Steps To Get Tested For COVID-19
- Call your nearest designated MD Now COVID-19 testing clinic
- Your appointment will be scheduled based on a brief evaluation of your symptoms
- Visit our specialized location to get tested
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.
We are also offering testing to asymptomatic people who think they may have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days.
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:
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.
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).
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.
Results are usually available within 72 hours, but it may take longer due to the current levels of demand and volume at the lab.
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.
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 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.
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.OK