Herkimer – Have no symptoms of COVID-19, but looking to be tested? Bassett Healthcare Network, in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing in February at its Herkimer Health Center specifically for individuals who have no symptoms of the virus, but who wish to be tested. Appointments are required. The testing will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Thursday, Feb. 18, at the following location and times. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Testing SiteDate/Hours of TestingWhen to call for an appt.# to call for an appt.
Bassett Herkimer Health Center, 321 East Albany Street, HerkimerTuesday, Feb. 9
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
315-867-2700 or 315-219-8132
Bassett Herkimer Health Center, 321 East Albany Street, HerkimerThursday, Feb. 18
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
315-867-2700 or 315-219-8132


Have symptoms and need to be tested?
Bassett Healthcare Network locations are currently performing COVID-19 tests for individuals in our region who meet the following criteria (if you have symptoms, you are not eligible to participate in the above rapid test clinics):

  • Have symptoms of infection (fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, diarrhea, severe headache, or loss of taste/smell)
  • Patients who require testing prior to a medical procedure
  • Employees with suspected COVID-19 exposure

If you believe you have symptoms of the coronavirus and need to be tested, please call Bassett’s COVID-19 central phone line at 607-547-5555. If it is determined that you meet the criteria for testing at a Bassett location, you will be given an appointment.

The COVID-19 Vaccine
The Bassett network has a limited supply of vaccines at this time. Please visit www.bassett.org/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information on local vaccine supply, eligibility guidelines, registration resources, frequently asked questions, and more. You may also call the state COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

It is important to understand that the vaccine will not give you COVID-19. Neither the Pfizer nor the Moderna vaccines contain any part of the actual virus. It’s safe, research is proving its effectiveness, and it’s one of the many steps that we can take together to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).