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COVID Testing Protocol


  • Please read everything very carefully first.  
     

     

    PCR COVID testing is for the Patient ONLY. Guests do NOT need a COVID test, but everyone, including the patient is required to wear a mask when outside your room.

    **Please be sure to bring a mask with you.

     

    The hospital requires a negative PCR COVID test. This is NOT the free rapid test given out by the US Government.

     

    You can have your PCR COVID test done locally, as long as it is sent to a lab and the results are issued directly from the lab.

     

    ***No handwritten results on doctor prescription pads will be accepted***
     



    *We recommend ordering a super simple at-home PCR COVID test (see below).

     

    The PCR COVID test must be done within the timing parameters listed below. Be sure you do not take your test too early, as it will be rejected by the hospital (see chart below).

     

    1. ORDER YOUR TEST KIT TODAY – THERE IS LIMITED SUPPLY (Especially after Holidays). 

      

    2. DO NOT SWAB YOUR NOSE UNTIL THE DAY SPECIFIED BELOW (REFER TO THE CHART BELOW). 

     

    3. The test kit comes with full instructions on how to swab correctly. On the day specified (REFER TO THE CHART BELOW) – Register your kit (don’t do in advance), swab your nose and send the test out THAT SAME DAY BEFORE THE FEDEX EXPRESS CUT-OFF TIME (usually before 3pm but check with your local FedEx)! 

      

    DO NOT DROP OFF ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY OR A HOLIDAY RECOGNIZED BY FED EX – CONTACT THEM FOR DETAILS. (REFER TO THE CHART BELOW).  
     


     

    Ordering your PCR COVID test through LabCorp (Step by Step Instructions):  

      

    1. Open this link HERE.

     

    2. Click Get Started.

     

    3. On the next page: You can choose to have them bill your insurance or pay with a credit card (cost of $119.00). 

    If using insurance, continue to the survey.

    If paying out of pocket, continue to check out.

     

    4. On the next page: Describe your symptoms: hopefully you are clicking "NONE".   If you are currently having ANY symptoms what-so-ever, contact your Patient Facilitator IMMEDIATELY!!!!  

      

    5. On the next page please click TESTING RECOMMENDED.  

     

    6. On the next page please click HIGH RISK (due to Obesity and an upcoming surgery – they don't ask why).  

     

    7. Continue to check out.

     

    **Please be sure to remember the email and password you are entering. You will need this information to log back into their system when you take your test. 

     


     

    DO NOT SWAB TOO EARLY – (REFER TO THE CHART BELOW OR ASK US).    

     

    IF YOUR SURGERY DATE IS ON:  

    Monday  

    Tuesday  

    Wednesday  

    Thursday  

    Friday  

    Saturday  

    COMPLETE THE SWAB KIT AND FEDEX ON:  

    Wednesday prior  

    Thursday prior  

    *Friday prior  

    *Friday prior (only if doing this test kit). If doing locally, must be done on Saturday.  

    *Monday prior or if doing locally, no sooner than Sunday.  

    *Monday prior  

     

    *If Monday is a holiday, swab & FedEx on Tuesday BUT you may want to consider getting the test locally, as this shortens the return time. Results MUST be back BEFORE you ARRIVE at the hospital.  

      

     
     

    *If Friday is a holiday, swab & FedEx on Monday (you may want to consider getting the test locally as to ensure you have the results back in time for your ARRIVAL at the hospital).  

       

      

    Please call, text, or email any questions you may have, and we will be happy to help.   

    Thank you!