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Hospital Visitation Temporarily Suspended Effective 9/8

COVID Testing Centers

St. Lawrence Health has established Community Testing sites across St. Lawrence County where free drive-up tests are safely available to the community. 

Currently, same- or next-day appointments are usually available. Appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure the smoothest experience for our patients. If you have questions about scheduling a COVID-19 test, please call the SLH COVID Hotline.

Regardless of insurance (or lack of insurance), there is NO COST to patients for all COVID-19 tests through St. Lawrence Health.

SLH COVID-19 Hotline (daily): (315) 261-6240

St. Lawrence County Public Health: (315) 229-3448

SLH Community Testing Centers

Regular Hours and locations:
- 77 West Barney Street in Gouverneur: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
- 1 Hospital Drive in Massena: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am - 11:00 am
- 145 Market Street in Potsdam: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

What Does a COVID-19 Test Cost?

Our patients will never be billed for COVID tests. No matter what kind of COVID-19 test a patient receives, there is no cost to the patient.

We do submit claims to insurance; however, even if insurance does not pay the full amount, patients do not receive a bill for the balance.

Before Your Test
  • For your safety and others, you must arrive in a motor vehicle.
  • Each person to be tested must be seated next to a working window.
  • Limit vehicle passengers to those needing a test.
  • Please bring tissues and a washcloth/towel.
  • If you cannot keep your appointment, please call the SLH Hotline (315) 261-6240 so someone else can be tested at that time.
When You Arrive
  • At each SLH Community Testing Center, directional signage will help guide you through the testing site in an orderly fashion.
  • While at the testing site, remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • If the testing site features parking lanes or a drive-through, a check-in number will be clearly listed. Otherwise, upon arrival, call the number you were given when you made your appointment.
  • Upon checking in, you will be asked to blow your nose using the tissue you brought with you. You will need to dispose of the tissue on your own.
  • A health care provider in personal protective gear will come to your vehicle and provide you with instructions.
  • A soft swab will be inserted deep into your nose to get the necessary sample. This may be slightly uncomfortable, but the test is quick and should take less than a minute.
  • After the test, you will be given information/instructions to take with you while you await the results. Although individual turnaround times vary, your COVID-19 test result should be available in 2-4 full days.
Patient Testing Information

Download the COVID-19 Community Testing Patient Information Packet.

Request Your COVID-19 Results

If you need an official copy of your COVID-19 test results for yourself or to send to another entity (work, school, health care provider), click this link to be directed to an online authorization form.