Steps To Get Tested For COVID-19

  • callFind your nearest MD Now location
  • scheduleCheck-in online or by phone, but walk-ins are welcome too
  • mask Our trained professionals will perform a brief medical evaluation and swab test for COVID-19

Find Your Nearest MD Now Location

If you need to be evaluated for COVID-19, we’re here to help. All of our clinics are offering Coronavirus testing. Locate the MD Now COVID-19 testing location that’s convenient for you. We encourage you to check-in for your COVID-19 evaluation, but walk-ins are also welcome.

We accept most insurances. In the event we do not accept your insurance, or you do not have insurance, the self-pay rate is $199.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is it safe to visit your clinics right now?

    Yes. In addition to our standard infection control

    Yes. In addition to our standard infection control protocols, which include sanitizing exam rooms and tablets between patients and sanitizing common areas regularly throughout the day, we have taken additional steps to protect our patients and staff which include:

    • Encouraging social distancing by offering patients to wait in their cars after check-in.
    • Encouraging all patients to wear masks.
    • Designating exam rooms for patients with upper respiratory symptoms.
  • Do I need to make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19?

    We highly recommend checking in online for a nasal swab

    We highly recommend checking in online for a nasal swab test, but walk-ins are accepted. Check-in online or call 888-MDNOW-911 and select option 1 where a MD Now team member will assist you in pre-registering and checking you into your nearest MD Now location. If you are not symptomatic and would like to know if you have had COVID-19, antibody testing is available at many of our clinics on a walk-in basis.

     

  • Is your test authorized by the FDA?

    Yes. In collaboration with one of the top CLIA-certified

    Yes. In collaboration with one of the top CLIA-certified high complexity laboratories in the nation and one that is qualified to perform this type of testing, MD NOW’s COVID-19 PCR assay is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

  • What does a COVID-19 evaluation entail?

    All patients who come in for a COVID-19 evaluation will be

    All patients who come in for a COVID-19 evaluation will be evaluated by a provider to assess their health history as well as symptoms, if any are present, before ordering a COVID-19 swab test.

  • How is the test administered?

    The test we use is a nasal swab test. One of our trained

    The test we use is a nasal swab test. One of our trained medical professionals will use the swab to get a sample of nasal secretions to send to the lab. This is done by inserting the swab into your nostril approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (mid-way).

  • How long will it take to get results?

    Our team is working as quickly as possible to meet the

    Our team is working as quickly as possible to meet the needs of our community and provide test results back in a timely manner. Your test result will be available in less than 2 days†. However, depending on when you came in to the clinic to get tested, results times may vary.

  • How can I access my COVID test results?

    Your results can be viewed through the BioReference

    Your results can be viewed through the BioReference Laboratories patient portal. Follow the steps below to access your results.

    1. Go to bioreference.com/patient-portal and select TEST RESULTS.

    2. Click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button and complete the registration process.

    3. Results may not be available on the patient portal for up to 48 hours after collection so please continue to check back regularly.

  • I am a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 18. How can I access their results?

    Please directly contact the clinic your child was tested at

    Please directly contact the clinic your child was tested at for their COVID results.

  • Can this test be used to return to work?

    Yes, the PCR swab test for infection will allow MD Now to

    Yes, the PCR swab test for infection will allow MD Now to provide clearance for COVID-19. Your employer will determine return-to-work protocols.

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

    These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Congestion or Runny Nose
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    If you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 swab test or make a telemedicine appointment. We will be able to evaluate your symptoms and tell you the next steps to take. 

     

    Please be aware some people may have uncommon symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, conjunctivitis, signs of a stroke, or rashes such as hives, blister-type lesions, or blue fingertips and toes. Children may present with the signs and symptoms of Kawasaki’s Disease. Older individuals may also present with unusual symptoms such as confusion, sleeping more, dizziness, or decreased appetite. 

     

    If your symptoms become severe, call 911.

  • How can I protect myself from getting Coronavirus?

    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed

    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19. It is thought Coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact through respiratory droplets produced from an infected person. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 everyone should:

    • Wash their hands regularly. If soap and water is not readily available use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home as much as possible and put distance between themselves and others.
    • Cover their mouth and nose with a cloth face cover or surgical mask when around others.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a kleenex.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

    Visit the CDC website for more tips on handwashing techniques and how to further protect yourself and others.

  • Where can I find the most up-to-date information about COVID-19?

    We encourage you to check the following websites for the

    We encourage you to check the following websites for the latest information and updates about Coronavirus.

COVID test results are available in 48 hours or less.* We strongly encourage you to check-in for a COVID evaluation, but walk-ins are welcome.

*Result times may vary based on the day and time your test occurs.