Fast Drive-Up Covid Testing in Atlanta: Viral Solutions
No Appointment Needed. No Wait. No Out-Of-Pocket Cost. All Insurance Accepted.
Patients are Evaluated in Real Time by Local Viral Solutions Physicians and Physician Assistants.
Covid Test Results Typically Arrive in 24–36 Hours.
Viral Solutions Locations and Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 am-12:30 pm + 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday: 8 am-2 pm
Our dedicated staff takes a 30-minute lunch break from 12:30-1 pm to rest and refuel.
Norcross (Coming Soon)
Viral Solutions will be opening in Norcross in Three Weeks.
Viral Solutions Drive-Up Covid Testing is Best in Class
Viral Solutions was founded by an Atlanta-based Emergency Physician and Physician Assistant to help find a way to resolve the current COVID-19 testing crisis in Georgia.
We perform COVID-19 PCR testing, because it is the gold standard test. Our patients are evaluated in real time by a local team of Viral Solutions Physicians and Physician Assistants.
We have some of the fastest turnaround times in Atlanta, with reliable results typically arriving in 24-36 hours, or even faster.
Viral Solutions believes every person should have immediate access to the best COVID-19 testing available. No patient should wait to get a COVID-19 test. All patients—including the uninsured—should have easy access to COVID-19 testing, and that's what Viral Solutions provides.
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Viral Solutions performs molecular-based RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing on nasopharyngeal samples. A small swab will be inserted into the back of your nose for a few seconds to obtain an appropriate sample. We chose to use RT-PCR because it caries the highest sensitivity for detection of COVID19. Our tests are approved for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) under an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.
There are many different testing platforms available for detection of COVID19. "Rapid tests" typically test for the proteins on the surface of the virus. This test does not carry the same high-level of sensitivity as the RT-PCR tests that we are performing. It is VERY important that your test detect virus if present, as false negatives can result in you inadvertently exposing your friends and loved ones to COVID19.
All of our services have NO out-of-pocket cost to you. We will bill your insurance for the cost of the test. We do not "balance bill" patients, nor do we collect co-pays, deductibles, or co-insurance. Your insurance should not be charging you any out-of-pocket expense for this service, per federal law.
We welcome ALL patients, who believe they may have COVID19, to come and get tested. We do not charge uninsured patients for the cost of evaluation or testing. You will be asked to certify that you are uninsured at the time of evaluation.
Typically, results return in 2-3 days (sometimes sooner). One of our foundational principles is expedient turn-around of results, as it is vital that you have your answer as soon as possible. Your test results will flow directly into your patient portal, where you can view and print (if needed).
No, you will not be directly billed. We stand by our policy of no out-of-pocket cost for our patients. COVID19 diagnostics (the "lab fee") and associated Professional Service Fees (Provider evaluation, determination of medical necessity, and test ordering) were addressed by the Federal government with the insurance reforms enacted in the CARES Act and associated HHS regulations.
If your insurance denies payment, we will work directly with your insurer to inform and educate them on the fact that your service is covered within the confines of the law and current regulations. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive a denial of coverage notice from your insurance company.
And Yes, Viral Solutions Tests Kids!
If your child is in need of a COVID-19 PCR test, Viral Solutions has you covered. We've performed hundreds of tests on kids, so we have the experience to help your child get accurate, fast COVID-19 test results, with a minimum of fuss.