Last Updated: January 14, 2022
Who should get tested?
While testing is encouraged to evaluate COVID-19 symptoms, it may be difficult to obtain a test when there is a surge of cases in our region. During periods of extremely high demand and transmission, health officials are asking people to help avoid straining the health care system by limiting requests for testing to those who have more significant symptoms or are at risk for severe disease. When transmission rates are high, you can presume that symptoms are likely due to the SARS-CoV2 virus. Testing is unlikely to impact clinical management of people with mild illness.
If a test is deemed necessary, most Summit Health primary care offices can offer a rapid antigen test that can yield results within 20 minutes. If a PCR result is required, this will be collected in the office and sent to the lab. Results for PCR tests may take 24-72 hours. There may be is a copayment associated with your visit based on your insurance plan.
You may call your provider’s office and select prompt 2 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment to be tested.
You may call your provider’s office and select prompt 2 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment to be tested. During periods of very high demand for testing, an appointment may not be available. There may be a copayment associated with your visit based on your insurance plan.
Please visit one of our CityMD sites for evaluation and testing. For patients with insurance, there should be no out-of-pocket cost for a covered COVID-19 test. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider ahead of your appointment to confirm that they will cover the cost of the visit and the test. CityMD will submit a bill to your insurance provider which should most likely be covered in full. For patients with no insurance, the fee is $225. Please note that the evaluation by a provider is required for all patients requesting a COVID-19 test.