Who can get tested for the COVID-19 virus?
Anyone, regardless of age or COVID-19 symptoms can get tested for COVID-19. At this time, COVID-19 testing is covered at no cost by most insurance plans. Cash patients welcome.
Who can get tested for COVID-19 antibodies?
Anyone, regardless of age or COVID-19 symptoms can get tested for COVID-19.
What do I need to do to get tested for the COVID-19 virus and/or COVID-19 antibodies?
Please call our office or schedule an appointment online. If you are new to our office or if your insurance has changed, please bring your insurance card with you to the appointment.
What insurance does your office accept?
We accept most PPOs and HMO plans contracted through HealthCare Partners in Region 3 South Bay. At this time, COVID-19 testing is covered at no cost by most insurance plans. To find out if we are in network for your plan, please contact your insurance company. Our billing physician information is as follows: Lawrence D. Sher, M.D. NPI#1912923913.
What is the cost of the COVID-19 test?
If you have an insurance plan that our office is contracted with then we will bill your insurance for your COVID-19 test. The cost of the test will depend on your specific insurance plan. Please note that at this time, COVID-19 testing is covered at no cost by most insurance plans. The COVID-19 PCR test is $175.00 for people without insurance or those whose insurance plans won’t cover testing. The COVID-19 antigen test is $100.00 for people without insurance or those whose insurance plans won’t cover testing.
When and how will I get my results?
You will receive your results same day. A healthcare provider will notify of your results via email or give you a call. If for some reason you do not receive your results within the expected time frame, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Please make sure you’ve checked your junk mail or spam folder prior to contacting us.
Where do I go for COVID-19 testing?
As of Monday, January 16, 2023, COVID-19 testing will be done in our office (suite 319).
What test are you using to test for COVID-19?
We are using a PCR interior nasal swab test. We also have antigen tests available,
What test are you using to test for COVID-19 antibodies?
We are using a finger prick test from Bioscience and the ELISA blood test.
What is the process for being tested for COVID-19 antibodies?
For the ELISA blood test we will draw a blood sample and send it to a lab for testing. For the finger prick antibody test, we will prick your finger with a needle to collect a blood sample. It’s that simple!
What do I need to bring with me to my COVID-19 test?
We ask that all patients and anyone else with you wear a mask to help protect our staff. Please bring identification and your insurance card.
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