COVID-19 Testing Sites Columbia County, NY

COVID-19 Testing sites as of 8-2-21

COVID-19 Testing sites as of 8-2-21


Download the Columbia County Health Department mobile app:

Testing Sites

Find a testing site near you-

List of Local Test Sites- COVID-19 Testing sites 8-2-21


You may be able to get free tests through your health insurance plan. Contact your provider to find an in-network pharmacy where you can get up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month. They’ll either be free on the spot or you’ll get fully reimbursed once you submit a claim to your insurance plan.
Medicare now covers up to 8 over-the-counter COVID-19 tests each calendar month, at no cost to you. This will continue until the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. For more information about the program visit:…/coronavirus-disease-2019…
Here is a list of participating pharmacies for the OTC COVID-19 tests:…
You can also visit to order four free rapid tests per residential household. Or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to order. The Postal Service will start shipping them during the week of December 19, 2022.


Download the Columbia County Health Department mobile app:

Back to School Testing

UPDATE: January 28, 2022

Due to low response, CCDOH will be discontinuing the school COVID testing PODs after Monday, 1/31/22, 9am-10:45am (at AB Shaw), and Wednesday, 2/2/22, 9am-10:45am (at Chatham Firehouse). We will continue to provide testing for students and staff of Columbia County schools who need a negative test to return to school. This will be by appointment only at CCDOH Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-11:30am and 12:45pm-3:30pm starting on 2/3/22. Parents may contact (518) 828-3358 x.1251 to schedule these appointments when needed. This testing will still only be for staff/students of Columbia County schools who need a negative COVID test to return to school.

Student COVID-19 Testing- Posted 1/18/2022

CCDOH is now offering COVID-19 testing for staff working in Columbia County schools and for students attending Columbia County schools who need a negative test to return to school.  The primary focus of this testing will be students who were kept home by their parents due to illness and who have seen their symptoms resolve. However, any student who has been informed by their schools that they need to be tested is eligible. Please print, fill out the top half of the form, and bring it with you to the testing site.

Beginning Monday, January 24th, CCDOH will be at the AB Shaw Firehouse in Claverack on Mondays and Thursdays 9-10:45AM and at the Chatham Firehouse on Wednesdays 9-10:45AM


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Ordering Tests

As of November 20, 2023, residential households in the U.S. are eligible for another order of #4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Each order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests ( has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)
  • If an order has not been placed for your address since the program reopened on September 25, 2023, you can place# 2 orders now
  • Orders will ship free

To place your order, please visit:

Expiration Dates Extended

Tests may show “expired” dates on the box, but FDA has extended those dates; see the full list of extended expiration dates.

Home Test to Treat Program

Update December 6, 2023:

The Home Test to Treat program is extending free at-home testing, telehealth and treatment for both COVID-19 and flu to eligible people. Register at or call 1-800-682-2829. To read the media advisory published by the National Institutes of Health, please visit: