Note: This story was updated May 6 with new information.
New York State has had the most positive COVID-19 cases since early March, about two months after the first case was reported in the United States. With nearly one-third of the confirmed cases in the US coming from New York alone, it is by far the state most impacted by this public-health crisis.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York’s comparatively massive caseload can be attributed to the greater number of tests it is conducting. Each day, New York processes around 20,000 COVID-19 tests, between private and public labs. As of May 6, the state has conducted more than 1.02 million tests.
With uncertainty regarding the virus in general circulating, confusion around testing guidelines and resources seems to be just as widespread. So, when should you ultimately get tested and where? What symptoms would someone need to be experiencing in order to be tested? We have gathered all the COVID-19 testing information for each county in the Hudson Valley and Catskills and compiled it into this comprehensive list. (Please note the testing centers listed under each county are only the public sites listed by each county. Additional testing locations can be found by calling each county’s coronavirus hotlines, or the state’s at (888) 364-3065).
Statewide Testing Guidelines
Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a healthcare provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at (888) 364-3065.
If you are interested in being tested for COVID-19, you can pre-register by taking an online assessment and screening tool prior to being tested, to streamline the process.
The New York State Department of Health revised guidance to increase testing for frontline workers, including first responders, healthcare workers, and essential employees who interact with the public. Testing for COVID-19 can be authorized by a healthcare provider for individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- An individual is symptomatic or has a history of symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, and/or trouble breathing), particularly if the individual is 70 years of age or older, the individual has a compromised immune system, or the individual has an underlying health condition; or
- An individual has had close (i.e. within six feet) or proximate contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19; or
- An individual is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine; or
- An individual is employed as a healthcare worker, first responder, or other essential worker who directly interacts with the public while working; or
- An individual presents with a case where the facts and circumstances—as determined by the treating clinician in consultation with state or local department of health officials—warrant testing.
County coronavirus helpline: (866) 588-0195
- Drive-through site at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla; open 8:30am-6pm by appointment only. Call (914) 202-4530 for appointments.
- Mobile testing site at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle; call state hotline at (888) 364-3065 for hours and appointments.
- Walk-through testing sites in Mount Vernon and Yonkers; call the state COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment, or use the New York State Online Screening Tool to share your symptoms and preregister.
County coronavirus hotline: (845) 238-1956 or dial 211
- Mobile testing site at Anthony Wayne Recreational Area in Harriman State Park; for appointments and hours call (888) 364-3065.
- Outdoor testing site at HRHCare Haverstraw at West Broad and Partition Streets, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. All testing is by appointment; call (888) 364-3065 to schedule.
County health department: (845) 291-2330
- The state has established a testing site near Bear Mountain State Park. The phone number to arrange testing at that state testing site, Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, is (888) 364-3065.
- Crystal Run Healthcare physician offices are now testing patients who meet certain criteria. If you think you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus, first call (845) 643-3909, prior to coming to the offices or urgent care.
- The county health department recommends you contact your primary care physician’s office for testing information—many private physicians are performing COVID-19 tests, as well.
- Orange County has also provided a list of all available testing locations on its website.
County Health Department: (845) 808-1390
- The Putnam Department of Health does not have drive-through testing available on a regular basis. When a drive-through clinic is scheduled, it will be by appointment only for those who meet the testing criteria set by NYS and the CDC.
County coronavirus helpline: (845) 486-3555
- Intermodal Center at Dutchess Stadium, Route 9D in Fishkill; open 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Saturday. For appointments and other information visit nuvancehealth.org/NYCollectionSites
- Pulse-MD Urgent Care in Poughkeepsie; open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Appointments can be made for a virtual visit or at the office location by going to solvhealth.com/book-online/0kO6O0
- MidHudson Regional Hospital drive-thru site in Poughkeepsie; open 8:30am-6pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, and Sunday by appointment only. Call (845) 303-2727 to be screened and, if appropriate, an appointment will be scheduled.
- All information on testing sites, requirements, and appointments in Dutchess County can be found here.
County COVID-19 hotline: (845) 443-8888
- Tech City, 300 Enterprise Drive, Kingston; open 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Saturday. No appointment is required, but you must have a physician’s prescription.
- Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville; open 9am-2pm Monday-Friday. No appointment is required, but you must have a physician’s prescription.
- A mobile testing site at 27 Grand Street in midtown Kingston is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Those interested in a test should call (845) 303-2730.
County Department of Health: (518) 828-3358
- SUNY Albany Colonial Quad parking lot in Albany; open 8am-6pm Monday-Sunday by appointment only. To set up an appointment, call (888) 364-3065.
County COVID-19 help center: (518) 635-5165
- Due to limits in testing resources in the county, at the moment testing is reserved primarily for healthcare and essential workers who have active symptoms of COVID-19.
- Residents are being directed to Ulster County testing sites if they would like to receive a COVID-19 screening, and should call (845) 443-8888 for more information.
Public Health Services call center: (845) 292-5910
- Hudson River Healthcare is currently testing for COVID-19 at all sites. Testing is by appointment only, and is mostly reserved for hospitalized patients, high-risk patients, and patients with moderate-severe symptoms who have also had prolonged exposure to known cases of COVID-19. Call (844) 474-2273 for more info.
- Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon. While this location is not providing COVID-19 testing to the public, they have been approved for the testing of high-risk individuals. For information regarding testing at this location, call (845) 887-5530 or the state coronavirus hotline above.
- Residents of Sullivan County can also obtain a test at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area drive-through site in Rockland, or at Middletown Medical or Crystal Run Healthcare in Orange County.
County Public Health Services: (607) 832-5200
- Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital in Delhi (drive-up testing locations in Herkimer and Cooperstown); for an appointment or further information call (607) 547-5555.
- Vestal Virtual Walk-In Clinic; open 8am-8pm for virtual COVID-19 screenings. While not located in Delaware County physically, residents are able to access testing resources here and can visit nyuhs.zipnosis.com for appointments and more information.
- Margaretville Hospital ER in Margaretville; call (845) 586 2631 ext. 3251 for appointment information.
- Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris location (while not in Delaware County, Delaware residents are able to get tested at this location, as well); testing available 24/7 in the hospital’s ER. Patients will be prescreened before entering the ER and should report any COVID-19 concerns at that time.
County Public Health Department: (518) 295-8365
- Residents experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms are directed to call their physician or the Bassett triage line at (607) 547-5555 for more information on local testing on a case-by-case basis, due to the county’s limited testing and hospital care resources.