COVID - 19 Office Policy
The CDC has released that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks except in certain environments. We will continue to wear masks in our office and request that out of an abundance of caution that visitors do so as well unless advised otherwise. Upon entering the office, patients and visitors can request removing their masks and the decision will be based on a case by case basis. The building in which our office is located maintains a mask policy and all individuals must wear a mask in the public indoor areas.
COVID-19 Testing Site For Asymptomatic Individuals
We offer the Saliva PCR Test and the Rapid Antigen Test for COVID - 19.
Saliva PCR Test
Rapid Antigen Test
Very Fast Preliminary Screen
|Saliva (Safer and without the discomfort of nasopharyngeal)||Nasal swab (self administered)|
|RT-PCR tests are the most accurate and reliable results.
Virus generally detected 5-7 days after exposure.
|Less accurate than Saliva PCR. If results are not compatible with symptoms, we will need to confirm with Saliva PCR.|
|The specimen is sent to an outside lab.||All performed in our office. A printout with results is provided.|
|Results within 72 hours||Results in 15 minutes|
$100 for members
$150 for non-members
Cost with Insurance
$10 for members
$35 for non-members
$10 for members
$50 for non-members
No insurance accepted
To schedule your COVID - 19 test:
- Call our office at 708-386-3080
- On your appointment day come to our office. We require all patients wear a mask.
- For the Rapid Antigen test you get the results before you leave.
- For the Saliva PCR test your results will be e-mailed to you in approximately 72 hours.
Please keep in mind that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) diagnostic tests are not perfect. No test is. If they were perfect, a positive test would mean that someone carries the virus and a negative test that they do not. With imperfect tests, a negative result means only that a person is less likely to be infected. Thus, we ask that you consider risk factors and individual scenarios and not completely rely on the test results to choose your behavior.
If you’ve been exposed or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection and test negative, you should still quarantine and avoid close contact with others. Alternatively, if you have no symptoms and test positive, it could also be a false positive test. Please consult with your physician or the CDC website as to how to stay safe and keep others safe.