-364-3065.