COVID-19 Testing at the Pharmacy

We are now offering FREE COVID testing right at the pharmacy!

**Testing available Monday-Friday 

**We test up to 50 people per day, these slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.

We are using the Abbot Binax Now COVID-19 Antigen test.  This is a rapid Point of Care test that gives results in 15 minutes or less. 

 

The test consists of a simple nasal swab.  Some people find it to be slightly uncomfortable but it is generally not painful.  Once you have completed the swab your results will be available in 15 minutes.  

COVID tests are available walk-in, no appointment required. 

 

Upon completion of the test you will receive a statement declaring you negative or positive - this can be used for workplaces and school. 

 

If you are planning on traveling and need a test for travel please check with the airline or travel agency first - some require specific types of tests.  Ask them if they accept results from the Abbott Binax NOW COVID Antigen Test.  

 

Please be sure to bring your insurance card.  You will not be charged a fee for the test but we do attempt to bill your insurance for the test.  If you do not have insurance that is okay - tests for the uninsured will be paid for by the Federal Government.

**Testing will resume Tuesday March 9th 2021.  Please see below for changes to the process.**

Procedure

 

When you arrive, if there is a line outside, this is the line for testing, please hop in! If there is no line you may come inside, wait by the front door until an employee greets you. 

 

A staff member will take your name and phone number and hand you a form.  They will instruct you to wait in your car or at home if you live nearby. 

 

You will receive a text message when it is your time to enter the pharmacy.  Please come back with the completed form and wait in line inside the store on one of the stars on the ground.

 

Once you are done with testing we ask you to wait outside and we will bring results out to you in 15 minutes.

 

At the bottom of the form is a number labeled "Accession #" This number is your place in line out of 50.  We test #1 around 10AM and #50 around 1-2pm. 

Want more info about COVID? Check out the links below

65 Central Ave

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 621-7748

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