In an effort to not spread the virus, any patients that are here for testing will have to follow our office protocols. First and foremost, make sure you are always wearing a mask while in our facility. We are currently only allowing patients themselves into our center unless the patient is underage or requires extra care from a caregiver or spouse. Children will be allowed to enter with one parent.
Once you arrive in our center, if you are asymptomatic, you may come in and begin the registration process. If you have any respiratory symptoms to include fever and body aches, please call us once you arrive and are parked in our parking lot. Our front desk will provide you with either an online link or physical paperwork for you to begin your registration process. You will have to wait in in your vehicle until it is your turn to come into the designated treatment room.
In addition to the Covid-19 test, our providers will perform a medical examination and order any additional testing if the provider deems it medically necessary. Please be aware that we are following CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Due to the lack of test kits and supplies not everyone needs to be tested and we will prioritize based on medical need and availability.
We apologize ahead of time for any inconvenience and frustrations, but we must comply with these guidelines to ensure that the people that need to be tested are. For more information, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, try calling your primary care physician first. While supplies for tests are increasing, it may still be difficult to find a place to get tested. Currently we have testing supplies and use LabCorp for our results. Keep in mind that our results are taking anywhere from 3-5 days to return. This can be affected by the volume of tests received by the lab and can change. We will do our best to inform you of the current turnaround times once you are in center.
We are now offering Rapid Covid-19 Testing. We currently have two (2) options (while supplies last):
1. BD Veritor Antigen Test: Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection. Antigen tests are currently authorized to be performed on nasopharyngeal or nasal swab specimens placed directly into the assay's extraction buffer or reagent. This is the test most commonly performed.
2. iAlere Molecular Test: This COVID-19 test is a rapid molecular in vitro diagnostic test utilizing an isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in direct nasal, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs from individuals who are suspected of Covid-19. This test is comparable to the PCR Covid-19 test; however, this test is not a PCR test.
If you test positive for COVID-19 you should stay home and do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency. Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation. If you are sick wear a facemask in the following situations, whenever possible: