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Is proof of insurance is required for testing and treatment? The state health department guidance on paying for testing is “There is no cost associated with COVID-19 testing by the state laboratory but that testing has been prioritized for public health purposes. You may not be able to be tested at the state laboratory.”
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If a single parent tests positive for COVID-19, what should they do with their kids as they go into isolation? Provider and public health would go over this with a parent during their case investigation after testing positive. In this situation the best public health officials can offer is guidance/education on disease transmission. It is unlikely that the parent would be able to isolate completely from their child, therefore, the child should remain in quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure to the parent during the parent’s infectious period. The infectious period is 10 days from symptom onset AND no fever for at least 24 hours without using fever reducing medicine AND significant improvement of all other symptoms for at least 24 hours.

 

If people are positive for COVID-19, and seek medical care and are uninsured, how will their medical bills be covered? People may be able to apply for emergency Medicaid to cover the bills if they are hospitalized.

 

How do I prove I do not have insurance in     order to access of one of Adams County’s     free testing sites for the uninsured/  uninsurable and community members experiencing homelessness? No proof of lack of insurance is required to access testing. Insured community members are encouraged to visit the testing site located at Water World, or one of the other many testing sites across the county.

 

How long does it take to get a COVID-19 test result back? For PCR tests, which are most widely used, most providers and testing sites are able to get you a result within 48-72 hours. For rapid antigen tests, test results can be collected within 15 minutes, however, you might expect to wait upwards of an hour at a testing site to receive your results. Lab processing and result turnaround time varies across testing sites and providers, so it is recommended to ask your testing site / provider on their estimated time to receive results.

 

How do I prove I am an Adams County     resident in order to access Adams County’s     free testing sites for the uninsured/  uninsurable and community members experiencing homelessness? No proof of residency is required to access testing. Community members who do not live in Adams and Jefferson Counties are encouraged to visit the testing site located at Water World, or one of the other many testing sites across the state.

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