Alice Hyde to Launch Satellite State COVID Test Site
Starting Tuesday, September 8, Alice Hyde will offer COVID-19 screening tests to those without symptoms at its Drive-Thru Testing Site at 130 Park Street, behind Alice Hyde Occupational Health, every Tuesday from 1 – 3 p.m.
Working in collaboration with CVPH, which launched a New York State designated COVID-19 testing site earlier this summer, the state-sponsored COVID testing will allow asymptomatic individuals access to COVID-19 screening tests. Testing will be provided free of charge to those who do not have symptoms of the virus and meet other criteria, including:
- The need to be tested to return or remain at work
- Anyone subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine by the Department of Health
- Those consider essential workers and who have directly public contact.
A complete list of criteria can be found on the Alice Hyde website. Testing for asymptomatic individuals during the designated days and times will be provided without a physician’s order. However, a completed requisition form, which can be found on the Alice Hyde website, is required.
Asymptomatic individuals seeking a COVID-19 test during state-sponsored testing hours will remain in their vehicles and all testing, check-in and check-out procedures will be completed at the curbside. The testing site will offer 15 tests during the 2-hour state-sponsored testing period each Tuesday.
Test results will be available in 7-14 days and can be accessed online via the BioReference Laboratory patient portal. A hard copy of the results will also be mailed to each patient. Those with a positive result will be contacted directly by a hospital representative.
Alice Hyde’s Drive-Thru Testing Site also provides COVID-19 testing for both symptomatic patients and pre-operative patients scheduled for surgery or a variety of medical procedures, as required by New York State Department of Health. That testing is performed from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday – Friday, and patients receive their results directly from the ordering provider.