COVID-19 Testing Information for All Residents of Syracuse/Onondaga County

COVID-19 Testing, Asymptomatic Hospitality Industry Employee Testing, Testing for All Onondaga County Residents, Symptomatic and Exposure Testing for K-12 Schools

Anyone can now get tested for COVID-19. Call your primary care physician, search for a test site near you, or visit one of the test sites below. See details for registration requirements.

Asymptomatic Hospitality Industry Employee Testing
Onondaga County is now providing testing for hospitality industry employees who are asymptomatic and do not have direct exposure to a positive case. Employees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Click here to register.

Testing for All Onondaga County Residents
Testing is available through Cayuga Health for all Onondaga County residents who would like a test, regardless of whether you have symptoms. Appointments are required, click here to register.

  • CNY Regional Market F-Shed, 2100 Park Street, Syracuse (please enter from NBT Bank Parkway)
  • Monday-Friday, 9am to 1pm
  • Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Insurance information will be collected, but there will be no out of pocket costs
  • Results provided in 24-48 hours at cayugamed.org.
    -Click on the “Sign-Up” link and complete the enrollment information
    -When email confirmation is received (will be instant), create a login/password
    -Click on “Health Record” and then “Results”
    -If you need assistance with your account, please send an email to mycayugahealthsupport@cayugamed.orgor call 607.319.5708

Symptomatic and Exposure Testing for K-12 Schools
Symptomatic testing is available for K-12 students, teachers, and school staff by appointment onlyPlease note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • CNY Regional Market F-Shed, 2100 Park St, Syracuse (please enter from NBT Bank Parkway)
  • Monday-Friday, 9am to 1pm
  • Insurance information will be collected, but there will be no out of pocket costs
  • Register onlineor call Upstate Medical University’s COVID-19 Hotline at 464.2582 and select option #0.
  • This is saliva-based testing with an average turnaround time of 24-48 hours. Results provided through an online patient portal.
  • Important information for saliva-based testing:
    -Do not eat or drink anything, including gum, mints, or lozenges for 30 minutes prior to the test
    -Do not brush teeth or use mouthwash for three hours prior to the test
    -Do not smoke, vape, or using smokeless tobacco products for 30 minutes prior to the test.

On-Site Proactive Testing for Schools
Onondaga County is offering on-site proactive asymptomatic testing to teachers and staff at school districts throughout Onondaga County. School districts will announce when testing is available at each school building.

  • This is pooled saliva testing. Testing is voluntary and there are no out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Pre-registration is required at suny-covid-test.com
  • Pooled results are provided to each building. Anyone part of a positive pool will require individual testing (the same specimen will be utilized and another test does not need to be performed). Insurance information is collected to pay for all necessary individual testing.

Syracuse Community Health Center Testing
Syracuse Community Health Center provides symptomatic and asymptomatic testing. Walk-up and drive-thru testing is available without an appointment at Syracuse Community Health Center, 819 South Salina Street in Syracuse, every Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed 12-1 for lunch).

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