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COVID-19 Testing and InformationAs of 7/6/2020
Excel ER is not a designated testing facility so all testing falls under our normal emergency room protocols and charges. As one of your trusted Healthcare providers, we want to give you some direction should you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have had close contact exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 and want to be tested.
Excel ER has implemented heightened screening and triage efforts to help decrease the spread of the virus. All patients and guests entering the facility must wear a mask and follow all protocols. Please note that priority will be given to those with symptoms and to other patients who are dealing with emergency care needs. With that being said, our wait times are typically fairly short.
Insured patients: Excel ER will waive copays and related cost-sharing (ie. deductibles) for insured patients as required by the CARES ACT as it relates to Covid-19 testing. Please note that Excel ER is an emergency room and is required by our state license to bill insurance as such. If you would prefer not to be seen by a physician and have your visit submitted to insurance, you may choose the cash price option below.
TYPES OF TESTING OFFERED
1. PCR or Molecular testing
• $225 cash price or insured see above
2. Antibody test
• $145 Cash price onlyThis involves a finger prick with results within an hour. We are currently not able to process this test through insurance.
About the Antibody test: Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and usually provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity). Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose active COVID-19 infection.
3. Rapid Test
We do not currently offer the rapid test due to the high number of false negatives that are being seen.