Albion Central Schools

COVID symptom processes and testing sites

In light of the New York State Health Department’s requirements for individuals presenting as symptomatic for COVID-19, we have generated a list of testing sites that may be helpful when scheduling a COVID-19 test, please see attached.

Once a student is sent home by the school nurse, or stays home due to an illness, they are encouraged to seek medical attention from a health care provider. Prior to your child’s return to school the following must occur:

  • A note from a medical provider AND
  • Negative COVID-19 test AND
  • Be symptom-free 

Our intent is to have students return to programming as quickly as possible. Please remember that the above standards to return to school in person are being followed by Albion Central School District as mandated by New York State. This is required in order for us to be in compliance and keep our schools open.

As a school community we recognize the burden and stress this may cause and in some cases the financial hardship. Many insurance companies currently pay the full or partial cost of testing. However, should this not be the case and you are unable to pay for testing, the district – when possible – will assist with the cost.  If you need assistance, please reach out by calling the District Office at 589-2056, between hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  We have been able to allocate a portion of the Community Set Aside Fund to support payment for this testing requirement.  Conversations will be confidential and situations will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

As always we appreciate your patience and value our school and parent partnerships!


COVID-19 Testing Information

Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website

Please CALL the testing site or your healthcare provider BEFORE you go for testing

  • If you go to a test site run by New York State, there is never any charge for your test.
  • If you go to a test site operated by local governments, private companies including pharmacies and medical practices, or not-for-profit organizations, you are advised to check with the testing site and your insurer in advance of being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test.
  • To search for a local testing site please visit:


Orleans County COVID-19 Testing Sites

Orleans Community Health Center-Albion (Clinic)

  • Physician order required
  • Appointment required
  • Screening required (in-person)

Open: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sunday
Address: 14789 Rt. 31, Albion, NY 14411
Schedule an appointment: (585) 589-2273
More information:
**Offers car side assessment and will provide a Doctor’s note clearing the student to return to school (pending test results). Tests are nasal swabs with results in 48 hours. The cost of the tests, without insurance coverage, is $100. Typically insurance has been covering about $50, depending on the insurance provider. Orleans Community Health does not make any money on these tests, they are provided AT cost. MOST insurances are accepted. Students/staff can also get a script from their PCP for COVID testing, and it can be fulfilled at Orleans Community Health.

Orleans Community Health-Medina (Hospital)

  • Physician order required
  • Appointment required
  • Screening required (virtual, by phone, or in-person)

Open: 24 hours
Address: 200 Ohio Street, Medina, NY 14103
Schedule an appointment: (585) 798-2000
More information:


Click here for a listing of COVID-19 testing locations in a 40-mile radius.

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