Low or No-Cost Testing Sites
To find a place where you can get tested for COVID-19:
- Search the Test Site Locator from the CDC (testinglocator.cdc.gov)
- Search the Test Site Locator from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (hhs.gov/coronavirus/testing)
At-Home COVID-19 Tests
At-home COVID-19 test are available at:
- Order free test kits from the Federal Government (COVID.gov/tests) and have them mailed to you.
- Locations in Erie County where you can pick up free test kits.
- Call your health insurance company. Many health insurance providers reimburse for or cover the cost of at-home tests. See How to get your at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 test for free.
- Note: The FDA recommends repeat testing following a negative result whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms. See FDA Safety Communication: At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests - Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of False Negative.
What to Do if You Test Positive
If you test positive for COVID-19 on a home test or other type of test, then:
- Follow this isolation information.
- Report a positive COVID-19 home test result here or call (716) 858-7697.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment.
COVID-19 treatments help prevent severe disease. COVID-19 treatments work best when you receive them as soon as possible after becoming sick, so it's important to get tested and talk to your doctor right away to find the treatment that is best for you. All treatments require a prescription.
See COVID-19 treatment page for more information or call your healthcare provider.
- COVID-19 Testing FAQs (CDC)
- COVID-19 Testing FAQs (FDA) or call 1-888-FDA-INFO
- Excelsior Pass
- Free and Low-Cost Healthcare Resources
- Antibody Tests
- 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)
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