COVID-19 Community Testing

The Erie County Health Department is offering community testing to anyone who lives or works in Erie County at no out-of-pocket cost. Both PCR and Antibody Testing are available.

PCR Testing

This test is used to determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19.

Cotton swab is inserted into one nostril, just until the cotton tip of the swab is no longer visible. Swab is rotated in a circle around the entire inside edge of the nostril at least 3 times.

The cotton swab is then placed in the other nostril and the process is repeated.

Antibody Testing

This test is used to determine if you were infected with COVID-19 in the past.

Blood is collected through a venous draw from the arm and tested for the presence of antibodies which indicate past infection.


Schedule an Appointment

To be tested for the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), please call the Erie County Community Health Center to schedule an appointment: (419) 626-5623 ext. 174



All participants will be notified of their test results by the Erie County Health Department via telephone


Additional Testing Opportunities:

Additional testing opportunities are available through your primary care provider. Please contact them to set up an appointment. 

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