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If you have any of the symptoms below OR believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call 515-500-6711.
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
- Head/Sinus/Nasal Congestion
- Runny Nose
- Post Nasal Drainage
- Loss of Taste/Smell
- Headache with other symptoms listed
- Body Aches/Fatigue with other symptoms listed
Can I get tested for COVID-19? What are the requirements?
There are defined testing criteria, and supplies are limited. McFarland Clinic is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for COVID-19 testing. Only patients with a known exposure or who have symptoms above will be tested.
What is the cost of a COVID test?
- U0002 - COVID lab test - $78.00
- 86769 - COVID antibody test - $63.00
*Discounts may apply for uninsured.
My employer is requiring a doctor’s note that says I don’t have COVID-19 so I can return to work. How do I get one?
McFarland Clinic will only test patients meeting CDC criteria. The CDC is advising employers: “Do not require healthcare providers to issue notes for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness to validate their illness or to return to work.” McFarland is following this guidance as outlined in CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers. View more information about employer guidance here.
Is it safe to come the clinic? Should I cancel my routine appointments?
McFarland Clinic providers and staff follow standard infection control procedures to protect patients and staff and to control infection. Some of the measures we've taken include signage and screening at all entrances, masking, physical distancing, and frequent cleaning and disinfecting of exam rooms and public spaces. Learn more about our patient and visitor guidelines.
Many McFarland Clinic providers are now offering video visits to allow patients to be seen without coming to the clinic. Availability varies by provider. Call your provider's office or see our Visit Types page for more information.
Can someone come with me to my appointment?
McFarland Clinic is requesting no more than one visitor accompany a patient to his or her appointment.
Questions? Call 211 - IDPH Public Hotline
The Iowa Department of Public Health has established a public hotline for Iowans with general questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 211.
Please refer to these resources for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Iowa and in the United States.