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The impact of COVID-19 is only adding to the already disproportionate health outcomes of underserved communities in our region and around the country. Please share this information about the opening of three mobile walk-up COVID-19 test sites in Albany’s South End, Arbor Hill, and West End neighborhoods, along with a site in Watervliet.

Walk-up means that no car is needed, however all mobile COVID-19 testing is done by appointment only and after being screened for symptoms over the phone by calling the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center at 518-465-4771.

Walk-up sites will be available at the following times and locations:

Thursday, April 16
Capital South Campus Center
20 Warren St., Albany
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17
Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center
920 Lark Dr., Albany
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17
Bleecker Terrace Apartments
North Manning Blvd., Albany
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17
Whitney M. Young Jr. Watervliet Health Center
1804 Second Ave., Watervliet
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Moving forward, the Whitney M. Young Jr. site in Albany (920 Lark Drive) will be open weekdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and the other three (3) sites will rotate with a morning and afternoon location.

The schedule of locations and times will be posted on the Albany County website at .

Please help us share this information widely.


How to Get Tested for COVID-19
Contact your health care provider.
Call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 2019 Novel Coronavirus 24-hour hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to be screened for the UAlbany testing site. No walk-ins will be allowed at the UAlbany testing site. You must make an appointment and be in a vehicle.
Visit the NYSDOH COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Webpage
CDC coronavirus self-checker. A guide to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.

How to Get Your COVID-19 Test Results
If you were tested the University at Albany, test results are sent to the individual by phone, text, or you can access the online patient portal.
Create a patient portal account with BioReference Laboratories to access your test results.
You can also contact BioReference Laboratories at 833-469-5227.
If you had testing performed through another laboratory or private health care provider, check to see if they have a patient portal or phone line where you can obtain your results. Regardless of testing site, if you are an Albany County resident and your test result is positive (detected or presumptive positive), the Albany County Department of Health will be contacting you.

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