Positive COVID-19 Home Test Reporting Form - Use this form to report your at-home performed COVID-19 positive test result to the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH).
For medical related questions, call your healthcare provider. If you do not have a provider, see this list of primary care providers who are accepting new patients.
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County
Testing sites operated by the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
The ECDOH testing locations offer PCR and rapid testing. PCR results take from 1-3 business days and results are given by phone. The rapid test takes about 20 minutes and the result is given onsite. Appointments are highly encouraged but not required. For an appointment, guidance on which type of COVID-19 test is recommended, when to test and more information, please call the ECDOH COVID-19 Information Line at (716) 858-2929.
- Jesse Nash Health Center, 608 William St, Buffalo, NY 14206: Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.
- Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227: Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm (Do not enter the Senior Center for testing; Follow the signs to the back of the building.)
- Erie County Emergency & Training Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227: Friday from 8am-4pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.
Other testing sites (these sites are not operated by the ECDOH)
- NYSDOH testing site at Buffalo State College: PCR oral, saliva-based test. Schedule an appointment or call 1-888-364-3065
- Additional NYSDOH operated sites
- Community Based Testing Sites
- Testing site zip code finder
- Many pharmacies also offer testing
- At-Home COVID Tests
- Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. Order through the mail at covidtests.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
- Many health insurance providers reimburse or cover the cost of at-home tests. Find information here and contact your insurance provider directly.
- See What to do if you test positive.
An antibody test (also known as a serology test) might tell you if you had a past infection. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current infection.
- Your healthcare provider can write a script for antibody testing. If you do not have a provider, see this list of primary care providers who are accepting new patients.
- Testing site zip code finder
- FDA Advises Against Use of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test Results to Evaluate Immunity or Protection From COVID-19 After Vaccination
- The ECDOH continues to update its process to connect eligible Erie County residents with COVID-19 oral treatment.
- Symptomatic patients, with a positive COVID-19 rapid test result from an ECDOH operated COVID-19 test site (see above for locations), will be asked to contact their primary care provider as a first step to access a prescription for COVID-19 treatment.
- Individuals without a primary care provider, or whose primary care provider is not available to prescribe COVID-19 oral treatment, will be screened and offered a prescription if eligible.
- This program is not available to those tested on Fridays after 12:00 pm or on Saturdays. Those individuals should contact their healthcare provider for treatment options.
- For questions about this program, talk to the testing site or call 716-858-2929.
- For medical related questions and/or additional questions about treatment please contact your healthcare provider.
- Oral Antivirals
- Erie County Isolation, Quarantine & Return to Work Documents
- Excelsior Pass
- COVID-19 Testing FAQs (CDC)
- COVID-19 Testing FAQs (FDA) or call 1-888-FDA-INFO
- Abbott COVID-19 Test Fact Sheet for Recipients
- Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Patients (English)
- Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ficha de Datos para Pacientes (Español)
- Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Patients (English)
- Languages other than English translated by a third party