Kelly Goodman Group is offering two forms of COVID-19 testing.
PCR swab to check for current COVID-19 illness and infection. In order to provide our patients with the safest care, we will be testing those who meet criteria in a drive-thru setting to limit exposure. Drive-thru testing is being offered Monday-Friday.
Antibody blood test to check for antibodies against COVID-19. This results as IgG and IgM giving you information as to whether you are currently ill or have fought off the virus and formed immunity. This is an in office blood draw and only for patients who are not currently exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and are three days fever free.
Due to the volume of COVID-19 testing being performed at laboratories, the current turn around time for test results is 2-5 days.
Please call our office to set up an appointment or set up large scale testing for your business.
COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING
Week of January 4, 2020
Monday, January 11 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, January 12 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 13 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 14 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 15 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drive-thru testing will be in the lower level parking lot of the Shops at Sumner Place (the shopping center where our Bethesda office is located).
Patients must be screened via a telehealth appointment with a provider prior to arriving to the testing center. Call our office to set up an appointment. Test results will be delivered via the patient portal in approximately 2-5 days.
Drive-thru Testing Location
Drive-thru testing will be in the lower level parking lot of the Shops at Sumner Place (the shopping center where our Bethesda office is located). Access the lower parking lot off of Sangamore Road, close to where Sumner Fitness is located.
How to protect yourself & others
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home as much as possible
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- 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
- 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.