Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-As we reported earlier CVS has started Drive-Thru Covid-19 testing at the CVS in Century Plaza. Their website indicates you need to set up an appointment online and you must be in a car, no walk-ups permitted.CVS indicates testing will be at no charge for insured or uninsured that qualify for the federal testing program. Below is the most recent posting from CVS.com on Covid-19 testing. Below is the link to register.

 

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

FROM CVS.com

Availability by state

A map of the United States showing which states offer COVID-19 testing. Select list view to read the list of states. You are currently on the button “List view”

We are working to add sites as quickly as possible. If your state isn’t listed, check back later.

Who qualifies?

Patients must be 18 years of age or older.

How it works

  • 1 Answer a few questions to see if you qualify for COVID-19 testing.
  •  2Select a test site and available time. Fill out the registration form.
  • 3 Insurance card and proof of identity are required, as well as test confirmation email or text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.
  • 4 Upon arrival please stay in your car and follow the posted instructions at the site.
  • 5 Your sample is sent to one of our lab partners. We’ll email you a link to activate your MyChart account, which will be used to send your results.
  • 6 You will receive a link to view your results within 6-10 days in times of high demand. Results are viewed through MyChart.

 

Why don’t I qualify for testing?

Because of limited supplies and in accordance with CDC guidelines, testing is limited to certain patients.

What type of test is performed?

MinuteClinic performs a PCR test, which tests for active infections only. We do not administer antibody tests, which indicate whether the patient has been infected in the past.

How is my sample for testing collected?

While you remain in the vehicle, you will be given a swab and asked to collect a sample of nasal secretions. This is done by inserting the swab into your nostril approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway) with the most visible drainage or the nostril that is most congested if drainage is not present. The swab is rotated several times, removed gently and this process is repeated on the other side. Please note that you need to administer your own swab or bring someone that can do it for you.

How and when will I get results?

You will be tested in one of two ways. Rapid-result testing is generally returned in person within 30 minutes of specimen collection. COVID-19 lab tests are sent to one of our lab partners, which may return results within 6-10 days in times of peak demand. When your result is ready, you will receive an email with a link to MyChartexternal site opens in new window.

What is MyChart?

MyChart external site opens in new window is medical records software that many health care professionals use, including MinuteClinic providers. It can be used for secure messaging between patients and providers, managing insurance and billing, and keeping track of your patient history. It is free for you to use.

What if I need to bring my kids or other family members?

We understand that this may be necessary; however, only patients who have qualified and scheduled a visit online can be tested. Patients must be at least 18 (Nebraska patients who are 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Everyone must remain in the car during testing.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost?

Patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

I don’t drive. Can I walk in?

No. For the safety of patients and providers, we are currently limiting testing to drive-up patients only.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, all tests must be scheduled. Every individual who wants a test must make an appointment at MinuteClinic.com.

Can I schedule in advance?

Yes. Appointments can be made for the same day and up to two days in advance (depending on availability).

My state isn’t listed. How can I get tested?

We recommend contacting your primary care provider or your state’s Department of Health to find out how to get tested in your state.

What do I need to bring with me?

Insurance card and proof of identity are required. You’ll also need to show your appointment confirmation, either by email or text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.

2Lab samples are sent to an offsite laboratory and may be returned within 6 to 10 days in times of peak demand.

3Patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test.

 

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