My Concierge MD is always seeking to provide the best medical services to you and your family. In the current coronavirus pandemic, it can be a very difficult task to leave your home to visit a hospital or a doctor’s office. To make sure you are 100% safe, we are offering drive-thru COVID testing at our office’s parking structure in Beverly Hills as well as a large parking structure in West Los Angeles.
Do I need to be tested?
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that attacks our respiratory system, making it harder to breathe and threatening our health. Coronavirus can spread between people through the air droplets that are produced during coughing or sneezing. If you suspect that you have been exposed and demonstrate symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, you should schedule an appointment to get tested for coronavirus.
It is important to note that signs of coronavirus may not immediately show after you have been infected. Sometimes it can take up to 14 days until you show symptoms of infection. This means that you can be interacting with others and spreading the virus without even knowing. That is why it is crucial to stay home as much as possible and to always wear a mask when you leave your house.
Our Drive-Thru COVID Testing Services
Our Beverly Hills facility performs many kinds of coronavirus testing. We offer our patients the following tests via a drive thru:
- The nasal swab (Nasopharyngeal) PCR test — to detect coronavirus RNA molecules
- The mouth swab (Oropharyngeal) PCR test — to detect coronavirus RNA molecules
- The rapid COVID test — to detect antibodies against coronavirus
To make it convenient and safe for all who are worried about being exposed, all testing is performed in the safety and comfort of your car (drive-thru testing) or at your home (in home testing). If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, call our office for an appointment or book online on our appointment page.
About our Drive-thru Testing Service
To minimize the risk of infection, My Concierge MD offers drive-thru testing for coronavirus. Our drive-thru testing site is in our office’s valet parking space and in a large parking structure in west Los Angeles. You can easily pass by in your own car and stay inside while our staff performs COVID test for you or your family members.
You will be greeted by our trained medical staff in full protective gear including gowns, masks, gloves, and goggles. Our medical staff will carefully explain what the test looks like before they start the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns about the test, please feel free to ask our team.
Depending on the type of COVID test you choose, you will either provide a blood sample or a nasal or mouth swab sample. If you are requesting RT-PCR testing, our medical team with use a long cotton swab to take a specimen sample from the inside of your nose or mouth. For a rapid COVID antibody test, only a blood sample will be needed, and it is quickly obtained via a rapid test kit (pinprick test). The entire procedure will not take more than five minutes. Test results for the rapid COVID tests are typically ready within 15 minutes and our rapid PCR test results are typically ready within 24 hours but at times can take up to 48 hours.
To find out more about our COVID testing services or to book an appointment, please call us on 877–760–3558.
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