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Types of COVID-19 Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Currently, there are two types of diagnostic tests which detect the virus – molecular tests, such as RT-PCR, that detect the virus’s genetic material, and antigen tests, such as rapid tests, that detect specific proteins on the surface of the virus. Rapid tests may be molecular or antegen tests. To decide which test is right for you, read more about the different kinds of tests from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Antibody Testing

Some sites are now offering COVID-19 antibody testing for those who have had a postitive test result or think they may have had COVID-19 and recovered.

PLEASE NOTE: Antibodies can take several days or weeks to develop after you have an infection and may stay in your blood for several weeks or more after recovery. Because of this, antibody tests should not be used to diagnose an active coronavirus infection. At this time researchers do not know if the presence of antibodies means that you are immune to the coronavirus in the future. Read more from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Sites

Each collection site description below includes what type of test will be conducted, if available, as well as the site's eligibility criteria - be sure to read the full description and list of requirements BEFORE visiting a collection site.   Information changes frequently based on demand, please verify all details with the specific site.

Bambini Pediatrics is offering COVID-19 PCR nasal swab or rapid diagnostic testing for children ages 2-18 and their parents or close relatives. Tests are available for new and existing patients, but you must be pre-screened before visiting the office; walk-ins will not be accepted. If you are experiencing symptoms, the site can arrange for a curbside test.

Fees

Please provide your insurance information during the pre-screening process. Testing is available for Bambini patients as part of routine care. Testing for adults is on a self-pay basis and the fee is $75 for rapid testing or $25 for the PCR nasal swab test.

Results

Rapid test results are available within 15 minutes. PCR tests are currently available within two business days.

Testing for Travel/Return to Work

As scheduling permits, this location is offering testing to other adults within the community who have no or minimal symptoms and need to be tested to return to work or for travel restriction requirements. Please call ahead for more information.

Location Info and Hours

207 Washington Street
Suite 103
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 288-0252

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm; Friday 8:30am-5pm; Saturday 9am-Noon

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, CareMount Urgent Care and laboratory locations cannot accept orders from non-CareMount doctors for the viral RNA nasal swab testing. 

All open CareMount Urgent Care locations are performing RNA nasal swab testing for COVID-19 for CareMount patients who are experiencing symptoms. You must schedule an appointment to be screened. 

Asymptomatic patients and those needing testing to be cleared to return to work should schedule a visit with your primary care provider to arrange testing. You may be asked to wait in your car when you arrive to maintain proper distancing and safety. Read more about CareMount's testing options. View a list of RNA testing FAQs from CareMount.

Testing for Travel/Return to Work

Due to overwhelming demand for testing, CareMount will not be able to provide testing for patients needing travel clearance in its Urgent Care locations. Please schedule a virtual visit to discuss best steps for testing.

Fees

COVID-19 testing is covered by most insurances, if you do not have insurance, the RNA test costs $100.

Results

Results typically take less than a week, but can take up to 14 days to receive, due to increased demand for tests following the worsening of COVID-19 outbreaks across the country.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

Urgent Care Clinic
30 Columbia Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 231-5600
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6:45pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4:45pm

Oakwood Commons
2507 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-3111
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Merritt Plaza
60 Merritt Blvd.
Fishkill, NY
(845) 765-4990
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Urgent Care Clinic
6734 Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY
(844) 484-6564
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6:45pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4:45pm

All Children's Medical Group locations are performing PCR nasal swab and rapid testing for COVID-19 for existing patients ages 22 and under. Patients must have an appointment, but do not need to be showing symptoms to receive a test. 

Please call (845) 452-1700 for appointments or if you have any questions at this time.

Fees

COVID-19 testing is covered by most insurances, however if other tests are performed during the exam, there may be a co-pay/deductible/co-insurance fee from your insurance. If you are uninsured, please call (845) 452-1700 to speak to a Patient Accounts Representative.

Results

Rapid test results are available within 15 minutes. PCR Swab test results typically are available within 2-3 days, but can take up to 5 days to receive.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

Fishkill
29 Elm Street
Fishkill, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm; Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm

Hopewell Junction
5 Ryan Drive
Hopewell Junction, NY
Hours: Monday 9am-9pm; Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm

Hyde Park
4252 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Poughkeepsie
104 Fulton Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm; Open holidays at 9am

Rhinebeck
5 Hook Road
Rhinebeck, NY
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-9pm; Tuesday & Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-5pm

Select CVS Pharmacy locations are offering no-cost, drive-up COVID-19 molecular (PCR nasal swab) and rapid diagnostic testing for individuals ages 10 and up who are concerned about being exposed to someone with the disease or demonstrating symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Complete the CVS online assessment to determine if COVID-19 testing is appropriate for you.

This will be a self-administered nasal swab test. Patients 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who may need to assist with sample collection using the swab.

You must have an appointment to visit a CVS testing site, but referrals are not required. Be sure to bring your insurance card, proof of identification, and confirmation email with you to your appointment. Appointments can be made for the same day and up to two days in advance depending on availability. View more FAQs from CVS

Results

Results for the PCR nasal swab test may be available within 3-4 days. Rapid test results are delivered the same day. You will need to create a MyChart account to view your test results.

Fees

Patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. If you do not have insurance, CVS will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

Self-pay is not available in New York for testing through CVS.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

CVS Pharmacy - Millerton
Route 44 East
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-3444 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

CVS Pharmacy - Dover Plains
3081 Route 22, Suite 3
Dover Plains, NY 12522
(845) 877-6372
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

CVS Pharmacy - Red Hook
7568 North Broadway
Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-9612
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

Emergency One Urgent Care facilities are offering COVID-19 molecular (PCR nasal swabs) diagnostic testing for individuals of all ages who are concerned about being exposed to someone with the disease or demonstrating symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath. A provider will assess your situation and determine if COVID-19 testing is appropriate. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but due to wait times, it is strongly recommended to register for an appointment online at any Emergency One location. Patients MUST be seen by a provider in order to access testing at these sites. You must register on the day you are planning to come in. Appointments cannot be made in advance

Testing for Travel/Return to Work

If you are not experiencing symptoms and are seeking COVID-19 diagnostic testing for travel, for your job or to return to work, any of the Emergency One locations can help you through the process.

Results

PCR tests that are sent to a lab are currently taking 2-5 days to receive results. During high-volume testing, results may take 10 or more days. If your test is positive, you will receive a call from a clinical staff member. If your test is negative, you will NOT receive a call, but can find your results on the patient portal.

Fees

While most major insurance companies have indicated they are providing coverage for COVID-19 evaluations, treatment and testing, please check with your health care insurance company to review your benefits. View a list of insurances Emergency One accepts. If you are uninsured, the specimen collection and office/telemedicine visit fee is $165. Specimens are sent out to labs for testing; additional processing fees will be billed separately by the laboratory. Please call the Emergency One location for more information.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

Emergency One - Hyde Park
4274 Albany Post Rd, Ste 1
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(Directions)
(845) 229-2602
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm

Register for an appointment in Hyde Park online.

Emergency One - Poughkeepsie
2555 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(Directions)
(845)330-3200
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, closed weekends

Register for an appointment in Poughkeepsie online.

Excel Urgent Care is offering PCR nasal swab diagnostic tests for COVID-19 for patients of all ages. You must be pre-screened prior to testing; walk-ins are accepted. Please call ahead if you are experiencing symptoms; if you require COVID-19 testing after having your symptoms evaluated, you can choose to be tested in the office or curbside in your car.

Testing for Travel/Return to Work/School

Testing is available for those currently working or returning to work or school.

Results

Results from the lab can take up to 7 days.

Fees

Most insurance carriers are covering COVID-19 testing; check with your insurance company for more details.

For those without insurance, there is no out-of-pocket expense.

Location Information and Hours

Excel Urgent Care of Fishkill
992 Main Street
Fishkill, NY
(845) 765-2240
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

WMCHealth is offering COVID-19 diagnostic testing by appointment only at its Poughkeepsie location at MidHudson Regional Hospital. To make an appointment, you can complete the WMCHealth COVID-19 test registration form (also available in Spanish) or call the COVID Call Center at (914) 202-4530 to request a diagnostic PCR nasal swab test. Patients MUST be screened by WMCHealth to visit this site. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card, if applicable, to your appointment.

Results

At this time, test results can take up to five days or more. 

Fees

If you are uninsured, the self-pay cost for an individual seeking a COVID-19 diagnostic test is $75.

Call center hours

(914) 202-4530

8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday

You will be asked to provide your phone number, address, insurance, and primary care physician's information.

Location Info

MidHudson Regional Hosptial
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Photo ID is required

Northern Medical Group, which includes Community Primary Care and the Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley in Dutchess County, is offering COVID-19 diagnostic testing for current and new patients. You must be pre-screened before visiting this site. Call (845) 226-4590 to make an appointment for a COVID-19 Virtual Visit screening.

Fees

Northern Medical Group will bill your insurance for the Virtual Visit, additional lab fees may apply. If you don’t have insurance, please call, you may be eligible for free testing.

Dutchess County Locations and Hours

Community Primary Care (new and existing patients eligible for COVID-19 screening)
45 Foster Road
Hopewell Junction, NY
(845) 226-4590
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 8am-Noon

Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley (testing for procedural patients only)
159 Barnegat Road
Second Flood
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 452-9800
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-7pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-11am

COVID-19 testing is available at Nuvance Health Medical Practices’ primary care physicians and urgent care facilities for new or existing patients of any age who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or patients previously confirmed positive who require clearance to return to work.

Nuvance Health procedural and surgical patients who meet criteria should have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their procedure or surgery. Your physician or surgeon will let you know if you need a COVID-19 test. COVID-19 testing for procedural and surgical patients will be administered at Nuvance Health hospitals or outpatient locations.

Additionally, Nuvance Health hospitals or outpatient locations will have some availability for testing by appointment only.

Nuvance Health facilities offer self-administered nasal swab testing. Under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional, patients will self-administer a nasal swab to collect a sample from inside the nose. This is not a blood test. A healthcare professional will assist patients who are unable to self-administer the specimen collection. Patients who want a COVID-19 test are asked to first schedule a virtual visit with a primary care clinician.

Fees

There is no out-of-pocket expense for patients with or without insurance.

Location Info

For a complete list of facilities, visit the Nuvance Health website.

Results

Patients can now access testing results from the Nuvance Specimen Collection Sites through the online Health Quest Patient Portal.

Pine Plains Pharmacy is offering curbside COVID-19 rapid antigen testing and PCR nasal swab testing based on availability by appintment only. You MUST pre-register online and schedule an appointment. You MUST provide government issued identification.

You DO NOT need to be exhibiting any symptoms of the virus to be tested. Results can be used for travel, return to school, and return to work. 

Location and Hours

Pine Plains Pharmacy
2965 Church Street
Pine Plains, NY 12567
518-398-5588
Hours: Monday - Saturday by appointment only

Results

Rapid Antigen Testing will take as little as 15-minutes to complete and the results will be sent directly to your smartphone.

Fees

The out of pocket cost for administration, processing, and reporting for a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is $95.

Pulse-MD Urgent Care is offering PCR nasal swabs and rapid tests for patients of all ages who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are concerned they've been exposed to the illness. You MUST be pre-screened by Pulse-MD; walk-ins cannot be accepted.

Follow these simple steps to be tested:

  1. Schedule a same day Virtual Visit (including entering your personal and insurance info. Virtual visits are available 9am-7pm daily.
  2. Once you book your visit online, a Pulse-MD team member will contact you with instructions. You’ll be video chatting with a skilled medical provider via your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. The provider will help determine which test is appropriate for you.
  3. Choose the testing location and time most convenient for you!

Testing for Travel/Return to Work/School

Testing for travel, return to school and return to work is also available.

Fees

Pulse-MD currently accepts insurance for Virtual Visits. There is no out-of-pocket expense for COVID-19 diagnosis or testing. There may be co-pays for regular virtual visits as per your insurance plan. Please inquire with your insurance company for more information.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

Pulse-MD Urgent Care (directions)
696 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 243-7100

Pulse-MD Urgent Care
900 Route 376, Suite H
Wappingers Falls, NY
(845) 204-9260

PCR nasal swabbing is available Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Rapid 15-minute testing is available Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm. Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing, wait times may be longer than usual.

The VA Clinics and the Castle Point VA Medical Center are offering diagnostic COVID-19 testing for Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care and meet the CDC testing criteria. Learn how to apply for VA health careTo receive a test, you must have an appointment; walk-ins cannot be accepted.

You can request a test by:

Please, also be aware that everyone who enters our facilities will be screened for COVID-19, and must wear a cloth face covering. If you have more questions about testing, please call VA311 at (844) 698-2311 (TTY: 711).

Results

Test results are available within 3 to 4 days. If you were tested at a VA health facility and you have a My HealtheVet Premium account, you can get your test results online as soon as we have them. If you don’t have a My HealtheVet Premium account, you can learn how to get your results through My HealtheVet.

Your VA or community care provider will also call you with your test results when they’re available. If you have concerns about your results, call or send a secure message to your provider.

Fees

At this time, VA health care is not charging a copay for COVID-19 testing.

Location Info and Hours

Eastern Dutchess VA Clinic
2881 Church Street (Route 199)
Pine Plains, NY
(518) 398-9240
Hours: Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm; Thursday: 8am-4:30pm

Poughkeepsie VA Clinic
488 Freedom Plains Road
Suite 134
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 452-5151
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Castle Point VA Medical Center
41 Castle Point Road
Wappingers Falls, NY
(845) 831-2000
Hours: Open 24 hours

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care is offering PCR nasal swab testing for new or existing patients (children and adults up to age 26) and the adult/caregiver who accompanies them. All patients must be pre-screened for testing, you must set up a virtual visit

Rapid testing is also available, but only after an in-office assessment.

Results

PCR test results are typically available within 2-4 days. During times of high testing volume, lab results may take longer than expected.

Fees

For a telemedicine visit exclusively for COVID-19 assessment, PM Pediatrics Urgent Care will not collect a copay at the time of service. A claim will be submitted to your insurance to determine your individual financial responsibility. You can view a list of participating insurance companies online. Patients without insurance or non-participating insurance, or Medicare will be charged $65. For those not covered by insurance, PM Pediatrics will submit a claim to the appropriate State program.

For in-office COVID-19 assessments, regular copays apply. Patients without insurance, non-participating insurance, or Medicare will be charged $65 for a PCR nasal swab test or $100 for a rapid test at the time of the visit.

Additional laboratory fees may apply. Please contact your insurance company to determine your financial responsibility for the laboratory fees. If you are not covered by insurance, the laboratory may bill you for the full cost of the test.

Location Info and Hours

1983 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY
(845) 897-4500
Website
Hours: Noon-10pm, seven days a week

COVID-19 Testing

Rite Aid Pharmacy offers no-charge COVID-19 testing at various locations' drive-through pharmacy windows for anyone over age 18. 

All testing locations will use self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. You DO NOT need to be exhibiting any symptoms of the virus to be tested. You MUST provide government issued identification and be at least 18 years old to be tested. You MUST pre-register online to be tested at this site.

Rite Aid will use its Baseline COVID-19 Program to provide screening, scheduling and return of results for its sites.

Dutchess County Location Information

Rite Aid Pharmacy Drive-Through
709 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(Directions)

View the complete list of Rite Aid's COVID-19 testing sites.

Testing Hours

Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm 

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

You MUST pre-register online to be tested at this site.

Hudson River Health Care is now Sun River Health. All locations are offering appointments for PCR nasal swab COVID-19 testing whether or not you have symptoms. To make an appointment to be tested, call one of the locations listed below or 1-844-400-1975.

Results

Test results can take up to 5 days or more depending on testing volume.

Fees

All are welcome, regardless of insurance or immigration status. There is a self-pay scale based on your family's income. Call ahead for more information.

Location Info and Hours

Amenia
3360 Route 343
Amenia, NY
(845)838-7038
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 8:20am-6pm; Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm; Thursdsay: 8:20am-5:30pm; Friday: 8am-5pm

Beacon
6 Henry Street
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-0400
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 8am-8pm; Wednesday-Thursday: 8am-5pm; Saturday: 8am-1pm

Dover
3174 Route 22
Dover Plains, NY
(945) 877-4793
Hours: Monday: 9am-3:30pm; Tuesday: 7:30am-4pm; Wednesday: 9am-3:30pm; Thursday and Friday: 7:30am-4pm

Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-8204
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8am-6pm; Thursday and Friday: 8am-5pm

Poughkeepsie Urgent Care
75 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 686-9700
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 9am-5pm

Valley Urgent Care is offering PCR nasal swab testing for anyone concerned with being exposed to COVID-19 or needing testing for return to work/school or travel reasons. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted at this locationIf you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call when you arrive.

Results

PCR test results are typically available within 2-4 days. During times of high testing volume, lab results may take longer than expected.

Fees

Patients without insurance or non-participating insurance will be charged $75 for a PCR nasal swab test at the time of the visit. Additional laboratory fees may apply. Please contact your insurance company to determine your financial responsibility for the laboratory fees. If you are not covered by insurance, the laboratory may bill you for the full cost of the test.

Location Info and Hours

18 West Road, Suite 1
Pleasant Valley, NY
(845) 635-1590
Hours: 9:30am-7pm Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday, 10am-1pm Sunday

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Sites

All open CareMount Urgent Care locations are performing antibody testing. You must make an appointment to be screened and tested at the Urgent Care facilities. You can schedule a visit with your primary care provider to arrange testing. You may be asked to wait in your car when you arrive to maintain proper distancing and safety. Read more about CareMount's testing options. View a list of antibody test FAQs from CareMount.

Fees

COVID-19 Antibody testing is covered by most insurances. If you do not have insurance, the Total Antibody (blood draw) costs $55 per test. If your Total Antibody is positive, you will need a second test called an IgG, which also costs $55.

Results

Results should be available within 36 hours of your blood draw.

Location Info and Hours

Urgent Care Clinic
30 Columbia Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 231-5600
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6:45pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4:45pm

Oakwood Commons
2507 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-3111
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Merritt Plaza
60 Merritt Blvd.
Fishkill, NY
(845) 765-4990
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Urgent Care Clinic
6734 Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY
(844) 484-6564
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-6:45pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4:45pm

All Children's Medical Group locations are performing COVID-19 antibody testing for existing patients ages 22 and under. Patients must have an appointment, but do not need to be showing symptoms to receive a test. 

Please call (845) 452-1700 for appointments or if you have any questions at this time.

Fees

COVID-19 antibody testing is covered by most insurances, however if other tests are performed during the exam, there may be a co-pay/deductible/co-insurance fee from your insurance. If you are uninsured, please call (845) 452-1700 to speak to a Patient Accounts Representative.

Results

Test results typically are available within 2-3 days, but can take up to 5 days to receive.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

Fishkill
29 Elm Street
Fishkill, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm; Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm

Hopewell Junction
5 Ryan Drive
Hopewell Junction, NY
Hours: Monday 9am-9pm; Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm

Hyde Park
4252 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Poughkeepsie
104 Fulton Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm; Open holidays at 9am

Rhinebeck
5 Hook Road
Rhinebeck, NY
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-9pm; Tuesday & Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-5pm

Emergency One Urgent Care is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19. The tests are intended for individuals of all ages who may have had COVID-19 symptoms, but are no longer symptomatic.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and have recovered for more than 10 days, this test may be able to detect the presence of antibodies indicating an immune response to a past COVID-19 infection.

The test uses blood samples to determine if you may have produced an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Review the LabCorp Frequently Asked Questions about antibody testing.

To receive the test, you can visit any Emergency One location or register for an appointment online at any of the locations.

Fees

While most major insurance companies have indicated they are providing coverage for COVID-19 evaluations, treatment and testing, please check with your insurance company to review your benefits. View a list of insurances Emergency One accepts. If you are uninsured, the specimen collection and office/telemedicine visit fee is $165. Specimens are sent out to labs for testing; additional processing fees will be billed separately by the laboratory. Please call the Emergency One location for more information.

Location Info and Hours

Emergency One - Hyde Park
4274 Albany Post Rd, Ste 1
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2602
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm

Register for an appointment in Hyde Park online.

Emergency One - Poughkeepsie
2555 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 330-3200
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, closed weekends

Register for an appointment in Poughkeepsie online.

Excel Urgent Care is offering antibody tests for COVID-19 for patients of all ages. You must be pre-screened prior to testing; walk-ins are accepted. Results from the lab can take up to seven days.

Fees

Most insurance carriers are covering COVID-19 testing; check with your insurance company for more details.

For those without insurance, there is no out-of-pocket expense.

Location Information and Hours

Excel Urgent Care of Fishkill
992 Main Street
Fishkill, NY
(845) 765-2240
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

WMCHealth’s COVID-19 drive-thru site is open to the public by appointment only for antibody testing. Complete the WMCHealth COVID-19 Antibody Testing Appointment Request form (A Spanish version is also available) to request an antibody test. At this time, test results can take up to three days. Patients MUST be screened by WMCHealth to visit this site.

Fees

If you are uninsured, the self-pay cost for an individual seeking a COVID-19 antibody test is $75.

Call center hours

8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday

You will be asked to provide your phone number, address, insurance, and primary care physician's information. 

Location Info

MidHudson Regional Hosptial
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Photo ID is required at the screening site.

Northern Medical Group, which includes Community Primary Care in Dutchess County, is offering COVID-19 antibody testing for current and new patients. The test is a blood draw. You must be pre-screened before visiting. Call (845) 226-4590 to make an appointment for a COVID-19 Virtual Visit screening.

Fees

Northern Medical Group will bill your insurance for the Virtual Visit. If you don’t have insurance, the fee is $52.

Dutchess County Location and Hours

Community Primary Care
45 Foster Road
Hopewell Junction, NY
(845) 226-4590
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 8am-Noon

COVID-19 antibody testing is available at Nuvance Health Medical Practices’ primary care physicians and urgent care facilities for new or existing patients of any age who have previously been confirmed positive for COVID-19 and recovered. Patients who want a COVID-19 Antibody test are asked to first schedule a virtual visit with a primary care clinician.

Fees

There is no out-of-pocket expense for patients with or without insurance.

Urgent Care locations

For a complete list of facilities, visit the Nuvance Health website.

Test Results

Patients can now access testing results from the Nuvance Specimen Collection Sites through the online Health Quest Patient Portal.

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care is offering PCR nasal swab testing for children and adults. All patients must be pre-screened for testing; walk-ins are welcome or you can set up a virtual visit

Fees

For a telemedicine visit exclusively for COVID-19 assessment, PM Pediatrics Urgent Care will not collect a copay at the time of service. A claim will be submitted to your insurance to determine your individual financial responsibility. You can view a list of participating insurance companies online. Patients without insurance or non-participating insurance, or Medicare will be charged $65. For those not covered by insurance, PM Pediatrics will submit a claim to the appropriate State program.

For in-office COVID-19 assessments, regular copays apply. Patients without insurance or non-participating insurance, or Medicare will be charged $65 at the time of the visit.

Additional laboratory fees may apply. Please contact your insurance company to determine your financial responsibility for the laboratory fees. If you are not covered by insurance, the laboratory may bill you for the full cost of the test.

Location Info and Hours

1983 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY
(845) 897-4500
Website
Hours: Noon-10pm, seven days a week

Pulse-MD Urgent Care is offering virtual visitsavailable 9am-7pm daily, for patients of all ages to schedule a COVID-19 Antibody Test. You MUST be pre-screened by Pulse-MD; walk-ins cannot be accepted due to health and safety protocols. The test will be a venous blood draw, which will be sent to Quest Labs and will determine if patients have had COVID-19 in the past.

Follow these simple steps to be tested:

  1. Schedule a same day Virtual Visit (including entering your personal and insurance info.
  2. Once you book your visit online, a Pulse-MD team member will contact you with instructions. You’ll be video chatting with a skilled medical provider via your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. The provider will help determine which test is appropriate for you.
  3. Choose the testing location and time most convenient for you!

Fees

Pulse-MD currently accepts insurance for Virtual Visits. There is no out-of-pocket expense for COVID-19 diagnosis or testing. There may be co-pays for regular virtual visits as per your insurance plan. Please inquire with your insurance company.

Dutchess County Location Info and Hours

Pulse-MD Urgent Care
696 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 243-7100

Pulse-MD Urgent Care
900 NY-376, Suite H
Wappingers Falls, NY
(845)204-9260

Antibody tests are offered seven days per week, 8am-8pm. Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing, wait times may be longer than usual.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 and Quarantine Instructions

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, our public health team is working around the clock on case investigation. Even with additional staff, you might not hear from contact tracers as quickly as we’d like. To alleviate the already-overwhelmed contact tracing and case investigation apparatus, we have partnered with Rumble Up, a texting platform, to help notify positive cases within the county.

Text Messages for Positive Cases

If you test positive for COVID-19, and provided your cell phone number at the time you were tested for COVID-19, we will send you a free text message:

  • Confirming your positive COVID-19 test result
  • Linking to the below instructions for quarantine/isolation

If you test positive for COVID-19, follow these steps:

  • Start isolating yourself right away. You will need to isolate for a minimum of 10 days. Stay home except for urgent medical care. Inform your doctor’s office of your positive test result before going to your appointment.
    • Isolation = 10 day period following start of symptoms (or from positive test if there are no symptoms)
  • Notify your close contacts so they can quarantine themselves.
    • Close contacts = those who were within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more total in a 24 hour period, when the person was contagious
    • Contagious = starts 2 days before symptoms appear (or 2 days before positive test if there are no symptoms) through the end of the isolation period.
  • You can resume normal activities when:
    • 10 days have passed since symptoms started (or test date if no symptoms), AND
    • You are fever-free for 24 hours, AND
    • Your symptoms have improved.      

Download the Commissioner's Order requiring quarantine/isolation to give to your employer.

For additional information, visit our Contact Tracing webpage and review the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Alert: Guidance for Positive COVID-19 patients and Isolation Protocol.

Download the "What to Do If You Test Postive for COVID-19" flyer
 

Quarantine instructions for Close Contacts

  • Start quarantining right away if you are told you are a close contact. Read definitions of close contacts and who should quarantine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Stay home except for urgent medical care. Inform your doctor’s office you have been in contact with someone who tested positive before going to your appointment. 
  • Monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, get tested.
  • Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 ends after 10 days, without a test required, IF there are no symptoms reported during the quarantine period. Additionally, you must:

This guidance was updated by New York State Department of Health on December 26, 2020 and aligns with CDC guidance (.pdf).

Download the "What to Do If You Test Postive for COVID-19" flyer

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions & Testing Info

New York State is allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 10-day travel advisory quarantine. Travelers from contiguous states, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, are exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. Read the State’s travel advisory and guidance.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for testing, not all testing sites are offering testing for travel/return to work. Additionally, testing is not REQUIRED, but is an option to ‘test out’ of the mandatory 10-day quarantine required by the travel advisory.

To test out early from quarantine following travel:

  • If you were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
  •  If you were out-of-state for LESS than 24 hours:
    • The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
    • However, the traveler must fill out the traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.

Visit the State’s Travel Advisory webpage for information on exemptions for essential workers, quarantine requirements, and other information.

This guidance was updated by New York State Department of Health on December 26, 2020 and aligns with CDC guidance (.pdf).