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No cost Vaccines!

Now Available at our testing site

VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE! PLEASE CALL 678-909-4909 TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT.

 

FREE Covid-19 Testing

Now Available in Douglasville, GA

No appointment necessary. Quick results in approximately 2-3 business days (usually within 48 hours).
We test all patients – no restrictions and no referrals necessary!

 

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New Address!

6025 Professional Pkwy
Douglasville, GA 30134

Hours

Mon - Fri
8am - 4pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
We take a 1 hour lunch break from 1pm-2pm Monday through Friday. We are closed on all major holidays.

678.909.4909
covidcare@dcpulmonary.com

WE’VE MOVED! Effective June 1, 2021, DC Pulmonary is moving its COVID testing and vaccination site to our office location at 6025 Professional Pkwy, Douglasville GA 30134. We will offer the same drive-thru testing and vaccination services that we currently offer at Deer Lick Park!

Please note that, EFFECTIVE SATURDAY MAY 29TH, we will DISCONTINUE OUR TESTING AND VACCINATION SERVICES OUT OF DEER LICK PARK as we move to our new location! THERE WILL BE NO TESTING OR VACCINATIONS OFFERED ON SAT MAY 29th.

New Location: 6025 Professional Pkwy, Douglasville 30134

DC Pulmonary Medicine is offering curbside COVID-19 testing at NO COST to all individuals

Please get COVID-19 tested if you plan to travel or visit with family or friends outside of your immediate household. For those who must travel, the CDC recommends testing before and after a trip, among other steps.

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Regardless of your insurance type or whether you are uninsured
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Regardless of your health status
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Pre-registration is not required

Attention

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as extreme shortness of breath, please contact your physician immediately.

If this is an emergency, please dial 911.

Given the recent uptick in the prevalence of COVID-19 in the general population, the need for free and reliable COVID-19 testing is greater than ever before.

With many years of practice management experience and established relationships with key vendors and providers, including LabCorp, DC Pulmonary Medicine welcomes the opportunity to serve the larger Douglas County and Douglasville community.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, PLEASE BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARD WITH YOU. ALTHOUGH WE MUST COLLECT YOUR INSURANCE INFORMATION, YOU WILL NOT BE ASSESSED ANY COST FOR YOUR VISIT OR FOR THE COVID-19 DIAGONOSTIC TEST, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF HEALTH INSURANCE YOU MAY HAVE.

YOU MUST ALSO BRING A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID, IF YOU HAVE ONE.

Testing FAQs

What can I expect during my visit?

We offer curbside testing, where you will be tested for COVID-19 in the comfort of your car. In order to process your test with the lab company, and to track your results, we must register information about you into an electronic medical records system. You will be required to complete a registration form for each individual who will be tested. A swab sample will be taken from your nose and will be sent to a lab company for testing. Your results will be returned within 48-72 hours of testing. You can access your test results by clicking here.

If you plan to visit the test site within the next 72-hours, you may register here to expedite the intake process. Although pre-registration is encouraged, it is NOT required.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of the Test? What If I Don’t Have Insurance?

You will be required to provide us with your insurance status. If you are insured, you must have a copy of your insurance card and a government-issued photo ID. If you are uninsured OR if you do not have a government-issued ID, you must attest that you are NOT covered by ANY health insurance OR that you do not have a government-issued photo ID.

REGARDLESS OF YOUR INSURANCE STATUS, OR YOUR INSURANCE TYPE, YOU WILL NOT INCUR ANY OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE FOR YOUR VISIT OR FOR THE TEST. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT YOU MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME, OR ALL, OF THE COST FOR TESTING IF YOU ATTEMPT TO TEST MULTIPLE TIMES.

Will I Be Required to See a Doctor?

You will have a short visit with a nurse practitioner or medical doctor to discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing, any exposure you may have had and any other reason for testing. In addition, a medical assistant will record your temperature using an infrared thermometer and will also take heart rate and oxygen readings using a pulse oximeter. Additional evaluation may occur, depending on your health status.

A qualified medical assistant will then provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to effectively perform a nasopharyngeal swab. A small swab must be inserted into your nose for a few seconds in order to secure the needed sample. In partnership with LabCorp, DC Pulmonary Medicine will order a molecular-based RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test on your nasopharyngeal swab. You can expect your results in 2-3 business days.

How Long Will My Visit Take?

Your visit may take more than one hour. Please allow for at least an hour for your visit, although wait times will vary based on traffic volume.

How Do I Access Test Results?

You can access your test results by accessing the LabCorp Web Portal here. You will receive instructions on how to access your test results from the LabCorp Web Portal in the discharge instructions you will receive at the testing site. The discharge paperwork also provides instructions on next steps if your test is positive or negative.

Interpreting your LabCorp test results can be confusing. Please note that, if your lab report informs you that your test results were “abnormal” and/or if your report states that the value is “detected,” then you have tested positive for the virus.

Who is DC Pulmonary Medicine?

DC Pulmonary Medicine is a multi-specialty practice in Douglasville and Marietta offering internal medicine, family practice and pulmonary care. DC Pulmonary Medicine is affiliated with Douglas County Family Practice, a family-medicine practice established in Douglasville over thirty years ago.

In these unprecedented times, the physicians, providers and staff at DC Pulmonary Medicine believe that it is our obligation to give back to the community in a manner that is as unique as the circumstances in which we now find ourselves. The need is great for our community to have access to fast, free and reliable testing. Testing is an essential weapon in our fight against COVID-19. DC Pulmonary Medicine is pleased to partner with Douglas County to help our community meet the challenges brought by this worldwide pandemic.

Why is the COVID-19 Test Free?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured.

Through its enactment of the CARES Act and associated HHS regulations, the federal government has agreed to cover the cost of COVID-19 diagnostics (the lab fee) and the associated professional services fees (provider evaluation, determination of medical necessity and test ordering).

By law, insurance companies cannot charge patients (including those with high-deductible plans) any co-pay, deductible, or other out-of-pocket expense for the COVID-19 test or the site visit. The CARES Act similarly covers the cost of the diagnostics and the visit for all uninsured patients as long as they certify that they are NOT covered by ANY insurance.

Vaccine FAQs

What are the most common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect here.

How long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last?

We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.

Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

How many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will I need to get?

The number of doses needed depends on which vaccine you receive. To get the most protection:

  • Two Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses should be given 3 weeks (21 days) apart.
  • Two Moderna vaccine doses should be given 1 month (28 days) apart.
  • Johnson & Johnsons Jansen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose.

If you receive a vaccine that requires two doses, you should get your second shot as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose, if necessary.. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.

If I have an underlying condition, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Is it safe for my child to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Like adults, children may have some side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Children 12 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in children 12 years and older. Your child cannot get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine.

If I am pregnant, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, if you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

You might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider to help you decide whether to get vaccinated. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant and have received a COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to enroll in v-safe, CDC’s smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins after vaccination. A v-safe pregnancy registry has been established to gather information on the health of pregnant people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Can I get vaccinated against COVID-19 while I am currently sick with COVID-19?

No. People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation; those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.

Who is paying for the COVID-19 vaccines?

The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot:

  • Charge you for the vaccine
  • Charge you directly for any administration fees, copays, or coinsurance
  • Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network
  • Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate

COVID-19 vaccination providers can:

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