BROCKPORT — Due to the rise of Coronavirus cases, there is an increasing demand for tests, Oak Orchard Health said Wednesday. Oak Orchard Health health centers including Albion, Brockport, and Hornell provide testing for people with and without symptoms.
“At the Corfu, Batavia, and Alexander locations we are testing people with symptoms who meet the criteria. To keep everyone safe, all testing is by appointment only,’ Oak Orchard said. “COVID-19 swab tests are available at our health centers outdoors to ensure safety for patients and staff. However, if you have symptoms, please call in advance for arrival instructions. Test results are typically back in three to five days, but in some cases can take up to seven business days.
“We want the community to know that Oak Orchard Health is here for them should they need a COVID-19 test. We have several testing locations and options including a free LetsGetChecked Self-Collection Kit,” said Dr. Mary Obear, chief clinical officer, Oak Orchard Health.
Regarding payment, Oak Orchard starts by billing the insurance companies (co-pays may apply), and should it not be covered, we also offer a sliding fee scale discount based on family size and annual income. For questions or more information, call (585) 637-3905 ext. 221.
“The LetsGetChecked COVID-19 Self Collection Kits were purchased by Oak Orchard, but are being given out free to our patients 18 years of age or older. They can be used at home but are in limited supply. The kits can be used when appropriate based on current testing guidelines,” Oak Orchard said. “The test kit comes with a UPS next-day air return shipping label to send your sample back to the lab. They aim to deliver your results within 24-72 hours of your sample being received in their laboratory.”
The New York State Department of Health says the state continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis. People who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov.
The state Department of Health’s website listing of testing sites in or near Batavia may be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you and includes the locations listed below. The state encourages people to call the testing site or your health care provider before you go for testing. If you go to a test site run by the state, there is never a charge for your test. If you go to a test site operated by local governments, private companies (including pharmacies and medical practices or not-for-profit organizations), you are advised to check with the testing site and your insurer in advance of being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test.
Orleans County Health Department Public Health Educator/Public Information Officer Nola Goodrich-Kresse said, “We have been consistently inquiring of the state to increase testing availability. As new testing sites are approved, they will be updated on the New York State Department of Health testing site.
“We are continually working with local healthcare providers and pharmacies to expand testing opportunities including rapid testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic people. We will announce local testing as it comes online,” she said. “Testing still is limited in Genesee and Orleans counties. We encourage community members to contact their primary care providers for testing if they are symptomatic. The majority of the local testing locations are for those who are symptomatic. All sites require an appointment. Use the state testing link to set up an appointment.”
• Batavia Urgent Care, 16 Bank Street, Batavia, (585) 343-6030;
• CVS COVID-19 Test Site Drive-thru, 259 W. Main St., Batavia, (585) 344-0525;
• Rochester Regional Hospital-United Memorial Medical Center Drive-thru, 127 North St., Batavia, (585) 343-6030;
• Batavia VA Medical Center VA Clinic, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, (585) 297-1000; The VA offers coronavirus testing for veterans who are enrolled in VA health care and meet CDC criteria for testing. If you are a veteran with symptoms of COVID-19, call your VA health care team or your VA facility’s advice nurse before going to any VA location. You can also send your VA provider a secure message through the My HealtheVet health management portal. To apply online for VA health care, visit VA.gov;
• WellNow Urgent Care, 4189 Veterans Memorial Dr., Batavia, (585) 201-5598;
• Orleans Community Health Center-Albion Clinic, 14789 Rt. 31, Albion, (585) 589-2273;
• Sinclair Pharmacy, 75 N. Main St., Warsaw;
• UR Medicine Primary Care — Perry, 3 Handley St., Suite 2, Perry, (585) 237-3227;
• CVS COVID-19 Test Site, Drive-thru, 277 E. Main St., Avon, (585) 226-4500.
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