COVID-19 testing sites announced in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua counties

The testing sites and three mobile units will be placed in 17 zip codes that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Wednesday, ECMC announced the establishment of a community COVID-19 testing program, which will create 27 new testing sites throughout three Western New York counties.

The 27 sites will be run by 10 community health centers and primary care practice organizations throughout Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties. The community health centers and primary care practice organizations have been approved to receive $2.3 million in Delivery Service Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) funds. The testing sites have been made possible through ECMC by redirecting Medicaid funds.

The testing sites and three mobile units will be placed in 17 zip codes that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. This includes Amherst, Buffalo, Dunkirk, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Wheatfield and Williamsville.

“The ECMC DSRIP-funded community testing sites program is part of a multi-pronged community-based healthcare initiative designed to support Western New York’s vulnerable, at-risk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. Ph.D., president and CEO of ECMC. "NYS Medicaid Waiver funding is being used in these vulnerable communities to increase testing and link individuals with primary care. The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting minority and economically challenged areas due to social determinants of health that have created underlining health conditions in these communities.”

The full list of testing sites can be found below.

Chautauqua County

All sites open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.

  • 319 Central Avenue, Dunkirk
  • 1134 Central Avenue, Dunkirk
  • 107 Institute Street, Jamestown

Niagara County

  • 80 Main Street, Suite 5, Lockport. Open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every other week.
  • 2715 Highland Avenue, Niagara Falls. Hours vary.
  • Pine Street entrance of Niagara Falls Memorial Center. Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Community Health Center of Niagara 2715 Highland Avenue, Niagara Falls. Saturday and Sunday, hours vary.
  • John A. Duke Niagara Falls Senior Citizen Center, 1201 Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls. Saturday and Sunday, hours vary.
  • North Tonawanda Primary Care Center 1089 Kinkead Avenue, Suite 111. Saturday through Sunday hours vary.
  • Summit Healthplex 6934 Williams Road, Wheatfield. Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every other week.Erie County
    • 3610 Main Street, Amherst 14226. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Rapha Family Wellness Center 2200 Main Street, Buffalo 14214. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Rapha Family Wellness Center Mobile Medical Unit. Variable community locations variable hours.
    • Community Health Center of Buffalo, 34 Benwood Avenue, 14214. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Community Health Center of Buffalo. Mobile Medical Unit. Variable community locations variable hours
    • ECMC Family Health Center 462 Grider Street, 14215. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Evergreen Health 3297 Bailey Avenue, 14215. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Jericho Road 1021 Broadway Street, 14212. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
    • Jericho Road 184 Barton Street, 14213. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
    • Jericho Road variable community locations, variable hours.
    • Kaleida 28 Best Street, 14215. Monday through Friday variable hours.
    • Kaleida 1187 East Delevan Street, 14215. Monday through Friday variable hours.
    • Kaleida 100 High Street, 14203. Monday through Friday variable hours.
    • Kaleida 1001 Main Street, 14203. Monday through Friday variable hours.
    • Neighborhood Health Center (Mattina) 300 Niagara Street, 14201 Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Neighborhood Health Center (NHC Blasdell), 4233 Lake Avenue, 14219. Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Urban Family Practice 564 Niagara Street, Buffalo, 14201. Nasal swab: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Antibody: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Urban Family Practice 1315 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, 14208. Nasal swab Tuesday and Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Antibody Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Urban Family Practice Mobile Medical Unit, Buffalo. Variable community locations, variable hours.
    • Kaleida 2100 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, 14221. Monday through Friday variable hours.
    • Kaleida 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville, 14221. Monday through Friday variable hours.

 

 

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