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NOW OFFERING RAPID AND PCR COVID-19 TESTING!

TESTING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Rapid and PCR COVID-19 Testing is now available. PCR Tests are available to patients age newborn to 25 years. Rapid Testing is now available for all ages!

Rapid test results are available in 15 minutes and PCR test results are available in 2-3 days.

Testing is open to anyone interested in a COVID-19 diagnostic test:

- For screening or travel purposes
- For daycare or school clearance and return
- For those experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19
- For anyone who has knowingly come into contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19

A medical consultation will be completed either in-office or via televisit prior to testing.

Patients Newborn to Age 25 years

  • PCR Test - This service is covered by most insurance plans. Please contact us to verify if your insurance covers this service. Costs not covered by insurance will apply.
  • Rapid Test - The cost of the exam and testing is $90.

Parents of PM Kidz Patients

  • As a convenience to parents with children getting tested, PM Kidz offers Rapid testing (only) for parents at a discounted rate of $75.
  • We will conduct a telemedicine visit for the consultation and testing will be curbside.

Patients over Age 25 years

  • PM Kidz offers Rapid testing (only) for patients over age 25 years for $90.
  • We will conduct a telemedicine visit for the consultation and testing will be curbside.

What's the difference between COVID-19 Rapid and PCR Tests?

There are two main categories of testing:

Antigen Test (frequently referred to as a rapid test). This test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. Turnaround time for results is usually very quick, within 15 minutes. Rapid tests are considered most accurate in a patient who is having symptoms of COVID-19. While the rapid test can get you results very quickly, the results may not always be as accurate if you are not having any symptoms.

PCR Test. PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even in those who have no symptoms. Turnaround time is longer, generally 2-3 days but can be in as little as 24 hours. When demand is high, results can take a week or longer.

If you are not sure which COVID-19 test is right for you, please talk with a healthcare provider. We're here to help!

Safety Precautions

PM Kidz has implemented several measures to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff. For patients with possible COVID-19 exposure or symptoms, we will evaluate you via a telemedicine visit to reduce the risk of exposure to infection. For all patients who are seen in the office for a visit, they are quickly registered and immediately placed in a sanitized exam room. Any additional paperwork can be completed in the exam room. We are requesting the fewest number of people possible to accompany the patient for in-office visits. We request that all people over two years of age wear a face mask for the entire visit – including while waiting in the exam room. All providers and staff wear face masks and select protective equipment as necessary. Staff members are screened daily for symptoms prior to the start of work. Additionally, we have added a higher level of sanitation to our already stringent cleaning policies for all rooms, surfaces and contact areas in our office. We strongly practice social distancing and safe hygiene.

For patients with known exposure to COVID-19 or high risk symptoms, testing will be conducted curbside.

Covid-19 Information

Protect yourself and others. Wear a mask, wash hands often, stay 6 feet from others.

Southern Maryland Health Departments

Charles County Health Department

  • COVID-19 Call Center: (301) 609-6717
  • Phone: 301-609-6900

St. Mary's Health Department

  • Phone: 301-475-4330