Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, OakBend Medical Group will conduct COVID-19 Testing if, and only if, the patient meets the following criteria:
· Initial criteria for the COVID-19 Testing will require a Telehealth visit:
o A telehealth visit will be instituted by calling 281-238-7870
o Our Medical staff will schedule a visit via tele health
o The patient will be screened during the Telehealth visit for criteria that suggests a possible positive COVID-19.
§ Criteria for COVID-19 Testing:
· Patients must have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) AND have one of the following risk factors:
o Older than 65 years old
o People who have serious underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease/asthma, HIV, immunocompromised)
o Healthcare workers with suspected exposure
o COVID-19 testing is 8am – 1pm with the numbers of tests limited
o All tests must have an order from the telehealth visit
o Test Results take 24-48 hours.
o COVID-19 testing will be charged to patient insurance for patients that have Medicare, Medicaid or Commercial insurance. For self-pay patients the cost of the test is $100 at the time of service. Patients must pay by credit/debit card prior to arriving for the COVID-19 testing.
o The patient will be given instructions by the provider’s office to come to the testing site.
Testing is done at our New Territory location: 4911 Sandhill Dr. Sugar Land, Tx77479