Steps To Get Tested For COVID-19
- Find your nearest MD Now clinic.
- Walk in
- Our trained professionals will perform a brief medical evaluation and PCR swab test for COVID-19.
If you need to be evaluated for COVID-19, we’re here to help. All of our clinics offer PCR testing to detect an active COVID-19 infection. Locate the MD Now nearest you and walk in today!
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.
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:
We highly recommend checking in online for a nasal swab test. We also welcome walk-ins. 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.
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).
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.
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).
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 within 2 days†. However, depending on when you came in to the clinic to get tested, results times may vary.
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 PATIENT PORTAL.
2. Click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button and complete the registration process.
3. Results typically are available within 48 hours of your test, however it may vary depending on the day and time the test occurred so please continue to check back regularly.
Please directly contact the clinic your child was tested at for their COVID results.
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.
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:
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.
MD Now offers what is considered the gold-standard in COVID testing, with reliable and accurate results in 48 hours or less.
The test we use is referred to as PCR tests, which many health experts deem the most reliable and accurate test available to detect an active COVID-19 infection. At this time, these tests have been found to be more accurate than many other tests on the market that provide same-day test results. You can expect your COVID test results in 48 hours or less and peace of mind knowing that they are reliable and accurate.
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:
Visit the CDC website for more tips on handwashing techniques and how to further protect yourself and others.
Online check-ins are a great way to let us know you are on your way. We will do our best to see you at your check in time, but patients with more emergent needs will require immediate treatment.