Frequently Asked Questions
Do we offer Covid-19 testing at MedNOW?
Yes, we offer Covid-19 testing at all 4 MedNOW locations.
How is the test collected?
This is a self-administered nasal swab preformed under the direct observation from the MedNOW clinical staff. We have the patients self-administer the test which requires swabbing the nasal passage with a swab.
What ages do you test?
Since the test is self-administered, we are able to perform the test as long as the patient or the parent / guardian of the patient is able to obtain an adequate sample.
How long does it take for results to come back?
Normally the turn-around is 48-72 hours. However, we use an outside lab to run the test and if they have a sudden increase in the volume of specimens being processed, it can take a week or longer to get results back.
How Do I Get My Results?
We will call you as soon as the lab returns the results. The lab sends out results continuously and we check for results during normal clinic hours.
How Do I Get A Copy of My Results?
We can email these to you in an encrypted email, fax them to your employer or you can pick up a copy at any of our 4 locations. If your test returns as positive we can email or fax your results to you since you will be self-quarantining or you can pick them up in the office when you return for your repeat test.
Do I Have to See a Provider?
Yes, we will not perform any Covid-19 test without you first seeing a provider who can then order the test.
How Much Does the Office Visit Cost?
This can vary widely due to insurance coverage. We cannot know your exact cost until you are being checked in. You may also contact your insurance provider directly and inquire about deductibles and copays. Cash pay visits range from $110.00 to $125.00. We also offer our MedNOW Cares discount program.
How Much Does the Covid-19 Test Cost?
We do not bill for the Covid-19 testing. This will be charged out by the lab to your insurance or if you are cash pay you will receive a bill. The cost of the test from the lab is $67.00
I Am A Business Owner and I want to send my employees for testing, how do I set this up?
If you are wanting to pay for your employees to have the Covid-19 testing performed please call the front desk so we can make sure that we have your company set up correctly.
Your Covid-19 Test Came Back Positive? Now What?
? If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends being in self-quarantine for at least 10 days from the onset of your symptoms, and being fever-free without taking medicines which reduce fever for 72 hrs. At that point in time you could come back into the clinic for a repeat exam and COVID test and we could go over further instructions with you