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FREE Covid-19 Testing for Marietta City Schools Faculty, Staff, Students & Families

Now Available in Marietta, GA

No appointment necessary. Quick results in approximately 48 hours.
If you test before noon, results are available next day!
We test all patients – no restrictions and no referrals necessary!

We will be closed on Nov 25th & 26th (Thurs & Friday) for Thanksgiving


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Former Marietta Performance Learning Center

353 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Hours

Monday
8am - 4pm
Tuesday
8am - 4pm
Wednesday
8am - 4pm
Thursday
8am - 4pm
Friday
8am - 4pm
Lunch is from 12:15 – 12:45pm

We reserve the right to close early if we reach maximum capacity due to high volume. Testing site hours may be impacted by inclement weather.

678.833.9884
covidcare@dcpulmonary.com

DC Pulmonary Medicine is offering curbside COVID-19 testing (PCR Tests) at NO COST to all individuals

Please get COVID-19 tested if you are feeling symptoms, believe you have had exposure to the virus, or if you plan to travel or visit with family or friends outside of your immediate household. For those who must travel, the CDC recommends testing before and after a trip, among other steps.

We will test you:

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Regardless of your insurance type or whether you are uninsured
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Regardless of your health status
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Pre-registration is not required

Attention

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as extreme shortness of breath, please contact your physician immediately.

If this is an emergency, please dial 911.

Given the recent uptick in the prevalence of COVID-19 in the general population, the need for free and reliable COVID-19 testing is greater than ever before.

With many years of practice management experience and established relationships with key vendors and providers, including LabCorp, DC Pulmonary Medicine welcomes the opportunity to serve Marietta city schools.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, PLEASE BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARD WITH YOU. ALTHOUGH WE MUST COLLECT YOUR INSURANCE INFORMATION, YOU WILL NOT BE ASSESSED ANY COST FOR YOUR VISIT OR FOR THE COVID-19 DIAGONOSTIC TEST, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF HEALTH INSURANCE YOU MAY HAVE.

YOU MUST ALSO BRING A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID, IF YOU HAVE ONE.

Testing FAQs

What can I expect during my visit?

We offer curbside testing, where you will be tested for COVID-19 in the comfort of your car. In order to process your test with the lab company, and to track your results, we must register information about you into an electronic medical records system. You will be required to complete a registration form for each individual who will be tested. A swab sample will be taken from your nose and will be sent to a lab company for testing. Your results will be returned within 48-72 hours of testing. You can access your test results by clicking here.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of the Test? What If I Don’t Have Insurance?

You will be required to provide us with your insurance status. If you are insured, you must have a copy of your insurance card and a government-issued photo ID. If you are uninsured OR if you do not have a government-issued ID, you must attest that you are NOT covered by ANY health insurance OR that you do not have a government-issued photo ID.

REGARDLESS OF YOUR INSURANCE STATUS, OR YOUR INSURANCE TYPE, YOU WILL NOT INCUR ANY OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE FOR YOUR VISIT OR FOR THE TEST. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT YOU MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME, OR ALL, OF THE COST FOR TESTING IF YOU ATTEMPT TO TEST MULTIPLE TIMES.

Will I Be Required to See a Doctor?

You will have a short visit with a nurse practitioner or medical doctor to discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing, any exposure you may have had and any other reason for testing. In addition, a medical assistant will record your temperature using an infrared thermometer and will also take heart rate and oxygen readings using a pulse oximeter. Additional evaluation may occur, depending on your health status.

A qualified medical assistant will then provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to effectively perform a nasopharyngeal swab. A small swab must be inserted into your nose for a few seconds in order to secure the needed sample. In partnership with LabCorp, DC Pulmonary Medicine will order a molecular-based RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test on your nasopharyngeal swab. You can expect your results in 2-3 business days.

How Long Will My Visit Take?

Your visit may take more than one hour. Please allow for at least an hour for your visit, although wait times will vary based on traffic volume.

How Do I Access Test Results?

You can access your test results by accessing the LabCorp Web Portal here. You will receive instructions on how to access your test results from the LabCorp Web Portal in the discharge instructions you will receive at the testing site. The discharge paperwork also provides instructions on next steps if your test is positive or negative.

Interpreting your LabCorp test results can be confusing. Please note that, if your lab report informs you that your test results were “abnormal” and/or if your report states that the value is “detected,” then you have tested positive for the virus.

Who is DC Pulmonary Medicine?

DC Pulmonary Medicine is a multi-specialty practice in Douglasville and Marietta offering internal medicine, family practice and pulmonary care. DC Pulmonary Medicine is affiliated with Douglas County Family Practice, a family-medicine practice established in Douglasville over thirty years ago.

In these unprecedented times, the physicians, providers and staff at DC Pulmonary Medicine believe that it is our obligation to give back to the community in a manner that is as unique as the circumstances in which we now find ourselves. The need is great for our community to have access to fast, free and reliable testing. Testing is an essential weapon in our fight against COVID-19. DC Pulmonary Medicine is pleased to partner with Douglas County to help our community meet the challenges brought by this worldwide pandemic.

Why is the COVID-19 Test Free?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured.

Through its enactment of the CARES Act and associated HHS regulations, the federal government has agreed to cover the cost of COVID-19 diagnostics (the lab fee) and the associated professional services fees (provider evaluation, determination of medical necessity and test ordering).

By law, insurance companies cannot charge patients (including those with high-deductible plans) any co-pay, deductible, or other out-of-pocket expense for the COVID-19 test or the site visit. The CARES Act similarly covers the cost of the diagnostics and the visit for all uninsured patients as long as they certify that they are NOT covered by ANY insurance.