Friday, May 15, 2020

Adirondack Health Expands Regional COVID-19 Testing

Adirondack Health has developed a plan to increase testing throughout the region after receiving 2,000 COVID-19 testing kits. Standing provider orders have been given throughout all Adirondack Health testing sites, and no one will be denied a test if they do not have a doctor’s orders. Individuals may still opt to have their testing done through primary care providers as well.

In order to reach a wider range of residents, Adirondack Health has repurposed their dental van to serve as a mobile testing clinic, effectively expanding their reach throughout the North Country. Appointments are required for rests and are primarily performed at Adirondack Health facilities and mobile testing clinics. Those with appointments scheduled in advanced at the mobile testing clinics will receive faster service as they are given priority. The test entails a sinus swab, with the option of blood drawn in order to check for antibody presence.

To schedule an appointment, contact your primary care provider or the COVID-19 clinic at 518-897-2462. Testing is free but Adirondack Health will collect health insurance information in order to bill insurance. However, Insurance companies are prohibited by the state of New York to charge co-pays or deductibles for COVID-19 Testing.

Locations for COVID-19 testing clinics are as follows:

  • COVID-19 Clinic, Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake: 12 p.m. – 5
    p.m., Mondays – Fridays
  • Keene Health Center: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays
  • Mobile testing clinic: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mondays – Fridays (location
    will vary – stay tuned for additional details)

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