COVID-19 Testing Information

All information subject to change without immediate notice.

Free Rapid Antigen Testing

Erie County Department of Health Mobile Testing Unit

Upcoming walk-up testing events:

  • Friday, June 24, 12 pm to 3 pm St. Francis Xavier
  • Tuesday, June 28, 12 pm to 3 pm St. John’s Parish Center
  • Friday, July 1, 12 pm to 3pm Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Important info:

  • Testing, registration and waiting line are outdoors/in-vehicle.
  • No insurance needed. Testing for ages 2 years and older. Persons 17 years and younger must be accompanied by adult parent or guardian.
  • Recommended but not required: Testing Info and Consent Form can be printed and filled out ahead of time.

Additional information:

 

In partnership with LECOM

LECOM Center for Health & Aging
3910 Schaper Ave., Erie
Drive-thru at Adult Day Entrance
814-812-9848. Pre-register at lecomtesting.com

Mondays 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM – 7 PM
Wed-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM

 

LECOM Senior Living Center
5335 Peach St., Erie
Drive-thru at front lobby lane
814-868-3467

Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 9 AM

 

Free PCR Testing

For details, call the center, clinic or pharmacy directly. Unless stated otherwise, PCR testing is offered. Call ahead to confirm schedules, type of test available and if appointment is needed.

Booker T. Washington Center & UPMC

  • 1720 Holland St.
  • 814-453-5744, ext. 235
  • Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; call ahead to confirm if open
  • No Insurance Required
  • Health Workers can provide education
  • Testing ages 2 and up

Community Health Net

  • 1202 State St.
  • 814-454-4530, ext. 282
  • Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. call ahead to confirm if open
  • 17 years and younger must be accompanied by parent/guardian

CVS Pharmacy Testing

Martin Luther King Center & Allegheny Health Network (AHN)

  • 312 Chestnut St.
  • 814-459-2761, ext. 225
  • Thursdays 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; call ahead to confirm if open
  • No Insurance Required
  • Health Workers can provide education
  • Testing ages 2 and up

Quality of Life Learning Center & LECOM

  • 2046 E. 19th St.
  • 814-899-3904
  • Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; call ahead to confirm if open
  • No Insurance Required
  • Health Workers can provide education
  • Testing ages 2 and up

Rite Aid

  • Testing location: 5430 Peach St.
  • 1-800-748-3243
  • riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing
  • Mondays to Fridays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; call ahead to confirm if open
  • Testing is available for ages 4 years old and older

Other COVID-19 Testing Locations

Pharmacy Innovations

  • Testing Sites through PCP or Urgent Care (appointments required)
  • 2936 W.17th Street
  • 814-838-2102
  • pharmacyinnovations.net
  • Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 4:30pm; call ahead to confirm if open and to check price
  • PCR and antigen test offered
  • Appointment is required, schedule through website

UPMC Urgent Care Locations

  • 7200 Peach St., 814-860-3301
  • 2861 W. 26th St., 814-835-6695
  • upmc.com/coronavirus/testing-centers
  • Open daily 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; call ahead to confirm if open
  • Appointments can be made online or as part of a visit
  • 17 years and younger must be accompanied by parent/guardian

LECOM Millcreek Community Hospital

  • 5515 Peach St.
  • Contact PCP directly via phone
  • 17 years and younger must be accompanied by parent/guardian

MedExpress

  • 5039 Peach St.
  • 814-866-1443; call ahead to confirm if open
  • 17 years and younger must be accompanied by parent/guardian

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get tested for COVID-19?

  • Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes), then we recommend that you get tested.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • People with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms can include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose or stuffy nose, fatigue, recent loss of taste or smell.

How do I get tested?

  • If you think you have COVID-19 and feel like you have symptoms, you should first call your primary care provider for a consultation and referral.
  • Drive-up and walk-up testing is available at some hospitals, urgent care centers, community health centers and certain pharmacy testing sites.

How long will I have to wait to get the results of my COVID-19 test?

  • Test results usually come back in approximately 24-72 hours. Depending on test location and current testing demand, this time may vary.  Please contact the individual testing site for more up to date information on test turnaround time.

What should I do while I am waiting for my test results or if I test positive?

Only your health matters related to COVID-19 will be discussed. Your information will remain confidential