COVID Testing

Coronavirus: What you need to know

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COVID Testing at ECH

Diagnostic COVID-19 testing is available at Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s six health centers and can be scheduled by calling (518) 873-3134. Select testing may be scheduled at our emergency department if outside of health center hours and deemed medically necessary. Following your test, follow these steps.

COVID Testing for a Medical Procedure

If you are scheduled for a medical procedures, your physician will require you to be screened within 5 days of your procedure.

Please call (518) 873-3134 to schedule your test and provide the date of your procedure and the name of the physician performing the procedure. Your physician will receive your results within 2-4 days.

It is recommended you self-isolate at home and monitor for COVID-like symptoms before your scheduled procedure.

Provider-Ordered COVID Testing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call your provider. If your provider recommends a test, please call (518) 873-3134 to schedule an appointment at the health center nearest you.

Designated parking spots for testing are marked by signs at each health center. When you arrive, please call the number listed on the sign and wait in your vehicle. A staff member will use a nasal swab to collect a sample through your car window.

Your provider will receive your results within 2-4 days and it is recommended you self-isolate at home and monitor your symptoms during this time. If you have medical concerns, please call your provider; and if you have a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Testing due to Known Exposure

If you are being tested for contact with a known COVID case, it is recommended that you stay in quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure, regardless of whether your test result is positive or negative.  The test result helps determine whether additional contacts may need to be identified to limit further spread.

If You Need a Test, but Do Not Have Symptoms

We encourage you to be tested at a state-sponsored COVID-19 testing site. These sites are available at CVPH, Adirondack Health, and through Hudson Headwaters. Each site has different testing hours and criteria.

  • CVPH laboratory: (518) 562-7400
  • Adirondack Health COVID testing: (518) 897-2462
  • Hudson Headwaters: Call health center nearest you. Ticonderoga Health Center: (518) 585-6708

There is limited availability for asymptomatic testing at Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s health centers. If you cannot travel to the above state-sponsored sites, please call (518) 873-3134. Test results for asymptomatic patients without symptoms and with no known exposure can take up to 10 days.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Those who test positive for COVID-19 will receive a call from a hospital representative.

  • Stay home
  • Separate yourself from others within the household, maintain a six-foot distance
  • Utilize a separate bathroom if possible and disinfect after each use
  • Cough into your elbow or hand and wash hands frequently
  • Wear a face mask if you must be around others
  • If you must seek medical care, call ahead and notify them of your COVID status

If You Have Not Received Your Results

Please call (518) 873-3134