COVID-19 Temporary Testing Site
at Abington Hospital Fact Sheet
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Retroactive to March 18, 2020, and consistent with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, health plans are to provide coverage, without member cost-sharing requirements, for any COVID-19 diagnostic testing and certain directly related items and services. Please note that federal guidance about these new laws was issued mid-April, so if you believe your COVID-19-related claim was incorrectly processed, please contact your plan’s Member Services to have your claim reprocessed. The test price is $128.
- If you are experiencing a fever and/or any respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, please call your primary care physician to be assessed by phone.
- If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to the emergency room and put on a mask upon arrival.
- If you are referred for testing by your physician, you will be scheduled for an appointment and provided instructions about the process to be seen at Abington Hospital’s Temporary Testing Site.
- Please do not go to the Temporary Testing Site without a referral from your Abington – Jefferson Health physician.
If you, or a loved one, is given Remdesivir as a treatment option, please read our fact sheet detailing risks and benefits of taking this medication.
Below are the answers to some common questions related to COVID-19 testing:
I don’t have a primary care physician, how do I get tested?
If you do not have a primary care physician, you can use JeffConnect to virtually connect with our doctors – anytime, anywhere – through your cell phone, tablet or computer with a webcam. Download the JeffConnect app or visit JeffConnect.org, available 24/7. A JeffConnect doctor can provide the screening that will determine if you need to go to the ER for further evaluation.
Can I get tested if my doctor is not an Abington doctor?
Right now, patients are being scheduled to visit Abington –Jefferson Health’s Temporary Testing Site by Abington – Jefferson Health Primary Care Physicians. Other testing sites will be opening across the region and the criteria for who can be tested at each site will be evolving.
Should I go to ER to get tested?
To identify if you meet the screening guidelines, you will need to be assessed by your healthcare provider. You should go to the emergency room if you need emergency medical treatment for any healthcare concerns.
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