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Testing for Coronavirus in Dutchess County

COVID-19 Testing

Several sites have opened in Dutchess County for those experiencing symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19 to be screened. 

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

Transportation to Testing

The City of Poughkeepsie is coordinating transportation for residents to the MidHudson Regional Hospital collection site. Find more information in the MidHudson Regional Hosptial section below.

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. 

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

Collection Sites in Dutchess County

If you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • you called your doctor’s office and had a consultation;
  • based on your symptoms and other information you provided, your doctor determined you meet criteria for COVID-19 testing and ordered a test for you; and
  • you have a scheduled appointment at the collection site (your doctor will give you the phone number to call to schedule an appointment)

Please visit one of the following drive-through collection sites, sponsored by Nuvance Health. Samples will be sent offsite for testing.

  • Intermodal Center at Dutchess Stadium, Route 9D, Fishkill (directions)
  • Tech City, 300 Enterprise Drive, Kingston (directions)

Collection site hours (subject to change): 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Saturday

For additional information, read the news release, Nuvance Health Opens COVID-19 Collection Sites in Dutchess and Ulster Counties for Pre-Screened People, or the Frequently Asked Questions from Nuvance.

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. A tent is set-up in the back of the building.

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

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

Testing site hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Testing Site Information

WMCHealth’s COVID-19 drive-thru site is open to the public by appointment only. At this time, test results can take up to five days.

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-6pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday

You will be asked to provide your phone number, address, 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)

Transportation to the MidHudson Regional Hospital Site

The City of Poughkeepsie, in partnership with Dutchess County and MidHudson Regional Hospital, has launched an initiative to provide transit service to and from the hospital's COVID-19 testing site. 

Residents who lack transportation, but want to be tested, should call 845-451-4073 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays to schedule an appointment. The testing will be available between 9 a.m. to Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

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

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
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
Phone: 845-330-3200
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, closed weekends

Register for an appointment in Poughkeepsie online.

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

Patients MUST schedule a virtual visit first at 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.