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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 On-Site Viral Solutions Physicians and Physician Assistants.
We are the Largest and Most Efficient Covid Testing Provider in Georgia.

Covid Test Results Typically Arrive in 2–3 Days.

Viral Solutions Locations and Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 am-12:30 pm + 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday: 8 am-2 pm

Extended Saturday Hours at our South DeKalb Location: 8 am-3 pm

Our dedicated staff takes a 30-minute lunch break from 12:30-1 pm to rest and refuel.

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 2-3 days.

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.

See FAQ for more details.

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Listen to a WSB radio interview with Dr. Benjamin Lefkove and Ron Sanders, PA-C, founders Viral Solutions

After seeing the need for additional COVID-19 testing in the Atlanta area, this duo founded Viral Solutions in an effort to offer the best diagnostic testing possible in a timely manner for all, including the uninsured.

Dr. Lefkove and Sanders, PA-C, return to the show five months after their last visit to chat about how their business has since exploded. Their drive-up testing locations have become the largest single ambulatory sites in the state. They discuss their trials and tribulations on the pandemic front, adding vaccine administration into the mix, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q What type of testing does Viral Solutions perform?

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.

Q What is the difference between rapid testing and PCR?

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.

Q How much will it cost?

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.

Q What if I am uninsured?

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.

Q How long will it take to get my test results?

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).

Q How do I create my account on the patient portal and receive my results?

We have published a handy PDF with instructions to help you create your account and navigate the patient portal.

Q What do I do if my insurance company denies payment for care I received at Viral Solutions? Will I be billed for this?

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.

These reforms specifically state that there will be no patient cost-sharing (copays, deductibles, co-insurance, balance billing, etc) for COVID19 Diagnostics. Please see here, here, and here for additional supporting documentation related to the CARES Act, COVID19 Diagnostics, and HHS Regulations surrounding COVID19 testing.

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 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 thousands of COVID tests on kids, so we have the experience to help your child get accurate, fast COVID-19 test results, with a minimum of fuss.

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