A COVID-19 testing clinic in Auburn this week is open to people with or without symptoms of the virus. The Cayuga County Health Department and Auburn Community Hospital are hosting the no-cost drive-thru clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the hospital. Visitors should use the helipad entrance on Lansing Street and will be given instructions on how to get results from an online portal.
The clinic is for people who are symptomatic or asymptomatic (not experiencing symptoms) and an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, go to cayugacounty.us/health and click on "COVID-19 Clinics." When making the appointment, you must provide your legal name, email address, home address, phone number and insurance information. If the insurance policy is in someone else's name, you should provide their name and date of birth. If you don't have insurance, write "no insurance" in the relevant fields.
Meanwhile, Syracuse VA Medical Center announced Monday that it has launched a COVID-19 vaccination appointment scheduling hotline at (315) 425-4488. Veterans enrolled in VA health care who are 65 and older and veterans 18 and older with high risk health conditions can call any day between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The VA is currently vaccinating veterans in Syracuse and at outpatient clinics in Rome, Watertown and Binghamton.