Thompson Health Urgent Care Centers test and treat patients who are ill with symptoms. Patients who are not ill and need COVID tests are requested to use free testing locations operated by New York State, many of which offer convenient drive-through sampling. Download information on COVID testing sites and resources.
UR Medicine is conducting nearly 15,000 tests a week to help our patients learn of active or past COVID infections. The results are also an indicator of the level of COVID transmission in our community. While testing capacity in Rochester and nationwide has significantly improved since March 2020, today, most labs are still prioritizing tests for those who need them most.
Read more for details about each test, including costs. Because insurance coverages can change suddenly, we urge all patients to check with their insurer to determine your price for COVID testing.
Sometimes referred to as a PCR test, this test requires a deep swab to the back of your nose to determine if you have an active coronavirus infection. Read below for more information and guidance on insurance coverage.
This is a simple blood test that detects specific proteins on the surface of the COVID virus, and usually determines if an individual has had a previous COVID infection. You will need your provider to order the test; Thompson Health’s guidelines call for only testing patients who:
To comply with New York State requirements and aid in contact tracing efforts, patients must provide additional information before a COVID-19 PCR or antibody test can be administered:
This data is vital to assist in contact tracing, and prevent outbreaks linked to places of work, especially when employees reside in different counties.