COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 FAQs

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 to come to our drive through COVID-19 testing site. 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.

What is drive through testing?

Drive through testing is the safest way to conduct COVID-19 testing because it keeps potential exposure to a minimum. You simply drive up to our testing tent and stay in your car the entire time.

How do I access the drive thru?

The drive thru is located on the top (4th) floor of the parking structure of Promenade on the Peninsula mall. There is an entrance to the top floor of the parking garage on Indian Peak Road. Follow the signs to enter the drive thru.

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 covid@pvmedgroup.com 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. 

What test are you using to test for COVID-19?

We are using a PCR interior nasal swab test.

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 the COVID-19 drive thru?

We ask that all patients (and anyone else in the car) wear a mask to help protect our staff. Please bring identification and your insurance card.

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