Drive Up Covid-19 Testing

Aesthetics Associates Centre, Amherst

AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) -  "I've been working on this for about a month," Dr. Todd Shatkin told WBEN Friday morning.  The Amherst dentist has accumulated over a thousand test kits for Covid-19 testing this weekend at Aesthetic Associates Centre on Kensington Avenue in Amherst.

It's drive-up testing. "No one has to get out of their cars. We're partnering with Quest Laboratories so results will be back within two days," said Shatkin.

Covid drive-up testing will be Sat & Sun from 8a-4p at Aesthetic Associates Centre, 2500 Kensington Ave, Amherst. By appt only. Sign up at @DrToddShatkin

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The process involves a nasal swab. "It's a simple, comfortable procedure," said Shatkin. It involves the nasal area, not the throat. The swab only goes about a half-inch into each nostril and we take a sample. It takes about two minutes."

The drive-up testing will take place from 8am- 4pm both Saturday and Sunday at 2500 Kensington Avenue in Amherst.

It is by appointment only.  Anyone can sign up at and choose a time slot.