Rapid testing cost is $65 per person which will be paid at the time of making your appointment.
You can later submit your invoice to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Employers: Rapid testing DISCOUNTED pricing for employee weekly group testing.
For Parkway Drugs North Utica please call Vinny Chiffy, (315) 624-9988 for more information.
For Parkway Drugs in East Utica please call Jim Femia or Tony Chiffy, (315) 735-3525 for more information.
Testing is available at the walk-up window only.
Do not enter the store for testing.
Only one person can register per phone.
Please do not register more than one person per phone, you will get charged twice and only be able to use one test.
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Any person in New York that wishes to be tested for COVID-19 may be tested. However, this does not mean that insurance will cover the cost of the test. Parkway Drugs is finding that many commercial payers are NOT setup for pharmacies to provide rapid COVID tests at this time.
Parkway Drugs recommends COVID-19 testing be performed in accordance with guidelines from New York State, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the manufacturers of the testing kits. If a patient is tested outside of state or federal guidelines, or any additional guidelines issued by their insurance company, the patient will be responsible for all charges associated with the test. Many commercial payers have restrictions on COVID-19 testing and as such are not covering COVID testing for screening and assessment of asymptomatic patients for purposes such as travel advisories, employer mandates, back to school requirements, visits to nursing homes, or research. Please check the website of your insurance company for the most up to date information.
Parkway Drugs recommends patients schedule testing based on the timing of the development of symptoms associated with COVID-19, at least 2-3 days after symptoms have developed. According to the CDC, and based on preliminary data, the median incubation period and time to symptom onset is approximately 5 days from exposure, but may range anywhere between 2-14 days.
There may be free testing sites available from the Department of Health, check with the Oneida County Health Department for more details.
Anyone who is symptomatic should remain in isolation until COVID-19 has been ruled out.
Due to the demand for testing we ask that patients NOT book appointments as place holders. We will reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for any no shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
The Rapid COVID tests utilized by Parkway Drugs (and other providers) are not FDA approved and instead have been made available under what is called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. For more information on EUAs related to COVID click here.