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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 05/06/20: COVID-19 Testing Sites

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COVID-19 Testing Sites

Physicians One Urgent Care- Daily Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing at all locations
1040 Barnum Avenue
Stratford CT 06614

What criteria needs to be met to qualify for a test?

To meet criteria for testing, patients will likely have at least one of the following symptoms present during the pre-screen: Fever, cough, sore throat, chills, general malaise. Essential Workers (health care workers, first responders, postal workers, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, etc) do not need to have symptoms present to quality for testing, but do need to schedule a car-side evaluation to be pre-screened prior to the drive-through testing event. There are other criteria to be met to qualify for the testing itself, in addition to any of the above symptoms. These criteria include exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19, active healthcare workers, patients over age 60 and patients with underlying health issues.

CVS Minute Clinics
Limited appointments for coronavirus testing are now available to patients who qualify Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be 18 years of age or older.

How it works

  • Answer a few questions to see if you qualify for COVID-19 testing.
  • Select a test site and available time.
  • A provider may call you prior to the test to get additional information for registration.
  • Bring proof of identity and in-state residence, as well as your test confirmation email or
  • text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case the provider needs to reach you.
  • When you arrive, stay in your car. We will check your paperwork and walk you through the test.

Why don’t I qualify for testing? 

Because of limited supplies and in accordance with CDC guidelines, testing is limited to high-risk patients  How is my sample for testing collected? While the patient remains in their vehicle, a sample of nasal secretions will be collected by carefully inserting the swab into the nostril exhibiting the most visible drainage, or the nostril that is most congested if drainage is not visible. The swab is inserted approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage. In many cases, the patient will be asked to perform this swabbing themselves.

How much does the test cost? 

There is no charge to you. 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. Tests are limited and everyone must schedule an appointment online in order to be tested.

Can I schedule in advance? 

All test sites provide same-day scheduling. Tests at some sites can be scheduled up to two days in advance.  

Docs Medical Group- DOCS Medical Group is providing COVID19 testing at all our locations.
Testing will only be done after an evaluation by one our Providers.
1677 E MAIN ST



(203) 923-2976

How is COVID-19 testing conducted? 

This test is a nasal swab. After your telehealth visit if you are determined to be high risk also called a person under investigation (PUI) COVID-19 testing will be recommended. In this instance, the provider will ask you to drive to the nearest center,call the center from the parking lot and remain in your car. A staff member will come to you andcollect a sample for testing. Initially a flu test will be done. If this is negative a COVID-19 test would be done. If the flu test is positive COVID-19 testing will not be done Does my Insurance cover this? Currently, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, United Health Care, ConnectiCare, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim are covering telemedicine services.

For all others, there is a $100 fee that will be collected at the time of the visit. After the visit you can submit the receipt and documentation we will provide you, to your insurance for reimbursement.

How much does it cost? 

Your one-time payment of $100 covers testing only done at a DOCS facility. Offsite testing including COVID-19 will be billed separately by the lab. Prescriptions will be billed by the pharmacy.  Info taken from websites, please check to make sure still accurate.

Trumbull Health Department does not endorse any specific testing site; this is for informational purposes only!


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