County Executive Ryan tours new Midtown Kingston testing facility
KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan today announced information about Ulster County’s third COVID-19 testing site located in Midtown Kingston in partnership with HealthAlliance. The new location will be open five days a week and will continue to increase testing capacity in Ulster County. Located on Grand Street, conveniently just off Broadway near the YMCA, the site will accommodate both walk-ins and drive-through testing with an appointment.
“This additional testing site in Midtown Kingston will expand accessibility by ensuring all residents have access to testing. By having both walk-in and drive-through testing options, we will increase our testing capacity and slow the spread of COVID-19,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said. “I want to thank HealthAlliance for their continued close partnership providing crucial support and resources to keep every Ulster County resident healthy and safe.”
“We are pleased to partner with Ulster County in offering this new, appointment-only COVID-19 test site to the community. It will serve residents from Ulster County and surrounding communities, offering safe and convenient walk-in and drive through testing at our WMCHealth Advanced Physician Services medical practice located at 27 Grand Street in Kingston,” Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley M.D. Michael Doyle said. “This Ulster County testing location will be WMCHealth’s fifth in the region, and our network now has testing centers in or near every community where we have a hospital. To date, WMCHealth testing centers have cared for more 20,000 of our Hudson Valley neighbors, and we look forward to providing Ulster County residents with this vital service.”
Earlier this week, County Executive Ryan acknowledged the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color. In response, he has directed the Ulster County Human Rights Commission to develop a plan and work with these communities to better ensure equity and access to information, treatment, and other resources. Additionally, this testing site aims to better serve residents and increase accessibility for those who may not have access to a vehicle by providing walk-in appointments.
The midtown testing site is located at 27 Grand St., Kingston, NY 12401. It will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Individuals seeking a COVID-19 test should call 845-303-2730. The phone hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.
Additionally, the mobile testing site at TechCity and Ellenville Hospital will continue to operate. Individuals seeking more information about these testing sites can visit: https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/mobile-testing/
Residents permitted to enter the site will be met by a trained provider who will collect a sample for lab testing. After leaving the test site, residents should return home and limit interactions with others during this time. Those who are tested should plan to self-quarantine for up to 14 days and will receive self-quarantine guidelines at the collection site. It may take up to six days to receive test results back and individuals who receive tests will be notified by their doctor with the results. Both healthcare providers and law enforcement will be on site.
There are currently 1234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23 fatalities in Ulster County.
Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888
NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065
Photo: (Left to right: Chief Medical Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Dr. Michael Doyle and Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan at the on-site at the Midtown Kingston testing site).