Neighborhood Health Center continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 virus by following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Erie County Department of Health (Erie County DOH).
While still providing needed care, Neighborhood Health Center continues to work with our public health partners in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to keep our patients and team safe.
Drive-up testing is now available to our patients and the public at our Blasdell,Mattina and Northwest locations. Tests are provided on a first come, first served basis with a 50 patient/session capacity limit for testing availability at each site. Once 50 patients/sessions are scheduled, appointments will be offered for another site or another day. Drive-Up COVID-19 testing site locations and hours include:
Neighborhood Health Center | Blasdell - 4233 Lake Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219
Monday - Friday from 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Neighborhood Health Center | Mattina - 300 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14201
Monday – Friday from 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Neighborhood Health Center | Northwest -155 Lawn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207
Wednesday & Friday from 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Neighborhood Health Center's COVID-19 tests are picked up daily at the conclusion of each testing session by a third-party laboratory. At this time, there may be delays in receiving test results. As a result, returned testing results may take up to 15 days to process.
How to get tested
Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Please call us at (716) 875-2904 to schedule a testing appointment. COVID-19 testing at Neighborhood Health Center is available for patients and anyone in the community. We encourage anyone with symptoms or a known exposure to be tested. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card (if applicable) with you for testing.
Neighborhood Health Center patients are encouraged to call ahead to schedule a testing appointment.
When you arrive at the drive-up testing area, you will remain in your car. During the test, a healthcare provider will swab your nose. Follow up information on how to obtain test results will be provided at the end of the visit.
For positive or suspected COVID-19 diagnoses, please click the link below to review the mandatory Erie County Commissioner COVID-19 Isolation Order
Will I need to leave my car? No, please do not leave your vehicle. A healthcare provider will take your nose swab while you remain in your car.
Can someone drive me to the testing site? If possible, please drive yourself to maintain good social distancing. However, this is not required. You may still get tested if you’re the passenger instead of the driver. Multiple people who need testing may drive together.
Do I need to bring ID? Yes, please bring photo identification with you to the appointment so we can verify your identity.
How long does it take to receive my testresults? At this time, there may be delays in receiving test results which may take up to 15 days to process.
Call your primary care provider, stay home and limit contact with family members until advised otherwise. Together with our public health partners, you’ll be advised on recommended next steps.
Call ahead BEFORE going in person to any healthcare facility.
Don’t go to your local emergency department for COVID-19 testing. The emergency department is only for those who need the most critical care.* * If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath or other potentially life-threatening problems, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.
At Neighborhood Health Center, the health of you and your baby is a top priority for us. As we continue to sanitize and disinfect our offices more frequently to ensure your health, it’s important for you to attend all routine and prenatal appointments. Click here to download a list of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy.
All practice pediatric well care visits and routine, non-ill follow-up visits have been moved to the mornings and early afternoons. Pediatric sick visits will be reserved for end of day and evening sessions in efforts to keep well and sick patients separate in all parts of the office.
Neighborhood Health Center has compiled a list of community resources to assist patients and community members during this unprecedented time. Please click here to access our complete list of resources in the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Area. Please be sure to check this list often for updates.
We thank you for working with us during this unprecedented time as we take extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our Neighborhood Health Center family. Please be sure to follow our Facebook page, and to refer back to this page often for updates.
To learn more from the CDC, ECDOH and NYSDOH, click the links below: