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COVID-19 Testing

Below is our COVID testing process:

  1. Your appointment will be scheduled as "curbside" &  be required to enter through the rear entry of the practice. 
  2. When you arrive you need to call 972-787-0044 the office so we confirm the exam room is ready for you. 
  3. All individuals attending the appointment are required to wear a mask.  
  4. We are requiring that a credit card be placed on file for any additional services that might occur (confirm with your provider). 

 Click the link - COVID Vault Form

**For 2021 we are moving forward/towards a contactless payment offering that will service all visit types **

COVID-19: Exposure: True exposure to COVID-19 means a person spent more than 15 minutes over a 24 hour period within 6 feet of an infected person with or without a mask. If your child has had true exposure, please call our office since COVID recommendations are constantly changing. 

COVID-19: Quarantine: CDC still recommends a 14 day quarantine period for COVID exposed people WITHOUT symptoms, the CDC has presented two new quarantine options. These new options are available to help increase compliance with quarantining in order to help decrease the spread of the virus. If an exposed person develops any symptoms at any time during the quarantine period, they should call our office.

Option 1: an exposed person WITHOUT symptoms may quarantine for only 10 days after the last known exposure, instead of 14 days. With this option, there is still a 1-10% transmission rate, and the exposed person must wear a mask in public until 14 days after exposure, be diligent with hand washing, and practice social distancing.

Option 2: an exposed person WITHOUT symptoms who has a negative COVID test at least 5 days or more after exposure may shorten their quarantine to 7 days, instead of 14. With this option, there is still a 5-12% transmission rate, and the exposed person must wear a mask in public until 14 days after exposure, be diligent with hand washing, and practice social distancing.

Q: When should I take a Rapid Antigen  test?
A: Testing is most effective 3-5 days after exposure for maximum accuracy.  After exposure most positive cases present within 7 days. Early or late testing may render a high rate of false negative result.

Q: What are the types of COVID-19 testing available and how long for the results?

PCR (deep nasal swab) – this test will detect if you are actively infected with COVID-19. The test is sent to our commercial lab partner for analysis, which uses the Abbot Architect platform. Lab work is performed by Quest Diagnostics & LabCorp.  Results can take 1-3 days.

SARS Antigen FIA (nasal swab) – a rapid test performed with a nasal swab to detect if you are actively infected with Covid-19. Test results are using the new Sofia 2 analyzer by Quidel which is FDA Emergency Use Authorization approved. Results in as little as 15 minutes.                  Click this link for more information – Quidel Antigen Patient Fact Sheet

SARS Antigen FIA + Flu A/B (nasal swab) – a rapid test performed with a nasal swab to detect if you are actively infected with Covid-19 and/or either Flu A/B. Test results are using the new Sofia 2 analyzer by Quidel which is FDA Emergency Use Authorization approved. Results in as little as 15 minutes.

Q: Does insurance cover COVID-19 testing & visit?
A: Yes, if the child is symptomatic (showing symptoms) at the time the provider evaluates your child. Currently, all the large insurance carriers are covering the office visit & COVID test.  If you are unsure if your carrier will cover this visit contact your insurance carrier for confirmation. 

Q: Does insurance cover the "Rapid Antigen" test?
A: Currently, the majority of insurance carriers are reimbursing for the Rapid Antigen test. However, this might change in the coming months for 2021 & will update this page if it does.

Q: If I have no insurance (SELF-PAY) what is the cost for the "Rapid Antigen" test?

1. SARS Antigen FIA – $100 due at time of service
2. SARS Antigen FIA + Flu A/B – $120 due at time of service

Q: Are you accepting patients with COVID-19 Symptoms?
A: Yes, we are accepting visits from patients that are symptomatic. You will be scheduled as a curbside appointment & be required to enter through the rear entry (behind  the building).  All individuals attending the appointment are required to wear a mask.  We are also requiring that a card be placed on file for any additional services that might occur (Confirm with your provider). For 2021 we are moving forward/towards a contactless payment offering that will service all visit types.   Click the link - COVID Vault Form

Kid Approved Pediatrics - Frisco, Tx

Located North West Corner of Coit & Eldorado

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00am - 12:00pm 1st & 3rd Sat each month

Sunday:

Closed