COVID Testing in Atlanta

If you are a patient needing to be evaluated for COVID-19, please follow the steps below. Please note, due to high demand, completing these steps does not guarantee that you will be tested, it simply places you on our list of patients requesting COVID-19 testing.

We currently offer several options for COVID-19 testing. We offer COVID-19 PCR testing to evaluate for active infection. We also offer IgG antibody testing to evaluate fir previous COVID-19 infection. We bill insurance for the office encounter as well as the COVID-19 test itself. These services are billed to insurance. Insurance may or may not cover the office encounter and/or the COVID-19 testing. Coverage for these services is determined by your insurance company and takes into consideration the reason you are being tested. We are currently out of network with most HMO’s including Kaiser and the POS plan from BCBS.

If you have no insurance the out of pocket cost for the office encounter is $75 and the out of pocket cost for the COVID-19 nasal PCR test is $100 and the COVID-19 serum antibody test is $100. Turnaround time for the nasal pcr test result through Quest is currently about 3 to 5 business days, depending on lab volumes.

We do have options for expedited testing as well via a different private lab. Expedited tests are not rapid tests.  The expedited test is the PCR test, run at a large lab facility, which results in similar sensitivity rates to Quest. The expedited turn around results in 36 to 48 hours.  The expedited PCR test cost is $175 and this is not covered by insurance. Please note once you secure your appointment slot for the expedited testing, the fee is NON–REFUNDABLE.

To onboard for COVID-19 screening please follow the two steps listed below.

You are required to complete both steps.

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DOCUMENTATION:

Fill out and electronically sign all documents online as listed below: 

Here are the steps:

In order to register you will need to perform the following steps.

  1. Fill out enrollment forms by clicking on the following link: Enrollment Forms.
  2. While in the enrollment forms document, take pictures of your drivers license (front)  and insurance card (front and back) and upload them onto this system.
  3. Once you submit this form you will receive an email that will confirm that we received your information. This email will also contain a link to a docusign document in order to sign our consent to treatment and financial responsibilities documents.
  4. Please review and electronically sign these documents.
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OhMD:

You will use this app to request an appointment. We also use OhMD to communicate by text and to send your COVID-19 testing results, as well as to conduct telemedicine consults, in a secure HIPAA compliant manner. Please download the app. Below are instructions on how to download the OhMD app to your smart phone

  1. Download the app by clicking one of the links above
  2. Open the app
  3. Click continue
  4. Enter your email address then click continue
  5. Enter first name and last name (ensure this is the same first and last name we have on file for you as a patient as this is an important link to establish)
  6. Create a password and agree to the terms.
  7. Enter your phone number.
  8. Then click on text me.
  9. Enter the code that is sent to you.
  10. Click patient
  11. Enter date of birth and gender
  12. Click continue
  13. Click on Dr. Edward Espinosa (if you don’t see “Dr. Edward Espinosa” go ahead and search for it on the messages screen)
  14. And send us a test text.
  15. We will need to approve/accept your request for the OhMD app and this may take up to 24 hours.
  16. We will respond back to ensure we are able to communicate with you.
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