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.
COVID-19 Drive Up Testing | Neighborhood Health Center
Drive-up testing is now available to our patients at our Blasdell and Mattina locations.
Drive-up testing is by appointment only where preparation is required in advance of the visit with the patient's provider.
We require an evaluation from your Neighborhood Health Center provider via TeleHealth of your symptoms prior to scheduling a testing appointment.
If testing is needed, you will receive a scheduled appointment at one of our drive-up testing sites at either our Blasdell or Mattina locations. More information, including directions, will be provided at that time.
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, negative or suspected COVID-19 diagnoses, please click the link below to review the mandatory Erie County Department of Health packet on proper isolation measures.
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.
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.
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 and in compliance with the CDC, NYSDOH, New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA), Neighborhood Health Center will be rescheduling all routine cleanings and non-emergency dental appointments until the risk of COVID-19 has been cleared.
Please contact your dental office if you are experiencing any of the dental emergencies listed below (more information also available from the ADA here) for more direction. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Bleeding that won't stop
Pain and swelling in or around your mouth
Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
Gum infection with pain or swelling
After surgery treatment (dressing change, stitch removal)
Broken or knocked out tooth
Denture adjustments due to pain
Snipping or adjusting wire of braces that hurts your cheek or gums
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: