SARANAC LAKE — This coming week, Adirondack Well being will supply further off-peak hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Heart’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake.
Drive-up testing shall be accessible from eight to 10 a.m. on Monday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, by appointment. The COVID-19 clinic is in any other case open, by appointment, for drive-up testing and sick visits from midday to four p.m., Monday by Friday.
The cellular testing clinic shall be at Northwood College, 92 Northwood Highway, Lake Placid, on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, contact your major care supplier or the COVID-19 clinic at 518-897-2462. There is no such thing as a direct price to the person being examined, however Adirondack Well being will gather medical insurance data and invoice insurance coverage corporations. Insurance coverage corporations, in flip, are prohibited by New York state from charging co-pays or deductibles for COVID-19 testing. People with out medical insurance will nonetheless be examined freed from cost.
Testing is open to everybody, symptomatic or asymptomatic, no matter employment standing or class. A physician’s order is recommended however not required. Each COVID-19 take a look at will entail a nasopharyngeal (sinus) swab, with the choice to even have blood drawn to test for the presence of the COVID-19 antibody.
Adirondack Well being’s expanded testing efforts will proceed for the foreseeable future, topic to the continued availability of COVID-19 take a look at kits. For probably the most up-to-date data relating to Adirondack Well being testing availability, go to adirondackhealth.org/covid-testing.
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