What should you expect with a COVID-19 test?
The provider or our trained clinical staff will put on protective clothes, mask and face shield, and then collect samples.
Collecting a sample is usually taken from the nose but in some cases may be obtained from the back of the throat just like a strep test. This mildly uncomfortable process, the same used to test for influenza, takes just a few seconds.
The provider then packages the samples according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and then the samples are shipped to a laboratory. The laboratory tests the specimens for the presence of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.
The provider reports the test results to the patient. If the test is positive, the provider also reports this to the public health authorities.
What to Bring
COVID-19 Test Results
We anticipate your test results will be available within 7-10 days as per laboratory guidance. After your screening, you should self-isolate at home if you show symptoms. If your test shows that you have been infected, we will advise you on next steps.
How much does a COVID-19 Test Cost?
If you have insurance, according to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), insurance providers are not imposing out-of-pocket expenses for COVID-19 testing. Any patient responsibility (copays, coinsurance, deductibles) are waived by insurance providers.
For patients without insurance or employers requesting tests, testing is available at the cost of $175.