Getting tested for COVID-19 continues to be a critical public health tool in limiting the spread of the virus in our communities. Whether or not you are experiencing symptoms, CVPH is one of several providers ensuring access to testing across the region so that you can get the answers you need. If you choose to get tested at CVPH, please keep in mind that an order from your health care provider is required and your insurance will be billed. With a large increase in demand for COVID-19 testing, please expect test results to take up to 3-4 days.
COVID-19 Testing Site: 23 Hammond Lane
NEW: Updated 9/7/2021
Members of the community requiring a COVID-19 test can get one at 23 Hammond Lane in Plattsburgh. Testing is available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for symptomatic and asymptomatic (those not experiencing symptoms) patients, including those requiring only a COVID-19 test prior to a scheduled procedure.
Upon arrival, patients seeking a test are being asked to park in one of the spaces designated for COVID-19 testing and remain in their vehicle. Once parked, the patient must call (518) 314-3278 to get registered. Much like the setup for curbside pickups at stores and restaurants, the patient will be asked the parking space number posted on a sign in front of the space. A staff member will then come out to the vehicle to help collect the sample.
We recommend patients bring their health insurance card with them when they get tested. Results will be sent to the ordering provider. Patients may also get their results through https://hixny.org.
Individuals with and without symptoms may be tested, including those who:
- Require a test to return to school.
- Need a test to visit a loved one in a nursing home.
- Have an occupational requirement (hairdressers, barbers, etc.).
- Are subject to precautionary or mandatory quarantine (by the health department).
- Directly interact with the public while working (health care worker, first responder or other essential worker).
Some patients, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to have a COVID-19 test result prior to their scheduled procedure. The provider conducting the procedure will notify the patient if a COVID-19 test will be required beforehand.
Pre-procedure COVID-19 tests are conducted four days in advance. Results will be available through the ordering provider. Pre-procedure testing for all unvaccinated patients continues as usual. As a reminder: guidelines from the New York State Department of Health and Clinton County Department of Health state that patients requiring a pre-procedure COVID-19 test should quarantine for the time period between their test and their procedure.
Where to go for pre-procedure testing:
- If you only need a COVID-19 test before your scheduled procedure, you can go to our testing site at 23 Hammond Lane.
- If you need a COVID-19 test and additional testing, such as blood work, then you can go to the first floor lab near the main lobby entrance at CVPH, located at 75 Beekman Street in Plattsburgh.
Other Testing Options
Clinton County Health Department is offering free testing for asymptomatic individuals (not experiencing symptoms) who do not have health insurance or a Primary Care Provider. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealth.org/covid19.
There are also other options for COVID-19 testing available to Clinton County residents. Learn more about those locations at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov.