Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We understand that the stress of locating a testing site and the time it takes to get the results can put families in uncomfortable situations. The process for obtaining a test, finding a location, and getting results back to the school can be confusing and is not always clear. In an effort to ease some of the stress we have compiled a list of locations for testing, the procedures you will need to go through and how to communicate test results back with school. Our goal is to support our families going through this process and to keep our school and community safe.
The NYS test site finder: https://my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites/
Coronavirus test criteria and availability are changing daily. Check your state guidelines and call the coronavirus testing site before you go to learn about testing criteria, availability and hours.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider or telehealth program to discuss whether you should be evaluated for testing.
- Each coronavirus test provider will determine if testing is appropriate based on your symptoms, risk factors, and test availability.
- UPDATE: Due to an increase in demand, there may be longer than usual wait times for testing and results in certain areas.
If your child is sent home from school for COVID-19 related symptoms we are now required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of sending your child home. Below are locations that will provide testing. Wilton Medical Arts has been the quickest with test results and easiest for families to utilize due to no appointments, rapid testing (not the big long swab), and quick turnaround of results. Any of the locations listed below (on the back) will provide testing.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times.
Wilton Medical Arts
3040 Route 50 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 580 - 2273 - hit 0 to speak to front desk
Monday-Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Drive up to booth
Albany Med EmUrgentCare - Price Chopper Plaza
7 Price Chopper Plaza, Mechanicville, NY 12118
(518) 264 - 9000
Monday - Sunday 9AM - 9PM
Malta Med Emergent Care
6 Medical Park Drive, Malta, NY 12020
(518) 289 - 2024
2106 Ellswoth Blvd. Malta, NY 12020
(518) 289 - 5219
Monday - Friday 7AM - 12 PM, 1PM - 3PM
211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 587 - 3222
Monday - Sunday 7AM - 5PM
Physician Order Required