Patient First now provides COVID-19 testing at its Delran location at 4000 Route 130 North, Building C. Testing is by appointment only. Walk-in COVID-19 testing is not permitted. Testing is also available at Patient First sites in Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Hamilton and Sicklerville.
Testing appointments can be made online at www.patientfirst.com/coronavirus or by calling a Patient First urgent care center.
COVID-19 virus testing helps determine if a patient currently has COVID-19. It is for patients who currently experience symptoms of COVID-19 or meet any of the screening criteria, which is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The screening criteria includes meeting one or more of the followings conditions: coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, sore throat, fatigue, body aches or muscle pain, headache, nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or loss of smell and/or taste.
All test samples are collected inside of the Patient First center. COVID-19 test patients enter the building through a designated side entrance. The staff member collecting samples is equipped with proper PPE, including an N95 mask, gloves, eye protection, and gown.
Samples are sent to a third-party reference lab for testing. A Patient First nurse will call each patient once results are available, to share results, provide guidance, and answer questions.
For most insured patients, there is no out-of-pocket expense for COVID-19 testing. The visit will be submitted to patients’ insurance. Patient First accepts all major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For most self-pay patients, there is no out-of-pocket cost for the exam. There may be a separate bill from the outside lab in some cases. The lab determines what, if anything, it bills the patient.
Updates about COVID-19 testing, instructions about how to make an appointment, and other information is available at www.patientfirst.com/coronavirus.