COVID tests in Tupper, Newcomb

A nurse prepares a COVID-19 test sample in May at an Adirondack Health mobile testing clinic in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)

SARANAC LAKE — Next week, Adirondack Health will conduct mobile testing clinics in Newcomb and Tupper Lake.

¯ Wednesday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, Newcomb Town Hall, 5639 NY-28N, Newcomb.

¯ Thursday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, L.P. Quinn Elementary School, 294 Hosley Ave., Tupper Lake.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended as pre-registered individuals will be prioritized and experience shorter wait times at the mobile test site. To pre-register, please contact the Adirondack Health COVID-19 clinic at 518-897-2462. There is no direct cost to the individual being tested, but Adirondack Health will collect health insurance information and bill insurance companies. Insurance companies, in turn, are prohibited by New York state from charging co-pays or deductibles for COVID-19 testing. Individuals without health insurance will be tested free of charge.

Testing is open to everyone, symptomatic or asymptomatic, regardless of employment status or category. A doctor’s order is suggested but not required. Every COVID-19 test will entail a nasopharyngeal (sinus) swab. Blood draws to check for antibodies are currently unavailable at mobile testing clinics.

The decision to resume mobile testing follows the significant increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the North Country.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Adirondack Health testing availability, visit adirondackhealth.org/covid-testing.


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