LOWVILLE, NY ─ Lewis County Health System, in partnership with New York State, will be offering free COVID-19 testing for residents. Beginning July 16, 2020, residents can get tested for COVID‑19 at scheduled drive‑up testing sites located on the main hospital campus in Lowville and the outlying health centers.
The testing site area will be designated at each location and be outside the office away from patient care areas to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our office patients that need to see their regular provider.
“We are pleased to partner with New York State to provide increased access to COVID-19 testing,” stated Sean Harney, MD, LCHS Chief Medical Officer of Employed Practices. “We hope this will be an additional tool to help control the spread of COVID-19 in our community and limit the effect of this pandemic for our North Country neighbors.”
Free COVID-19 testing will be offered three days a week from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Two nurses will staff the drive-thru test sites, one from Lewis County Health System and one from Lewis County Public Health. Samples will be sent to an off-site New York State (NYS) designated lab. Results are expected to be reported to us in three to five days.
All patients requesting testing must be at least eight years of age and will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, physical address, and a phone number to allow for contact tracing and result follow-up.
Designated NYS COVID-19 testing site dates and locations are listed below:
JULY (Testing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Lowville at Lewis County General Hospital (Adjacent to the ER) – 7/16, 7/20, 7/23, 7/27 and 7/30
Beaver Falls at Beaver River Health Center – 7/29
Harrisville at Harrisville Health Center – 7/22
AUGUST (Testing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Lowville at Lewis County General Hospital (Adjacent to the ER) – 8/3, 8/6, 8/10, 8/13, 8/17, 8/20, 8/24, 8/27, and 8/31
Beaver Falls at Beaver River Health Center – 8/19
Harrisville at Harrisville Health Center – 8/12
Lyons Falls at South Lewis Health Center – 8/5, 8/26