COVID-19 Testing for Adults at Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care – Frequently Asked Questions
Read our FAQ’s below to prepare for your COVID-19 testing visit.
Night Lite Pediatrics Safety Precautions for Parents and Pediatric Patients
- Pediatric patients and adults are first encouraged to start their visit by registering on-line. We triage parents and patients for cough and fever. If positive, they must stay in the car to complete their registration and for further instructions.
- We encourage every patient to register online before their office visit
- ALL parents and patients are to sanitize their hands before signing in, regardless of the reason for the visit. Everyone who walks in must wear a surgical face mask.
- We limit the time patients spend in our facilities by encouraging them to wait in their vehicle. Our team will call the patient when it is time for them to be seen.
- We allow only one parent or guardian to go to the exam room with the patient(s)
- Our medical personnel wear Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) when we swab for Covid-19 or when evaluating a patient suspected of Covid-19. Our exam rooms and equipment are carefully sanitized after each visit.
- As an alternative, a healthcare provider dons PPE and goes to the car to collect vital signs of pulse ox, heart rate, and temperature. They listen to the lungs, check for lymphadenopathy, etc. and collect the flu test. If the patient needs to come inside for additional evaluation, we have them place a mask and go to a designated (COVID-19) sick room.
- Patients when discharged, will be given age-appropriate isolation instructions and encouraged to go to the hospital if their condition worsens and not return to NLP.
DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR COVID-19 TESTING YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AN AVERAGE OF 1-2 HOURS WAIT-TIME.
It’s my child’s first visit – can I get tested for Covid-19 too?
YES, once we register your child, he/she is then considered established and you can get tested for covid-19 too.
Can I come in without my child to get tested for covid-19?
YES, if your child has been tested within 24 hours, you can get covid-19 tested.
What are the restrictions for a parent to be tested for Covid?
- Only for parents that bring their child in for testing or parents within 24 hours of child getting tested
- Only 1 underlying condition (Diabetes or HTN, not both)
- Must be <65 years of age
- Must not be immunocompromised
- Must not be on any anticoagulant
- Must not be pregnant
- No Covid related symptoms
Can both parents get covid-19 tested?
Yes, both parents can get tested for Covid-19.
How much does it cost for an adult to get tested?
We accept most insurances including Medicaid (not Medicare).
If you or your child are uninsured, we will submit expenses to the government CARES ACT program along with a signed affidavit and copy your driver’s license or passport (U.S. valid address) to have the claim processed, If the state denies the claim you will be responsible for the full balance.
I don’t have kids; can I get tested for Covid-19?
No, the adult testing is only for parents bringing their child in for a Covid-19 screening.
I’m a foster parent, can I get tested for Covid-19?
Yes, we would need the child’s guardianship paperwork in order to test the foster parent.
I have custody of my friends’ children; can I get tested for Covid-19 too?
Yes, we would need the child’s guardianship paperwork in order to test the adult that has custody.
Can my husband (or wife) get tested for Covid-19 too?
Yes, as long as they are the parent of the child or the child was seen within the last 24 hours)
Can my boyfriend or girlfriend get tested for Covid-19 too?
Only an adult who is a legal guardian of the child.
Can I bring my adult child to get tested?
No, only the parent of the child or patients from 0-21 years of age.
I don’t have symptoms of Covid-19, can I get tested for Covid-19?
Yes, we can test a asymptomatic patients. Our provider will discuss that with you.
What do I need to bring with me?
Insurance card and government issued photo ID.
Can I get seen for something other than covid-19 testing?
No, Parents are only offered Covid-19 testing and Covid-19 counseling.