Patients will be evaluated by a provider who will determine what test, if any, is appropriate based on the patient’s medical history and history of current illness.
Patients with one or more COVID-19 symptoms, with onset within the last 5 days:
Patients with COVID-19 symptoms with onset more than 5 days ago, and patients without symptoms:
Important note: Effective March 23, 2022, the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) no longer covers the cost of COVID-19 visits and tests for patients without insurance. Prior to this date, most self-pay patients had no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 visits and testing. After this date, self-pay patients are responsible for visit charges as described above.
You can view and transmit your test result through the Patient First Patient Portal. The Patient First Patient Portal instructions, including how to view and transmit your result, can be found by clicking here.
If you had a PCR test, you may also view and transmit your test result via the portal of the reference lab that performed the test.
For information on appropriate steps to take if your result comes back positive or negative, please click here.
All of our Centers are taking extensive steps, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to provide a safe environment for patients who need care, as well as for our staff:
To learn more, including information about how to add COVID-19 Virus Testing to your employer account, click here.
COVID-19 is spread person-to-person when infected individuals cough, sneeze, sing or even talk, sending contagious respiratory droplets airborne. These droplets can then land on or be inhaled by others who are nearby (within 6 feet). These droplets may also contaminate solid surfaces within the room and can get into your body if you touch the surface and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes.
With this virus, it seems that individuals can become infected even when the contagious person is not displaying any symptoms. The most common symptoms are similar to those of the flu: cough, fever, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
No, the COVID-19 vaccine is not available at Patient First. Click here to learn more.
For more information and updates on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website here.