St. James Hospital to offer Drive-Up COVID testing by appointment

Coronavirus

HORNELL, N.Y. (WETM) – St. James Hospital will begin offering scheduled drive-up COVID-19 swab testing by appointment starting Friday, October 9.

The service will be available at the Medical Office Building, 7309 Seneca Rd., Hornell, seven days a week.

Patients should call (607) 247-2218 to schedule an appointment time.

Patients will need a requisition (paper or electronic prescription) from their healthcare provider and will need to pre-register for their appointment.

The patient’s insurance will be billed for the test; patients without insurance may call (607) 247-2218 for financial assistance.

St. James drive-up COVID testing will operate as follows:

  • Each patient must have a written or electronic requisition (prescription) from their healthcare provider for COVID testing. It may be faxed to (607) 385-3616.
  • Each patient will call (607) 247-2218 to pre-register and schedule a time for their drive-up test.
  • Patients will stay in their vehicles at all times and follow the signs to the testing area.
  • Patients may access their test results through UR MyChart, or the provider who ordered the test will contact the patient when results are available.

“We want to keep our patients safe while also providing them with the best care possible,” said Bryan O’Donovan, president and CEO. “Drive-up testing is a way for patients to receive COVID testing without risking exposure to and from others. This service is for pre-procedural patients, as well as those that have an order from their healthcare provider and need test collection as part of their care. As always, individuals that need to be seen by a provider can access our Urgent Care center.”

St. James Urgent Care (7309 Seneca Rd., Suite 103) is open seven days a week, 10am – 8pm. Patients with Urgent Care questions are encouraged to call ahead at (607) 385-3800.

To schedule a drive-up COVID test call registration at (607) 247-2218, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm.

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