City provides steps to getting tested for COVID-19

City of Kerrville have provided a guide are citizens in an attempt to assist in navigating the process of obtaining COVID-19 testing.

If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, sore throat, coughing, body aches and shortness of breath, take the following steps to get screened and possibly tested for virus.

Testing for COVID-19 requires a physicians order.

IF YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IS EMPLOYED IN THE PETERSON HEALTH SYSTEM:

Contact your Primary Care Physician

• Schedule an appointment during normal business hours

• Hours vary by physician office

• There is a charge for an office visit

• Primary Care Physician will call the Peterson Regional Medical Center drive-thru to schedule an appointment

• Your physician will bill insurance

IF YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IS NOT EMPLOYED IN THE PETERSON HEALTH SYSTEM:

Contact your Primary Care Physician

• Schedule an appointment during normal business hours

• Hours vary by physician office

• There is a charge for an office visit

• Specimen will be collected at the office and sent to a lab

If NO specimen is collected, Primary Care Physician will contact a drive-thru to schedule an appointment (PRMC drive-thru is preferred)

• You should expect charges similar to an office visit

• IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN (Three options):

• Contact Peterson Urgent Care for screening at (830) 258-7669

• Schedule an appointment during normal business hours

• Monday-Friday 7 am-7 pm / Saturday & Sunday 8 am–4 pm

• There is a charge for an office visit

• Peterson Urgent Care will call the Peterson Regional Medical Center drive-thru to schedule an appointment

• PRMC will bill insurance or accept payments

• Contact the Peterson Hospital COVID-19 Non-Medical Hotline at (830) 896-4200, Press Option 1

• 6 am–12 midnight, 7 days a week

• Contact Franklin Clinic for screening at (830) 792-5800

• Schedule an appointment during normal business hours

• Monday-Friday 8 am-6 pm / Saturday 8 am–1 pm

• There is a charge for an office visit

• Franklin Clinic offers Tele-visits

• Franklin Clinic will collect the specimen and test through CPL

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD A PHYSICIAN VISIT (Two options):

• Contact Peterson Community Care at (830) 258-7900

• Contact San Antonio Metro Health’s COVID-19 Hotline at (210) 207-5779

• Monday – Friday 8 am–7 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am– 4:30 pm

• Metro Health does not charge for COVID19 testing and does not collect specimens.

• Metro Health will help you find a low- or no-cost provider

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