No, you do not need a referral to be tested at any of our locations.
When Should I Seek Medical Attention for COVID-19?
The CDC advises that if you develop any emergency signs of COVID-19, you should seek medical attention immediately. These symptoms include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Call 911 if you are experiencing these symptoms. Notify the operator that you believe you have COVID-19 and put on a face covering before health arrives.
Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
Many people who get the Coronavirus only develop minor symptoms, or in some cases never show symptoms at all. These symptoms can resemble cold or respiratory illness effects and include:
- Mild to severe fever
- Shortness of breath
These symptoms typically begin anywhere from a day or two all the way up to 14 days after initial exposure. Many of the patients that have had severe complications from the virus also have pneumonia in both lungs.
While our Coronavirus testing will determine whether you currently have the disease, we also offer Coronavirus antibody testing that can determine whether you ever have ever been infected. This is critically important because so many cases never show symptoms, and is necessary to clear people to go back to work and reopen their businesses.
What If I Do Not Have Insurance?
For self-pay patients coming in for COVID testing, the Federal COVID Uninsured Fund unfortunately no longer covers the cost of testing. The fee for testing is $120. For patients with insurance, if you do not have symptoms or exposure, the fee for testing is $120.
Will My Insurance Cover COVID-19 Testing?
Per the CARES Act, most insurances have announced that they will cover the full cost of any testing or treatment for COVID-19. However, please contact your individual plan to verify coverage for any COVID-19 testing. Any inquiries regarding lab bills should be directed to the lab.
If you are coming to our center for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for clearance for work, travel, school or other activities, please contact your insurance plan to confirm they will cover the cost of your visit and testing. Some insurance plans may deny or apply cost sharing (copays, coinsurance or deductibles) to COVID-19 related claims as guidelines under the CARES Act are updated.