Released: 4/29/2020 2:59:13 PM
Kaleida Health today announced that it has expanded hours for its COVID-19 testing site on the East Side of Buffalo.
Opened last week (Thursday, April 23), it is located at the Leroy Coles Library on East Delevan Avenue. The site is now open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those that are in need of a COVID-19 antigen test (symptomatic with fever >100, cough, shortness of breath), can call Kaleida Health’s hotline number to review their symptoms and be scheduled for a test over the phone.
All individuals must have an appointment to receive a test as the clinic cannot accommodate unscheduled testing.
Individuals can schedule a test by visiting https://www.kaleidahealth.org/coronavirus. They should have a prescription from their primary care provider to get tested if possible.
Test results can be returned in about 48-72 hours through the ordering healthcare provider.
Kaleida Health’s COVID-19 testing clinic was opened in conjunction with the African American Health Disparities Task Force, County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Department of Health, Erie County Legislature Chairwoman April Baskin, Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.
The Leroy Coles Library is located in zip code 14215, which currently has the highest number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Erie County.
For related questions, you can call Kaleida Health’s Coronavirus Hotline (716) 859-3222, which is open seven days a week from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.