Bassett Offering Free COVID-19 Testing in Cooperstown & Schoharie County - Jan. 12, 13 & 15

Have no symptoms of COVID-19, but looking to be tested?

Bassett Healthcare Network, in partnership with the NYS Department of Health, is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing next week at its health clinics in Cooperstown, Cobleskill, Middleburgh, and Sharon Springs 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, Jan. 12, Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Friday, Jan. 15, at the following locations and times. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Testing Site Date / Hours of Testing When to Call for an Appt. Number to Call for an Appt.
Sharon Springs Health Center
(591-1 State Route 20, Sharon Springs)
Tuesday, Jan. 12     
8:15am – 11:30am
Weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm (before day of testing) 315-412-5875
Bassett Medical Center – Cooperstown Clinic
(1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown)
Tuesday, Jan. 12
8:00am – 10:00am
Any time before the day of testing 607-547-7973
Cobleskill Primary Care Office 
(136 Parkway Drive, Cobleskill)
Wednesday, Jan. 13
8:15am – 11:30am
Weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm (before day of testing) 315-412-5875
Bassett Medical Center – Cooperstown Clinic
(1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown)
Wednesday, Jan. 13
8:00am – 10:00am
Any time before the day of testing 607-547-7973
Middleburgh Health Center
(109 Baker Avenue, Middleburgh)
Friday, Jan. 15
8:15am – 11:30am
Weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm (before day of testing) 315-412-5875


If you have symptoms currently or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days, you will not be eligible to receive the free testing at the clinics listed above.

Have symptoms and need to be tested?

Due to shortages of COVID-19 testing and supplies, Bassett Healthcare Network locations are currently performing COVID-19 tests for individuals in our region who meet the following criteria:

  • 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 new 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

Distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and others considered at highest risk of exposure is just getting underway in the region served by Bassett Healthcare Network. While the vaccine is not expected to be available to the general population for some months, Bassett Healthcare Network is working hand in hand with our county and state health departments to prepare for that phase of the vaccine distribution process.

In the meantime, it is important to understand that the vaccine will not give you COVID-19. A vaccine works by teaching our immune systems how to recognize and fight off a virus if we ever truly encounter it. It’s safe, research is proving its effectiveness, and it is 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).

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