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COVID-19 Testing at Fisher-Titus: Frequently Asked Questions

July 22, 2020 | Fisher-Titus Medical Center

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in our county, we want to make sure the community knows that they can get testing close to home at Fisher-Titus.

Where should I start if I want to get tested?

A physician's order is required for any COVID-19 testing. Please contact your primary care provider to determine the type of COVID-19 test you may need. Different tests are needed if you have been exhibiting flu like symptoms versus an antibody test to determine if you may have previously been infected with COVID-19. If you are asymptomatic but have had a known exposure, there is a value in a discussion with your primary care provider to understand if testing is right for you.

How can I get a doctor’s order for COVID-19 testing if I do not have a primary care physician?

If you do not have a primary care physician, Fisher-Titus primary care physicians are accepting new patients, and many have same-day and next-day availability. You can schedule an appointment by calling 419-660-2900.

Virtual Visits are also available through the Amwell app using the service key “FISHERTITUS.” You can request an appointment anytime, anywhere and discuss an order for COVID-19 testing. Visit fishertitus.org/virtualvisits for more information.

If you are unable to establish a visit with a primary care provider, you can also visit Fisher-Titus Convenient Care or the Emergency Department if your condition requires immediate care.

How much does a COVID-19 test cost? 

The cost of a COVID-19 test varies depending on insurance coverage. You can check with your insurance company for the cost.

How long does it take to get the results?

Result times can vary from three hours to seven days. This can be affected by the guidelines put out by the state lab for who receives priority testing. We are working very closely with our partner labs to process tests as quickly as possible. Delays in testing can also be caused by limits in the amount of overall national testing supplies.

How will I get my results?

If your condition requires hospitalization, your results will be provided directly to you by your health care provider at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. If you are tested but remain an outpatient, you can obtain your results from your primary care physician who ordered the test, or if you are an established patient, through the myFisherTitus patient portal. Our laboratory is unable to give out results over the phone.