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School MandatedTesting Site Information as of 11/16/2020

State and private locations are testing students and staff that are asymptomatic. To avoid out of pocket costs, please check with your insurance if you decide to use a private testing location.

  • New York State Department of Health-
    • Erie County:

125 Perry Street- (Buffalo Sabres Parking Lot)

Buffalo, NY 

    • Niagara County: 

NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road

Sanborn, NY 14132


      • Call NYS COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 for either location to set up an appointment or online pre-registering and assessment can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing
      • The online registration will have someone contact you at a later time to set up an appointment. 
      • The timeline for that is uncertain, calling may be faster. 
      • This is free testing. 
      • The test is the deep nasal swab (as of right now). 
      • Results are usually less than 4 days.

  • KSL Diagnostic Labs- 
    • 1000 Youngs Road- Suite 210

Phone: 1-800-960-1080

      • Call 1-800-960-1080 or online at www.ksldx.com
      • With a physician's script, testing is covered by your insurance (please check with your insurance company). 
      • Out of pocket cost is $125 without a script. 
      • The test is an oropharyngeal (throat) swab. 
      • Results usually within 72 hrs or less.

  • Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care- 
    • 1800 Maple Road, Suite #100

Phone: 716-636-5437

    • Please book appointment online at https://www.pedsurgentcare.com, click on “Save your spot in line” and complete as much information as possible.  
    • Walk-ins are always welcome as well. 
    • With a physician's script, testing is covered by your insurance (please check with your insurance company). 
    • Out of pocket cost is $150 without a script, which includes the cost of a visit. 
    • This test is a non-invasive nasal swab. 
    • Results will be phoned to you in 3-5 days and sent to you pediatrician.

  • WELLNOW - 
    • 5965 Transit Rd (716) 428-5545 
    • 3980 Sheridan Dr (DENT Tower)- (716) 541-0224

    • Call or schedule online at www.wellnow.com, and pick location (the 2 above are closest to the school).  
    • With a physician's script, testing is covered by your insurance (please check with your insurance company).
    • Out of pocket cost is $100 without a script. 
    • Results are received by registering for an account at www.mybostonheart.com 
    • 2-3 days after the sample was taken.

The above are a few nearby locations that are being used. Other locations, such as pharmacies and other urgent cares, can be found at this site, Erie County COVID-19 Testing Sites

Please contact the specific location for any questions regarding testing, insurance and physician scripts.

** As of this morning, the Erie County Health Department is only testing symptomatic people. Please use 716-858-2929 for individuals with symptoms. They will direct you to NYSDOH sites for asymptomatic individuals.**

WHAT: Drive-through ECDOH point-of-care tests  
WHO: Available to Erie County residents who are symptomatic p-12 students who attend in-person school settings and symptomatic school employees (must bring school ID). (These individuals should not be under quarantine.)
WHERE: Three locations - Northtowns, Central and Southtowns
WHEN: Weekday mornings
HOW TO SCHEDULE: Call (716) 858-2929, the Erie County COVID Information Line. This is open M-F, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
HOW LONG FOR RESULTS: Results in most cases are available in 15 minutes. Individuals being tested will be told where to park while waiting for results.
We have a limited number of appointments each weekday. Appointments are scheduled two days out on a first-come, first-serve basis. When point-of-care appointments are full, we will offer an appointment at our other diagnostic sites (currently scheduling Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). A searchable online map of COVID test sites in Erie County is updated regularly at www.erie.gov/covidtestsites.