Lewis County’s Free COVID-19 Testing Program Ending July 16th


Published: July 15, 2021 at 05:50 p.m.

By: Press Release from Lewis County Health System




July 15, 2021




Lewis County Free Covid 19 Testing Program Ends on July 16th, 2021


Lowville, New York – Lewis County Health System (LCHS), in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, has been offering free drive-thru Covid-19 testing to our community since July 22, 2020, with approximately 11,200 free tests administered. The NYS free Covid-19 testing program ends on Friday, July 16, 2021.  LCHS is committed to finding another funding source to continue free Covid-19 screening in Lewis County, however, in the short term the service will be suspended.


Free Covid-19 screening tests are no longer available after July 16th, and the Covid-19 testing at Maple Ridge on the East Road in Lowville is suspended until further notice. Any patients needing testing for symptoms should contact their physician to order testing at Lewis County General Hospital through the lab. People requiring a Covid test for preoperative screening should contact their surgeon to arrange testing. Anyone needing a Covid screening test for travel, access to a venue, or other reasons should find an alternative testing site. Alternative test site options can be found on the NYS Covid-19 website.


LCHS apologizes for any inconvenience this temporary suspension of free Covid testing causes for the communities we serve in Lewis County.















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