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Testing for Coronavirus in Dutchess County

COVID-19 Testing

Several sites have opened in Dutchess County for those wishing to receive a diagnostic test for coronavirus/COVID-19.

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

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.

COVID-19 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.

Each location has different criteria for testing - be sure to read the full description and list of requirements BEFORE visiting.

For questions about testing and a host of other COVID related topics please fill out and submit our Coronavirus/COVID-19 Inquiry Form.

Collection Sites in Dutchess County

All open CareMount Urgent Care locations are performing RNA nasal swab testing for COVID-19. You do not need an appointment. You can simply walk-in to any CareMount urgent care facility and be tested. Alternatively, 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 RNA testing FAQs from CareMount.

WMCHealth’s COVID-19 drive-thru site is open to the public by appointment only. Complete the WMCHealth COVID-19 test registration form (also available in Spanish) to request a diagnostic test. At this time, test results can take up to five days or more.

If you are experiencing symptoms, call (845) 303-2727 to be screened and, if appropriate, an appointment will be scheduled.

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. Photo ID is required at the screening site.

Patients MUST be screened by WMCHealth to visit this site

MidHudson Regional Hosptial, 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (directions)

 

Starting in early July, COVID-19 testing will be available at Nuvance Health Medical Practices’ primary care physicians and urgent care facilities for new or existing patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or patients previously confirmed positive who require clearance to return to work. Additionally, Nuvance Health hospitals or outpatient locations will have some availability for testing by appointment only. The drive-through collection site at the Intermodal Center at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill will be closed effective July 2nd.

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.

ealth Quest/Nuvance Health 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.

Pulse-MD Urgent Care is offering virtual visits, available 9am-5pm daily, to speak with residents and first responders experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. According to the company, many insurances are covering virtual visits through April 30. If the person meets the criteria, they will be able to schedule a visit to the Poughkeepsie location to have a sample collected for testing.

Patients MUST be screened by Pulse-MD to visit this site.

Pulse-MD Urgent Care, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie (directions).

Testing site hours: Viral testing is performed Monday through Friday, outside the Poughkeepsie office. PCR nasal swabbing is available Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Rapid 15 minute testing is available Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm.

COVID-19 Testing

Rite Aid Pharmacy will offer no-charge COVID-19 testing at various locations' drive-through pharmacy windows beginning Monday, May 11

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.

Antibody Testing

All open CareMount Urgent Care locations are performing antibody testing. You do not need an appointment. You can simply walk-in to any CareMount urgent care facility and be tested. Alternatively, 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.

 

Emergency One is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19. The tests are intended for individuals 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.

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

Dutchess County Locations

Emergency One - Hyde Park
4274 Albany Post Rd, Ste 1
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(Directions)
Phone: 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)
Phone: 845-330-3200
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, closed weekends

Register for an appointment in Poughkeepsie online.

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. 

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. Photo ID is required at the screening site.

Patients MUST be screened by WMCHealth to visit this site.

MidHudson Regional Hosptial, 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (directions)

Pediatric Urgent Care in Hopewell Junction is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing.

Pediatric Urgent Care
1983 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-897-4500

Office hours: Noon-10pm, 7 days a week

If you would like to get screened for testing, please follow the steps below:

  1. Get screened using the PM Pediatrics Anywhere telemedicine mobile app. Children and young adults age 0-26 also have the option to get screened in person by visiting a PM Pediatrics Urgent Care location. You MUST be pre-approved for COVID-19 testing. Standard copays apply for an office visit, $0 copay for a PM Pediatrics Anywhere visit.
  2. Once approved, a receptionist will contact you 9am-8pm EST to complete a registration and to schedule a time for testing.
  3. Results will be available in 2-4 business days.

Pulse-MD Urgent Care now offers COVID-19 Antibody Testing.

Patients MUST schedule a virtual visit first at www.pulse-md.com to be screened. Only those who have had no exposure to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have had no symptoms for 14 days, and are currently asymptomatic will qualify for antibody testing inside the Poughkeepsie urgent care facility. 

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.

Call the Poughkeepsie Pulse-MD office for more information at 845-204-9260.