January 15, 2022
Oneida County Offering Weekly COVID-19 Testing at Turning Stone & Utica National
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will be providing weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing through Precision Clinical Laboratories at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona and Utica National Insurance Group in New Hartford.
“Oneida County has been working diligently to add more COVID-19 testing opportunities in more areas of the county as often as possible,” Picente said. “Testing has become an essential component of the Omicron variant surge and we will continue to provide as many options as we can to keep our residents healthy and safe. I thank Oneida Indian Nation Representative & CEO Ray Halbritter and Utica National Insurance Group CEO & Board Chairman Richard Creedon for their partnership in these weekly test sites and Precision Clinical Laboratories for helping us bring this service across the county.”
The Turning Stone drive-thru test site, located at 5218 Patrick Road in Verona, will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and will then be available every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles should enter from the Patrick Road entrance near the SavOn convenience store. Prominent signage will be in place for directions.
The Utica National Insurance Group drive-thru test site, located at 180 Genesee St. in New Hartford, will begin on Wednesday, January 19, and will then be available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles should enter on Genesee Street.
Both test sites are open to the public and no appointments are necessary.
Oneida County also partnered with PCL on Jan. 12 to test 180 county residents at a drive-thru event held at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.
The PCR COVID-19 test, which is collected and processed by Precision Clinical Laboratories (PCL) in Clinton, is a self-administered nasal swab. PCL is permitted through the New York State Department of Health and certified in meeting all requirements to perform high-complexity COVID testing. Results are usually available within 24 hours of sample collection. Tests are free with most medical insurance providers and the cost is $125 for those without insurance.
For more information about PCL and its mobile testing, please call 315-316-0616.