Adirondack Health's COVID testing clinic exclusively performs PCR tests.
A PCR (molecular) test detects genetic material from the virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. A sample is collected by inserting a long nasal swab into your nostril and obtaining a test specimen from the back of your nose.
Adirondack Health's COVID testing clinic is not currently administering antigen (or "rapid") tests.
We run all of our COVID tests on site at Adirondack Medical Center. Test results are typically available within 48 hours.
You can make an appointment with our COVID testing clinic up to one week in advance. Same-day testing appointments are available, but you must pre-register before arriving at the COVID testing clinic.
Your testing order needs to be in hand at time of registration. Otherwise, you are required to provide the $80 payment at time of registration.
The COVID Clinic in the back of the hospital building, next to the ambulance bay.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m./12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m./12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Appointments and pre-registration required. To pre-register, contact the COVID Clinic at 518-897-2462.
Call 518-897-2462 to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test.
A nurse will swab your sinuses through your nose for your COVID-19 test.
Adirondack Health will bill the health insurance plans of individuals with specific testing orders from medical providers. Patients will be responsible for the cost of any test performed without a specific order, as well as any associated co-pays and/or deductibles, which are determined by health insurance companies and plans.
A day after you are swabbed for your COVID-19 test, you may receive an email with instructions on how to open a patient portal account. This account will enable you to access the results of your COVID-19 test, once it is processed.
Accessing your COVID-19 test result:
If you didn't receive an email with portal instructions, you may already have a patient portal account set up. Portals can be accessed by clicking here.