Community News COVID-19

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Now Open for Anyone Wanting to be Tested

Cattaraugus County Health Department

The Cattaraugus County Health Department in partnership with Olean General is further expanding its COVID-19 testing capabilities. In an effort to determine how prevalent the disease is in our community and continue to monitor the health of our residents we have enhanced our capabilities with additional testing locations, days of operation, and access to testing for all of our residents. Please note, this is a swab test which will determine if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. This is not an antibody test.

Testing is available for anyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19 regardless if they are symptomatic.

Only symptomatic individuals will be subject to quarantine/isolation. Individuals whose COVID-19 test comes back positive, will be subject to isolation following the County Health Department’s policy. Those who meet any of the following criteria are strongly encouraged to be tested:

COVID-19 symptoms such as: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath, Body aches, Headache, Sore throat, Loss of taste or smell, Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
Close contact with a known COVID-19 positive person
Healthcare worker, first responder, or other essential workers who directly interacts with the public

All testing requires pre-registration and an appointment time. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To register for testing go to or call 716-938-9119. After registration, you will be contacted to schedule your testing time and location. *Testing will be prioritized in accordance with current NYS DOH guidelines and is subject to test availability.