What Testing does PacMed offer?
PacMed is using the PCR swab test for active COVID-19 infections for current patients who qualify. Read below for details about this test.
Does PacMed offer Antibody Testing?
Not at this time. COVID-19 antibody tests were rapidly developed and are currently under review by the FDA and other federal organizations. The meaning of the results is not fully understood and may not provide the answers you are seeking. We do not recommend antibody testing at this time. We will continue to update recommendations in accordance with emerging evidence and expert guidance from the Centers Disease Control (CDC) and Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Please visit the CDC website and IDSA for more information.
PCR Swab Test for Active COVID-19
Screening and Reserving
To minimize exposure, PCR swab testing for active infections is being offered in a drive-thru format at select locations for current PacMed patients. You can qualify and reserve your test through a virtual visit with one of our providers. Please call 1.888.4PACMED (1.888.472.2633) or schedule online. At your visit, we will:
- Screen you for COVID-19 symptoms and criteria. Tests will only be given to patients who have newly onset COVID-19 symptoms (see below).
- Schedule your test and share your testing date, location and further instructions for your test.
Pacific Medical Centers is now administering test to anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Testing has been expanded to all individuals who have new onset symptoms, regardless of age or health status.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days (on average 5-6 days) after exposure to the virus:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include but are not limited to:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
COVID-19 drive-thru testing is currently available at the following locations:
Cost and payment
The drive-thru COVID-19 clinic includes an evaluation and test. Services performed will be submitted to your health insurance for processing.
The cost for the evaluation and testing will be split across separate bills from PacMed and our testing partner, LabCorp.
Charges will vary based on your plan's contracted rate.
Stay up to date with our COVID-19 recommendations and updates on our coronavirus webpage.