How can I get a COVID-19 test?

It’s important to first address what type of test you might need.

Dr. Bikholz and Nurse Practitioner, Anna Spoelhof are available for COVID-19 Consultations. Our COVID-19 Consultations are $75 for non-members, $45 for Direct Primary Care Patients and included for our Concierge patients.

Consults are valuable for patients who are currently symptomatic or asymptomatic and seeking testing because they believe they might have been exposed, or would like to be tested before going back to work, attending school or other activities.

Please see the chart above for all the tests we have available in the office.

What if I have symptoms?

If you are currently ill and think you might have COVID-19, call our office to schedule a COVID-19 consultation. Dr. Birkholz can help you determine if you require a COVID-19 viral RNA test to learn if you have an acute infection. Note that the CDC has issued guidelines for viral RNA and Antigen testing to determine acute infection. You can read those here.

What if I don’t have symptoms but want to get a test?

Call the office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Birkholz can discuss the different types of tests available and determine what makes the most sense for you.

What if I think I had COVID-19 but I am no longer symptomatic?

If you believe that you recently had COVID-19, you may be a good candidate for a Serum Antibody Test. If this is the case, we would set up a consultation to make sure the correct time frame has passed and the right test is being ordered.

Where can I go for more information about COVID-19?

Because information is constantly changing, we suggest visiting the CDC Website for the latest information about symptoms, testing, prevention and other guidelines.

Our practice also makes regular COVID-19 testing updates on our social channels located at the bottom of this page.

You can also check with your own primary care provider (if you are not a member of the practice) and your local health department.

Where can I go for more information about COVID-19?

All international travel and some stateside travel requires proof of a negative PCR nasal swab test taken within 72 hours of departure. As numbers rise, oftentimes PCR results may not be back in 72 hours. Some countries allow the test to be done 4 or more days before departure. More information is available HERE.