Next Tuesday, June 16, Adirondack Health will offer extended evening hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, by appointment.
The mobile testing clinic will be in the following locations:
Wednesday, June 17 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Northwood School, 92 Northwood Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946
Thursday, June 18 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – L.P. Quinn Elementary School, 294 Hosley Ave., Tupper Lake, NY 12986
To schedule an appointment, please contact your primary care provider or the COVID-19 clinic at 518-897-2462. There is no direct cost to the individual being tested, but Adirondack Health will collect health insurance information and bill insurance companies. Insurance companies, in turn, are prohibited by New York state from charging co-pays or deductibles for COVID-19 testing. Individuals without health insurance will still be tested free of charge.
Testing is open to everyone, symptomatic or asymptomatic, regardless of employment status or category. A doctor’s order is suggested, but not required. Every COVID-19 test will entail a nasopharyngeal (sinus) swab, with the option to also have blood drawn to check for the presence of the COVID-19 antibody. The COVID clinic at Adirondack Medical Center is Saranac Lake is open, by appointment, for drive-up testing and sick visits 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Adirondack Health’s expanded testing efforts will continue for the foreseeable future, subject to the continued availability of COVID-19 test kits. For the most up-to-date information regarding Adirondack Health testing availability, visit adirondackhealth.org/covid-testing.