New COVID Variant Omicron and BA.5 Update: July 14, 2022

Same Day COVID PCR tests at Statcare detect the new COVID-19 variant Omicron and BA.5 genome sequences available in the GISAID database. Tests are available 7 days a week.

Astoria NY COVID-19 Test Now Available at Statcare Urgent Care

The Omicron subvariant of COVID-19, BA.5, is now the predominant strain in the U.S. as per the CDC. It’s the most infectious strain to date and is able to evade immunity from prior COVID infections or vaccinations. The symptoms however are same as for other COVID strains. Being vaccinated helps protect you against severe disease. The CDC data that shows risk of death was four times higher for those over age 50 who had only the first booster, compared with those who had two boosters of COVID two boosters of COVID vaccines. New research shows that repeated COVID infection (asymptomatic, too) increases the risk for complications and long COVID. These include stroke, heart attack, diabetes, GI and kidney disorders and memory issues. The more the number of people infected, the more the chances for new variants to emerge. Vaccination is therefore encouraged.

COVID-19 Testing for coronavirus is available at Statcare in Astoria, Queens, New York City. Full touch-less registration keeps you safe. No waiting in lines in the cold or standing in crowded rooms at a Statcare location due to our fast turnaround time.

In New York City, especially Astoria, people often take public transport or come in contact with contaminated surfaces. For these reasons, everyone should assume they have already been exposed to coronavirus or have come in contact with someone who is an asymptomatic carrier.

Statcare providers believe that only with testing, one can control this pandemic by prescribing isolation and quarantine to those who got positive COVID-19 swab test results.

If you have a family member who has lung disease or is older than 60 years or has an immunocompromised state, you may want to screen yourself with our nasal swab test for coronavirus.

Come and get tested for COVID-19 at Statcare Astoria today!

COVID-19 Test Now Available at Astoria Urgent Care

We do COVID-19 diagnostic testing as per CDC and NYSDOH guidelines. Not everyone will get tested. Once you arrive at the location, our health care workers will determine if you need one or not.

Don’t just walk into our New York State facilities. Please follow the process. This helps limit exposure of our staff and keeps everyone safe and avoids congestion in our office that would risk other staff and patients. Due to the current situation and to protect our staff and other patients, we are shifting our registration process online to prioritize health.

In order to do this we will require a few things prior to your visit. (it is recommended that you read the whole process before beginning)

1. Please check-in online and select the next available appointment days ahead. We are booked solid for rapid tests. We will call text or call you if there are cancellations and something opens up. Confirm you have made an appointment by clicking online check in on our website or following this link (Please remember to select the correct location and reason for visit) Note: If you are a physician, FDNY, or EMT and are sick upload your ID as well. Then send us a message on our chat and we will try to accommodate you.

2. Once you have made the appointment, click on the yellow “PATIENT FORMS” to sign our consent forms and give us some demographic information. Please attach both sides of your Picture ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) to this link. Your appointment is only final once these documents are completed and we have verified your insurance.

3. Once we receive the forms via docusign, our staff will text you with a confirmation of the appointment and instructions. If our staff requires additional information, we will contact you by text message or phone.

We appreciate your understanding during these times.

-Statcare Team

Testing Site In Astoria:


37-15, 23rd Avenue Astoria, NY 11105

Main Phone: (917) 310-3371


Mon-Fri:   8 AM – 8 PM

Sat-Sun:  9 AM – 5 PM

Holidays: 9 AM – 3 PM