Texas MedClinic is providing COVID-19 diagnostic testing at all 19 clinics
March 27, 2020
Texas MedClinic is providing COVID-19* diagnostic testing at all 19 clinics in San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels and Spring Branch.
(Patients are highly-encouraged to Check-In Online to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid time in a waiting room.)
Following Center for Disease Control (CDC) protocol, the COVID-19 diagnostic test will be provided to those patients who present with flu-like symptoms, have lower respiratory illness, and who have underlying medical conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes and/or who may have been in contact with a COVID-19 laboratory confirmed case.
“Last week proved to be a challenge getting the test collection kits from our suppliers, but the pipeline is starting to open,” said Texas MedClinic Chief Medical Officer and practicing physician Dr. David Gude. “Our labs are opening new locations to assure we receive results efficiently, and we are receiving additional collection kits.”
Over the last two weeks Texas MedClinic providers used the limited number of collection kits judiciously for those patients that met all the CDC testing criteria, which totaled 171 tests.
Texas MedClinic is working closely with local and state authorities to report test results and to assure action and communication in confirmed cases.
If you meet the CURRENT testing criteria for A COVID-19 TEST, you will 1) be screened and placed in a room to be evaluated by one of our providers, and 2) if provider recommends, a COVID-19 test collection that includes an oral swab or nasopharyngeal swab that is inserted through the nasal passage and pushed to the back of the throat. Based on current projections, the laboratory is able to provide COVID-19 test results within TWO business days.
Cost for evaluation and testing IS EXPECTED be covered by insurance or through government sponsored programs. For private pay patients, Texas MedClinic is charging $115 for the COVID-19 test which does not include fee for exam or additional testing that may be required. Payment is due at time of visit.72