It's a lot. We know.
There are probably a million questions going through your head, you're not alone. Below are frequently asked questions that can help shed light on the darkness surrounding COVID-19. For regular PCR and insurance covered visits, that must go through a video (telemedicine) visit. Pleaese check the FAQ for more info.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus also known as SARS-COV-2.
Our Rapid test is $75.00 and an out of pocket expense. You can schedule through the SELF-PAY RAPID COVID button below. We do not bill insurance and you will drive up to our office and be swabbed. Results will be available within 30 mins to an hour.
To use your insurance, we will see you through a telemedicine visit. We will review your symptoms and potential exposure during the visit. You will then be swabbed at our office or Lehigh Valley Genomics. To schedule, click the video visit button below. This is a $60 PCR test.
Rapid antigen COVID tests are not billed to insurances and are a self-pay cost of $75. These visits are strictly for swabbing. Please click the SELF-PAY RAPID COVID button above for more information and to schedule your swab.
You are able to receive a PCR test for $60.00 out-of-pocket. This is currently available through the CARES ACT. Please book a video visit to see our doctor to receive a script to be swabbed at our facility or a lab. If you are swabbed at a lab, you will let them know you are uninsured.
You will need to check with your destination country/airline for what type of test they require. Our Rapid test is $75.00 and is Rapid Antigen. Some countries will require a PCR test, which is also available. Please note testing time restrictions for how many days prior to leaving your destination requires. A PCR test prescription is $60, you will schedule a video visit to receive a script for your test and go to the lab to become swabbed. PCR test through most labs are $90-100.
We provide a few testing options. If you want your test covered by insurance , please book a video visit (telemedicine) below. You will either be swabbed at our office or sent to our partner lab, Lehigh Valley Genomics. They work by appointment as well, but have a great turnaround time of 1-3 days. This turnaround time is subject to change based on the severity of the pandemic. This is a $60 PCR test.
If you want a test ASAP, you can book a RAPID COVID (SELF PAY) Test. It is $75.00 out of pocket and is not billed to insurance. You do not see a doctor and you get your results within 30 minutes to an hour. The test is a Rapid Antigen test, if using this test for travel, please consult your destination guidelines. If you choose to get a rapid test you will not be seeing a physician and therefore cannot be given any doctors notes.
COVID is primarily spread through respiratory droplets; meaning coughs, sneezes, or even talking. Anything that would transmit saliva is a way COVID can spread. If a sick person who just wiped their nose touched a surface, you then touched the surface and touched your mouth, you could contract COVID. The virus can live on surfaces which is why it is important to wash your hands frequently and wear a mask.
Great question. Social Distancing. Masks. Handwashing. Do not participate in large gatherings and keep 6 ft from people when you are out and about. Wear your mask as it protects you and the person next to you. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing yourself happy birthday, twice. If you are tired of that song try the chorus to Jolene by Dolly Parton.
Great question! Hard answer. There are many symptoms, we will list some of the most common symptoms from the CDC. Exposure and contact tracing can be very important since some patients may only feel mildly congested or seasonal allergy like symptoms, while others can be very ill.
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of taste or smell