Anyone can get COVID-19 and get sick. Some people with underlying health conditions and the elderly are at higher risk for severe illness or even death. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 can protect your health and the health of your family and friends.
If you are sick and have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, get tested. Knowing that you have COVID-19 is the first step to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 to friends, family, and co-workers.
Testing sites are widely available in New York State at health centers or select pharmacies. Contact your healthcare professional or use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Test Site Finder to find a testing site near you. You can also purchase an at-home COVID-19 Test Kit at your local pharmacy.
Schenectady Residents can visit the following locations during normal operating hours to request free at-home COVID-19 tests:
As COVID-19 Home test kits become more available the FDA is continuously monitoring the expiration dates to make sure they are accurate. Before throwing away a test where the box says the test is expired check on the testing company's website to see if the expiration date has been extended.
New York State is following the Center for Disease Control's isolation guidance. Access the NYS Affirmation of Isolation Form on the New York State Department of Health website. This Attestation Form allows you to specify your isolation start and end dates based on the guidelines provided by the New York State Department of Health.
Call 518-386-2824 to find out about COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
Fridays 9:30am-11:30am (closed on county holidays)
Walk-ins welcome (Ages 2+).
Schenectady Community Ministries - SiCM
837 Albany Street, Schenectady 12307
Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
By Appointment Only, call 518-386-2824
Schenectady County Public Health Services
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 100, Schenectady, NY 12308
Can't make it to a POD? Call 518-386-2824 ext.1270, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, or leave a message with your contact information and we'll get back to you to schedule an appointment.