Steps To Get Tested For COVID-19

  • callCall your nearest designated MD Now COVID-19 testing clinic
  • scheduleYour appointment will be scheduled based on a brief evaluation of your symptoms
  • mask Visit our specialized location to get tested

Find Your Nearest COVID-19 Testing Location

We’ve converted some of our locations to focus solely on Coronavirus testing so you can find the right care without putting others at risk. Locate the MD Now COVID-19 testing location that’s convenient for you and call to determine if you’re eligible for testing. We’ll reserve an appointment for you if the testing criteria are met.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Dry Cough

Shortness of Breath

Fever

Chills

Repeated shaking with chills

Muscle pain

Headache

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

 

We are also offering testing to asymptomatic people who think they may have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days.

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 asking patients to wait in their cars after check-in.
    • Requiring all patients to wear face coverings.
    • Referring any patient with a respiratory illness to our virtual telehealth service.
    • Dedicating certain locations to solely performing diagnostic COVID-19 testing. Many of our locations offer COVID-19 antibody testing for asymptomatic patients and continue to offer the same urgent care services you know and trust.
  • Do I need to make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19?

    For your safety and for the safety of our staff, we do

    For your safety and for the safety of our staff, we do require appointments for PCR testing. Please call one of our designated testing centers where a MD Now team member will complete a brief screening with you over the phone. If you meet the CDC-based screening criteria for COVID-19 testing, a team member will walk you through the next steps of your care. If you are not symptomatic and want to know if you have had the coronavirus, antibody testing is available at many of our clinics on a walk-in basis.

  • Is your test authorized by the FDA?

    Our test for infection is authorized by the FDA. In

    Our test for infection is authorized by the FDA. 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).

  • How is the test administered?

    The current test we use to detect COVID-19 infection is

    The current test we use to detect COVID-19 infection is called a nasopharyngeal swab. The provider will use the swab to get a sample to send to the lab.

  • How long will it take to get results?

    Results are usually available within 72 hours, but it may

    Results are usually available within 72 hours, but it may take longer due to the current levels of demand and volume at the lab.

  • Can this test be used to return to work?

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

    Yes, the PCR test for infection will allow MD Now to provide clearance for COVID-19. If you test positive, you will have to return after a 14 day quarantine and will need to test negative before you can be cleared. Please be aware some employers may require two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart in order to return to work.

  • 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
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell

    If you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to call us 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 finger tips 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 when around others.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes.
    • 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.

MD Now is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19.

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