COVID-19 Test Now Available at Statcare
At Statcare, we’ve been closely monitoring the coronavirus situation throughout the U.S., and more specifically in New York City. With cases rising each day, our goal is to keep the virus from spreading and to keep New Yorkers and their family members safe. We are now offering COVID-19 testing at all of our 7 Statcare locations, including Astoria (Queens), Hicksville (Long Island), Bronx (174th St.), Bronx (Bartow Mall), Brooklyn, Jackson Heights, and Midtown Manhattan.
Coronavirus Test Process at Statcare
We are doing covid-19 testing. COVID-19 testing as per CDC and NYSDOH guidelines. Once you arrive at the location, our provider will determine that.
Don’t walk in to our facilities. Please follow the process. This helps limiting exposure of our staff and keeps everyone safe and avoids congestion in our office that would risk other staff and patients. Due to the current situation and to protect our staff and other patients, we are shifting our registration process online to prioritize health.
In order to do this we will require a few things prior to your visit. (it is recommended that you read the whole process before beginning)
- Please check-in online. Confirm you have made an appointment by clicking online check in on our website or following this link (Please remember to select the correct location and reason for visit)
2. Once you have made the appointment, click on the yellow “PATIENT FORMS” to sign our consent forms and give us some demographic information. Please attach both sides of your Picture ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) to this link. Your appointment is only final once these documents are completed and we have verified your insurance.
3. Once we receive the forms via docusign, our staff will text you with a confirmation of the appointment and instructions. If there are any questions that our staff has, we will contact you by text message or phone.
We appreciate your understanding during these times.
Before Your COVID-19 Test
- If you have flu-like symptoms, please stay outside the office or in your car until we call you or ask you to come in.
- Also, please come alone unless it is a minor being accompanied by an adult. Also, we request you to not bring anyone with you so we can keep our staff and other patients safe.
If you have insurance, it will just be your copay.
For straight Medicare and straight Medicaid, there is NO co-pay.
If you do not have insurance and are self pay, it is $125 (visit fee)+25 (collection fee)
If you’re not sure if you need a test, get seen by our online doctor now by starting a televisit. An online doctor will ask you your symptoms and let you know whether a test is necessary or not. Please call (917) 310-3371 to schedule your telehealth visit.
The test itself is a nasal swab just like the flu test.
Per the CDC, symptoms of the coronavirus can include:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
However, you may feel additional symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, chills, or a sore throat.
To prevent catching coronavirus, the WHO and CDC both recommend:
- Avoiding large gatherings
- Keeping a safe distance of 6 feet from others.
- Washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
- Using hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol when you can’t wash your hands
It’s important to note that no cure or vaccine is currently available for coronavirus (COVID-19), which is why the CDC along with the federal and local government recommend social distancing at this time, especially for those that could be most vulnerable to severe complications such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
If you’re experience any symptoms that could be related to coronavirus, have recently received a positive test or are awaiting test results you should take the following steps to help prevent spreading it to others:
- Wear a mask (N95)
- Self-quarantine inside your home for at least 14 days
- Disinfect your home and frequently touched surfaces and objects with Chlorox wipes
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the crevice of your elbow
- Keep your distance from family members (when possible)
- Ensure family members who may have been exposed stay quarantined esp. If they have recently returned from their travel