Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ
1. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and trouble breathing
2. First Responders, Health Care Workers, or employees of Nursing Homes/Care Facilities
3. Essential workers who directly interact with the public
4. Persons who are under precautionary or mandatory self-quarantine
5. Persons needing confirmation of negative COVID-19 status to return to work
6. Any persons for whom testing is deemed appropriate by their healthcare provider
If you are uninsured, A visit with our provider for a COVID-19 diagnostic e-swab is $99 & a visit for an anti-body test is $75. If both a diagnostic & antibody test is deemed appropriate during your visit, you will only be responsible for our $99 self-pay visit fee. In all cases, you may receive a bill from our lab partner.
It may be possible for a person to contract Coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) currently list an incubation period of 2-14 days for Coronavirus, but preliminary research suggests it could be longer (up to 27 days)
The elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions (i.e. asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) are more likely to become severely ill from the disease.
If you are not ill, the same preventative measures you use each sick season to avoid catching a common cold or flu are key to keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy. If you are ill, these same tactics will help reduce making others sick. These measures include:
Frequently washing your hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds, especially:
Before touching your face or other people
After using the bathroom
After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
After taking mass transit
Using hand sanitizer in the above cases, if you cannot access soap and water
Disinfecting frequently used surfaces & items
Avoiding touching your face as much as possible
Steering clear of close contact or sharing items with others who are sick
If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 but have not experienced symptoms, you may still be eligible for a diagnostic COVID-19 test. You may also consider an IgG antibody test to identify COVID-19 antibodies.
NY Department of Health:
Corona Virus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: