Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS

coronavirusThe Washington Travel Clinic is capable of performing PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) and delivering results in 15 minutes. The covid test consists of a nasal 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 test in the office with results in 10 minutes.

For non-urgent needs, we send the specimen to Quest Diagnostics for PCR testing. Processing times average 3 to 5 calendar days (these are estimates and are NOT guarantees). We can also test for prior exposure to the virus via a blood test for antibodies that is 100% sensitive and 99% specific. Results will be emailed to you.

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 the on-site PCR test, the fee is $350. We will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

For the antigen test, the fee is $80. We will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

For the non-urgent PCR test, there are office fees and lab fees, as follows:

Office fees:
Swab test only: $100
Blood test only: $100
Swab and blood test: $135.

Lab fees:
Quest will bill your insurance carrier for the test itself. If you are uninsured, Quest will bill the US Government.

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

Please note that when you make an appointment you will be required to make a $30 deposit by credit card, which is non-refundable. This will be deducted from your total at the time of your visit. There is no charge for rescheduling appointments, which can also be done online.

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.

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