AUSTINTOWN, OH (October 9, 2020) – On Demand Occupational Medicine is now offering instant COVID-19 and flu tests at little to no cost for our clients.
“On Demand Occupational is more than just drug testing, and we are very excited to offer not only flu, but COVID-19 tests during these uncertain times,” says Megan Wine, Director of Sales. “The instant COVID test allows patients to find out if they tested positive or not within the same day so they aren’t waiting on results while quarantined. We are also very excited to have the addition of our Immediate Care where patients can be examined and treated in one place.”
The type of instant COVID test being used is the Abbott’s ID NOW COVID-19 Rapid Test. The ID NOW test is “a rapid, molecular point-of-care test that detects COVID-19 in 13 minutes or less,” according to Abbott’s website abbott.com. ID NOW was authorized in March 2020 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
On Demand Occupational Medicine operates 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. All instant COVID tests are by appointment only, but patients can expect short wait times and friendly providers to issue the tests. We administer tests to patients self-referred as well as employer-requested who both symptomatic and asymptomatic. However, there may be insurance fees for those who are asymptomatic.
As of now, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) require insurance companies to cover COVID tests characterized as medically necessary.
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About On Demand
On Demand Drug Testing was established in November of 2007, but with a growing staff and available services, “Drug Testing” just did not fit the script. In 2020, our name was officially changed to On Demand Occupational Medicine, which accompanies our sister companies New Day Recovery and On Demand Counseling. On Demand offers an array of services from safety work solutions and training to drug testing, counseling, peer support and much more.