If you have received a positive test result or been in contact with someone who has received a positive test result and we have not yet contacted you, please be patient. We are working with an extreme influx of cases and will reach out to you as soon as possible. 

Schedule an Appointment

To be tested for the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), please call your primary care physician or the Erie County Health Department at (419) 626-5623 ext. 126 to schedule an appointment.

 

Waiting for Your Test Results?

Go home and wait to hear from your healthcare professional. It may take up to 5-7 days to get your PCR test results back.

If you were tested at the Erie County Health Department / Community Health Center your test results will be available to you through Labcorp's patient portal within 5-7 days of the test. Please follow these easy steps to create an account and receive your test results. You may also print a copy of your results from the patient portal.

  • Go to https://patient.labcorp.com

  • Click on "Create an Account"

  • Complete the "New Registration" information

  • Create a password

  • Submit verification code and follow the site's directions

 

If you have a positive test result, you will be contacted by one of the Erie County Health Department Contact Tracers.

If you DO NOT have symptoms, stay home until you receive your test results from your healthcare provider.

If you DO have signs or symptoms, isolate yourself from other healthy individuals in your home for at least 10 days AND until you've met all three requirements:

  • Symptoms are resolved or better

  • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick

  • No fever for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medications

Contact your employer or school. Do not go to work or school while waiting for your test results.

Contact your healthcare provider or seek care if needed.

Create a list of people you have been in contact with from 2 days prior to symptom onset to now. A close contact is someone you have been with for more than a total of 15 minutes, within 6 feet of each other. Write down their names and contact information.

 

Tested Positive For COVID-19?

Go home and wait to hear from your local health department. You will get a call from the health department in the county in which you live. It could take a few days for the health department to contact you.

If you DO NOT have symptoms, stay home for 10 days from the date of your test.

If you DO have signs or symptoms, isolate yourself from other healthy individuals in your home for at least 10 days AND until you've met all three requirements:

  • Symptoms are resolved or better

  • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick

  • No fever for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medications

Contact your employer or school. Do not go to work or school until you meet the criteria listed above.

Contact your healthcare provider or seek care if needed.

Create a list of people you have been in contact with from 2 days prior to symptom onset to now. A close contact is someone you have been with for more than a total of 15 minutes, within 6 feet of each other. Write down their names and contact information.

Inform those on your close contact list that you have had a positive COVID-19 test. Ask them to quarantine themselves and to be on the lookout for a call from their local health department.

 

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