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Testing for Coronavirus in Dutchess County

This page provides you with key information about COVID-19 testing including:

Diagnostic 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.


At Home Testing

Federally Provided Tests

The federal government offers free at-home tests by mail to all homes in the US. You can order yours at Residents can also call the federal government's free call line at 1-800-232-0233 to phone-in an order.

State/County Provided Tests

Dutchess County in partnership with New York State has been distributing free, at-home COVID-19 test kits to every town, city, and village throughout Dutchess County. We are also working with public schools, private schools, day care centers, faith-based organizations, and a number of community organizations, for public distribution.

Residents should check their municipality’s website or call for specific information about when and where test kits will be available. Kits are also available through county offices including, the Office for the Aging, Department of Motor Vehicles, The Department of Community and Family Services and more.

Retail Purchased Tests

At-home tests are also widely available at local retailers and pharmacies. Check with your local pharmacy for availability and quantity restrictions. Health insurance company are required to provide reimbursement for up to eight at home tests per month for each person on the insurance plan.

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.


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.


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, Optum Urgent Care and laboratory locations cannot accept orders from non-Optum doctors for the viral RNA nasal swab testing. 

All open Optum Medical locations are performing RNA nasal swab testing for COVID-19 for Optum 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 Optum's testing options

Testing for Travel/Return to Work

Due to overwhelming demand for testing, Optum 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.


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


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.


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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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.


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
(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
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 from the lab can take up to 7 days.


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.


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


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.


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. Patients can schedule COVID-19 telehealth visit with the medical practices’ next available primary care doctor, who can order testing and provide medical advice.

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

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.


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.


Patients can access testing results through the online Patient Portal.

Pine Plains Pharmacy is offering curbside COVID-19 rapid antigen testing and PCR nasal swab testing based on availability by appointment 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
Hours: Monday - Saturday by appointment only


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


Please see registration site for fees.

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.


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


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
Hours: Noon-10pm, seven days a week

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).


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.


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

Prevention Healthcare Services is offering rapid antigen testing for patients who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are concerned they've been exposed to the illness and 1-hour RT-PCR tests for international travelers. Patients testing for COVID-19 are required to wait in their car.

Patients may book appointments online at or text 845-202-2050.


There is no out-of-pocket expense for COVID-19 antigen testing (insurance depending).  RT-PCR tests for international travel are available for a fee of $120.

Location Info and Hours

Prevention Healthcare Services
488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 122
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Testing is available Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm.


Antigen tests: Patients will be called with their test results and lab reports are sent via secure encrypted email. Turnaround time is 30-45 minutes.

RT-PCR tests for travel: Patients will be called with test results and lab reports are sent via secure encrypted email. Patients will also receive a hardcopy document for flying. Turnaround time is 1 hour.

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.


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.

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

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.


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


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

3360 Route 343
Amenia, NY
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 8:20am-6pm; Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm; Thursday: 8:20am-5:30pm; Friday: 8am-5pm

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

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.


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


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