How to Get Tested for COVID-19...Active and Antibody Testing

How to Get Tested for COVID-19...Active and Antibody Testing

How to get Covid-19 Testing

Active Infections and Antibodies

 

 

In response to the many questions I have received regarding Covid-19 Testing I have gathered a concise set of options for both insured and uninsured people.

 

**Please note, that if you believe you have COVID-19 or have tested positive for Covid-19, Dr. Francis is offering Phone Consultations that provide the Naturopathic Support to the Western Medical Treatments for Covid-19 illness. 

 ***This does not replace the need to be monitored by your Medical Doctor or Medical Provider.

 

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COVID-19 Testing Recommendations and Options

By Dr. Gabrielle Francis

 

 

TESTING FOR ACTIVE COVID-19 INFECTION

 

 

Type of Test: 

PCR (Nasal Swab): This test will detect if you are actively infected with the COVID-19 virus.  

 

Criteria for Testing:

  1. If you are actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as...  
  • Fever 
  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body aches 

  1. You are a healthcare worker, first responder, essential service provider

  1. If you believe you have recently (within past 14 days) have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

 

 

Insurance Options:

 

  1. Consult in network primary physician or in-network telemedicine platform.  

They will provide you with testing options that are safe, convenient and covered by your insurance.   Most insurance companies are waiving the co-pays for Covid-19 testing.  

 

  1. City MD and outpatient Urgent Care Clinics:

Telemedicine Visit:

https://www.citymd.com/virtualcare

 

In Person Testing:

https://www.citymd.com/urgent-care-locations

 

 

Non-Insurance Options:

 

  1. Drive Through Testing:  Nationwide

 

  1. City MD and Out-Patient Urgent Care Clinics:

Telemedicine Visit:

https://www.citymd.com/virtualcare

 

In Person Testing:

https://www.citymd.com/urgent-care-locations

 

For City MD Fees for Non-Insurance Patients:

https://www.citymd.com/payment-options/more-ways-to-pay

 

 

COVID-19 EXPOSURE or PAST INFECTION

ANTIBODY TESTING OPTIONS

 

 

Type of Test:

Serum Antibody IgG (Blood Test): Administered via a blood sample.

 

Criteria for Testing:

  • If you previously had COVID-19 symptoms (Fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, body aches) and have recovered after 14 days. 

  • If you received a positive test result for COVID-19 and have recovered after 14 days.

  •  - If you believe you have come in contact with someone who had the COVID-19 virus. 

 

Insurance Options:

 

  1. Consult in network primary physician or in-network telemedicine platform.  

They will provide you with testing options that are safe, convenient and covered by your insurance.   Most insurance companies are waiving the co-pays for Covid-19 testing.  

 

  1. City MD and outpatient Urgent Care Clinics:

Telemedicine Visit:

https://www.citymd.com/virtualcare

 

In Person Testing:

https://www.citymd.com/urgent-care-locations

 

 

Non-Insurance Options:

 

  1. Quest Direct: 

-No Doctor order needed

-Pay and Order kits online here:

-Self administered test

https://questdirect.questdiagnostics.com/products/covid-19-immune-response/b580e541-78a5-48a6-b17b-7bad949dcb57

 

 

  1. City MD and Out-Patient Urgent Care Clinics:

 

Telemedicine Visit:

https://www.citymd.com/virtualcare

 

In Person Testing:

https://www.citymd.com/urgent-care-locations

 

For City MD Fees for Non-Insurance Patients:

 https://www.citymd.com/payment-options/more-ways-to-pay

 

 

 

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