Updated July 9, 2020
Select Patient First Centers now offer Drive-Up COVID-19 Active Virus Testing 7 days a week by appointment. No out-of-pocket cost for most patients. Active Virus Testing is a tool to help determine if you currently have COVID-19. It is for patients who are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or meet any of the other screening criteria below. For information about Antibody Testing, which helps determine if you have had COVID-19 in the past and is for patients who are not experiencing symptoms, please click here.
Drive-Up COVID-19 Active Virus Testing is currently offered at the following Patient First Centers:
To make an appointment, call your preferred Center and enter “5” during the recording to speak with the Front Desk. You may call to make an appointment anytime between 8 am and 10 pm. Appointments are scheduled between 8:30 am to 11 am at all centers listed, and between 11:30 am to 2 pm at all centers listed except for Bethlehem, Downingtown, and Lancaster.
All Patient First Centers, including the Designated Testing Centers, remain Open Every Day for Walk-in Care of Illness and Injury.
Who can be tested? In order to make an appointment to be tested, patients must be at least 5 years old and must meet screening criteria, which are based on CDC guidance. The screening criteria include meeting any of the following conditions:
What is the cost? If you have insurance, we will submit our charge for your visit and exam to your insurance plan. Many plans cover COVID-19 testing and related visits with no cost-share, but your insurance plan will determine whether you are responsible for any portion of the visit charge or the laboratory charges for testing. Patient First accepts all major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Your insurance plan determines if you are responsible for any out-of-pocket expense.
For most self-pay patients, there is no out-of-pocket cost for the exam. You may receive a separate bill from the lab in some cases. The lab will determine what, if anything, it bills the patient.
What is the process for being tested?
Instructions about how to view and/or transmit your test result CLICK HERE
Understanding your Active Virus Test Result CLICK HERE