December 31, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces 6 New State Testing Sites Across New York Amid Recent Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Governor Hochul Announces 6 New State Testing Sites Across New York Amid Recent Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Sites Open on Tuesday, January 4 – Appointments can be Made Here

Builds on Governor's Announcement on Wednesday of 13 New Covid-19 Testing Sites Open Across the State Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 6 new State testing sites to address the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. These sites are aimed providing additional testing options in areas of high need throughout the Capital, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and Western New York regions.    

“We want to start the New Year strong and use every tool at our disposal,” Governor Hochul said. “By mobilizing testing sites throughout the state, we will make sure testing is more accessible and convenient for New Yorkers. We will continue to expand testing availability to every corner of the state, evaluating where more capacity and additional sites are needed soon. I encourage every New Yorker to take advantage of a site near them.”     

Sites are currently being mobilized with all locations slated to open on January 4, 2022. Upon launch, all sites will offer rapid antigen tests. New Yorkers are strongly encouraged to make appointments here. Test results are sent following the appointment through email or text message. Walk-in appointments will also be available. 

Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, “Under Governor Hochul’s leadership, we continue the important work of expanding access to quick, accessible testing throughout the State. In partnership with WellHealth, these six new sites will bring even more rapid tests to New Yorkers. Rapid testing remains a critical tool in our toolkit as we combat the winter surge and work to keep our communities safe from spread – and I encourage New Yorkers to utilize these new sites.” 

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, "I want to thank the Governor for her commitment to expand COVID testing sites including the one at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.  Adding additional sites here in Westchester and throughout New York is a top priority for the Senate. I know the last few weeks have felt like a step back on all of the progress we have made. We hoped to be completely opened up for the holidays, but COVID had other plans for us. But this is not a repeat of March 2020. We now have a strong arsenal of tools to fight this virus and limit the human and economic toll of the pandemic. We need everyone to get vaccinated, get boosted, wear masks and get tested as we push through this latest phase of the crisis." 

WellHealth CEO & Medical Director Dr. Abdul-Ahad Hayee, MD, one of the founding partners of Well Health said, “It is our mission to help as many people as possible find easy, accessible COVID-19 testing sites and deliver quick, accurate results. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are proud to work with New York State and the Department of Health on this partnership to bring six new test sites to New York communities in different locations throughout the state, as we’ve successfully done with so many other states already. We thank Governor Hochul for her leadership in ensuring New Yorkers’ have even more access to testing – helping communities stay safe and stay open.” 

Please note that on January 4, 2022, operating hours will be 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for all sites with the exception of the Capital Region site that will be open until 7 p.m. After January 4, sites will be open during regular hours. A list of the new testing sites by region and operating hours is below:      

Capital Region 

Crossgates Mall (Former Ruby Tuesday location) 

1 Crossgates Mall Road 

Albany, NY 12203     

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 


Central New York 

CNY Regional Market F Shed 

2100 Park Street 

Syracuse, NY 13208      

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  


Finger Lakes 

YMCA Carlson MetroCenter 

444 E Main Street 

Rochester, NY 14604  

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  


Hudson Valley 

Grace Baptist Church 

52 S 6th Avenue 

Mount Vernon, NY 10550           

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 


Patriot Hills Golf Club 

19 Club House Lane 

Stony Point, NY 10980  

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  


Western New York 

Northwest Buffalo Community Center 

155 Lawn Avenue 

Buffalo, NY 14207    

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  


Additional sites throughout the state are being planned as well, and information regarding these sites will be announced soon. New Yorkers can find sites near them here.  

About WellHealth:

WellHealth offers ‘Turnkey Covid Care’ with rapidly deployable and completely hands-off experience complying with testing needs, Covid case management, and treatment. WellHealth continuously drives new testing and treatment capabilities by enabling strong technology to deliver easy, scalable, solutions. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WellHealth team established unique protocols and delivered a comprehensive set of medical and safety measures to our patient populations. To date, Well Health has delivered more than 1.1 million COVID-19 tests across the United States with the ability to continue testing at a rate of tens of thousands per day. Well Health has served residents in Texas, South Carolina, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, New Jersey, Arizona, North Carolina, Kansas, and now, New York, and continues to expand testing across North America.  

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Albany: (518) 474-8418
New York City: (212) 681-4640


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