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With the demand for COVID-19 testing increasing as the pandemic continues, Frontline ER has instituted a service to make the testing more accessible to the communities we serve.
By offering drive up, in-car testing, Frontline ER makes it more convenient to be tested for the virus. This is a drive-thru process and you do not see a physician. All patients are screened at the door and we have specific instructions for symptomatic patients. Everyone is required to wear a mask. Each patient is logged with time and are served on a first-come first-served basis. Wait times vary throughout the day because 80% of our patients choose to use insurance. The wait times at night are much less. We are open 24/7/365 for COVID-19 testing.
Because it is not a patient visit, you cannot file self-pay on your personal insurance as you do not see a doctor. An affordable self-pay price is available for those without insurance.
This newer COVID-19 test detects proteins that are part of the virus. Once a nasal or oral swab is taken, results can be within 15 minutes. A positive antigen test result is considered very accurate. Still, there is an increased chance of false-negative results — meaning it’s possible to be infected with the virus but have negative antigen test results.
If you are very sick, you may consider seeing a physician. If you are showing signs of a fever, shortness of breath, coughing or headache, you should be seen by a physician to see if you require testing. Older adults or people who have severe underlying chronic conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes seem to be at a higher risk. Please do not hesitate to see a doctor.
We are allowed to accept Medicare as part of the Public Health Emergency. At this time, we do not accept Medicaid or TriCare.
Should you have any further questions, please consult this additional information on our website or give us a call.