Coronavirus

COVID TESTING

coronavirusPlease note that our phone lines are extremely busy. Most questions are answered on this page. If you do not find an answer to your question, please send us an email by clicking here.

The Washington Travel Clinic is capable of performing PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) and delivering results in 20 minutes. The covid test consists of an anterior nasal, nasopharyngeal, or oral swab that is processed on-site by PCR (also known as RT-PCR). Results are delivered to you while you wait. For travelers who need a rapid antigen test, we perform a lateral flow test in the office with results in 10 minutes. The test is highly sensitive and specific and meets airline standards.

We also offer covid testing by PCR to travelers staying in DC area hotels. We can collect an oral or nasal specimen from you at your hotel room and deliver the result to you within 2 hours by email, text, or hand-delivery to your hotel concierge. Click here for details.

We do NOT require a referral by another healthcare provider. Patients with symptoms should refrain from presenting to the office. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat, or runny nose, please visit the website of your state’s Department of Health for testing locations.

FEES: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

For patients presenting to the office the fees are:

PCR test: $195

Antigen test: $100

We will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

For tests collected at your hotel, charges are different. Please click here for details.

The report will include the name, date of birth, gender, and address of the traveler. It will also include the date and time of specimen collection, the date and time of reporting, the method used (i.e. RT-PCR), the laboratory name, and our CLIA number. If a stamp is required, we can stamp the report. If the passport number is required on the report, we can include it.

Special note for travelers to Japan: The Japanese Government requires a special form to be filled out. We comply with all requirements and will complete the form and deliver it to you during your visit. Please bring your passport or a copy of it with you.

We receive a large number of phone calls and we are unable to answer them all. Most questions we receive are already answered on this page and elsewhere on the website.

If you wish to be tested, please make an appointment online. You do NOT need to specify what type of test you need until you come into the office.

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