VIRTUAL CONSULTS FOR PRIVATE

COVID-19 SCREENING/TESTING

These are consultations exclusively for testing for Covid-19.

TELEMEDICINE VIRTUAL VISIT - 10 minute visit

$150 for Consult only. Labs are add'l fee.

Paid via HSA/FSA/Credit/Debit Only.

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Please read over this page. Instructions for booking as noted below. Booking link at bottom of page.


For public safety, currently if somebody has any of the following, they should be evaluated in their closest ER:

  • Low oxygen saturations with a pulse oximeter (pulse-ox)
  • Severe fatigue
  • New or unusual shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Testing with these individuals should be occurring in a medical center setting.

How are we able to offer testing access?

Collaboration, and researching to find resources so we could serve. We understand that with the re-opening of business, some may like to also know their potential status with Covid-19 consistent with the time of their testing.

This testing is not associated with the free testing offered by the Dept of Public Health; ordering for Dept of Public Health is only with compliance with their limited criteria of testing.


Why do I need a consult?

Currently to get testing done a physician's order is needed. Dr. Bartlett realizes not everybody has a primary care doctor, or easily accessible provider. So she's offering her services to get the screening done. She doesn't want people getting ER bills just because they need testing.

Not only has she done the research on these tests, found quality labs, that were affordable, with methods less invasive, coordinated this, and has created a streamlined approach to testing.

One test you EVEN do in the comfort of your own home. The other is a quick lab draw.

She has created a contact tracing journal to help the health department, and will be doing the follow up reporting to the local health departments for tests suggestive of positive results.

Within about 15 minutes of your consult, you will have a precise plan for getting those labs ordered. You just have to follow through.


Do I have to be currently with symptoms to be tested?

No, you can still be tested.

This is private screening/testing. We are not taking away resources from local testing sites. We send our labs out of state that have innovative methods most labs do not have the capability to do.

We are improving community access to screening/testing.

This will help the health department have better data on those untested previously sick, those with mild symptoms, and those that could be carriers.


Offering to ages 18 years and older.

Thank you. No exceptions.


Pricing?

Consult with Dr. Bartlett for lab ordering is $150, payable to her clinic.

Labs Are Additional Fees As Noted Below.

PCR Testing (viral load) saliva based is $99, payable to lab, plus shipping fees ($10 or $20); further details below.

ELISA Based Antibody Testing (immunologic) with IgM & IgG is $149, payable to lab; further details below.

Both labs are processed in CLIA certified laboratories, aka high complexity laboratories. However each is run at a separate, distinct lab entities.

Total cost to patient for in depth look at possible Covid-19 is $398.

No hidden fees. #priceTransparency

You can consider submitting invoices/receipts to your insurance for reimbursement; we do not do this as we do not do work with any insurance.


Currently what do the different test results prove?

Great question. For this reason Dr. Bartlett has created a video to help you understand what the possibility of tests could mean. Please watch it here before requesting a consult.


Time until results?

PCR Testing has anticipated reporting 48-72 hours after of receipt of specimen. Result will be emailed to patient. Timing of reporting could be variable due to demand.

Antibody Testing has anticipated reporting 72 hours after of receipt of specimen. Will be faxed to our clinic, and emailed to patient. Timing of reporting could be variable due to demand.

Positive findings suggestive of Covid-19 will be reported to local health departments; this is why the contact tracing journal must be completed per our terms.


Terms of our lab ordering:

  • No insurance will be billed. You will get receipts that you can attempt to have your insurance company reimburse, but we do not do that on your behalf. Heather Bartlett, M.D. is an out of network provider, and that has given her the flexibility to work to find this testing for our community.
  • The payment of $150 is payable to our clinic for the consult, ordering, and follow up the labs ordered.
  • Heather Bartlett, M.D. is a non-Medicare provider (opted-out). If you are a Medicare beneficiary, we can order testing for you, but with the following terms, no exceptions: Our clinic cannot bill Medicare for you for this consult; you CANNOT request reimbursement for this consult with Medicare -- doing either of these is Medicare fraud. You accept that you are paying $150 to our clinic without ability to recoup costs from Medicare.
  • There are 2 different high complexity labs that we will be ordering the labs from, both are out of state.
  • The PCR test for viral load is a home testing kit done mailed to you utilizing saliva/spit, and then you will mail the kit back to the lab. This cost will be paid directly to the lab, unless the patient has Medicare, and in that case, the lab will bill Medicare directly for them. Cost is $99. Additional shipping costs from the lab are additional, $10 for kit to arrive to their home in 2 days, $20 for overnight delivery of the kit (overnight fees are waived for Medicare beneficiaries). Deadline time for ordering daily is 12pm EST from this lab or overnight shipping is missed. Again, this is a home testing kit done with saliva/spit mailed to you, and then you will mail back to the lab.
  • After your consultation with Dr. Bartlett, she will get you the information for scheduling the lab draw for specific times and locations. The antibody testing for IgM, and IgG is a blood draw lab (venipuncture). Cost is $149 inclusive of lab draw fee. That fee is paid to COCC Labs as they have contracted with the high complexity lab. Again, this is an in person lab draw.
  • As part of the agreement of this lab testing we are offering, you agreeing that you will comply with our requirements of contact tracing. You will be emailed a contact tracing journal that we have created in order to help our local departments of health, as we will be reporting those results that may show positive testing results of Covid-19. It is expected that the journal will be completed from a start date of 2 weeks prior to the test date, and at least 2 weeks after as well. This journal is part of our contact tracing plan to help the local departments of health, and again is required. Purpose is to help aid in contact tracing easily, and thoroughly. You do not submit this to us, but it needs to be completed and kept in a safe, and easily accessible place in your home.
  • You understand that your total cost of consult, testing, and reporting is $398, plus either $10 or $20 shipping fees as noted in #4 above, payable to entities as noted above.
  • Dr. Bartlett will not be writing any directive notes, sick excuses, work excuses, or FMLA for patients who have concerns about returning to work, etc. Lab results will be available to the patient, and the patient will need to share those with their own personal primary care physician to give them guidance on this. No exceptions to this.
  • She will not be prescribing any medications at this time. This is a lab ordering consult exclusively.
  • These labs are not associated with public health testing. These are private pay labs with the same goals.
  • Efficiency is a prized ability right now, and that's why Dr. Bartlett wants to help. For this reason, we need you to consent to have Dr. Bartlett communicate with you through potentially nonsecure methods like Zoom (or similar), Text message (SMS), and email. She will never publicly divulge information about you via these services, but by allowing this, you allow for the rapid responses that are inherent to their nature. Our patients find it quite useful for simple questions, scheduling, and account notifications.
  • Scheduled Appointments: Please come prepared to start and end your Appointments on time.

Why have both tests?

Simply because neither test alone shows the fullest possible clinical picture. Each alone can show an incomplete story and create more questions than answers. Feel free to watch Dr. Bartlett's explainer video of lab results so you can understand more, watch here.

PCR testing for viral load:

Could be too low to detect if too few copies of the virus (viral load) early in the infection, or too low if the individual is recovering from the infection. So that could be a false negative.

Antibody testing for IgM and IgG:

As of today 04/27/2020, no lab has been able to create and IgM and IgG that tests ONLY for THIS SPECIFIC strain of coronavirus, which means that there can be false positive results from other strains of Coronavirus.

So by doing both methods of testing as closely as possible to the same date helps to try to remove those questions of false testing results. But neither are perfect (perfect doesn't exist just yet), but again, it's much better doing both.

Again there is still not a single test with 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity removing all doubt or questions.


Testing implications?

Keep in mind, this is a real set of labs, creating a real medical record.

We do not yet know what, if any, implications this could have from insurance coverage standards in the future -- this is regarding all testing done regarding Covid-19 which will likely be millions of fellow Americans. You must decide if this testing is best for you, and if so you accept these risks.

Insurance Reimbursement To You?

There is no guarantee, but you will have everything for you to attempt to reimbursement.


Want to see the lab scientific information on the tests we are ordering before scheduling consult?

No problem.

Please submit the following information, and we will email that to you immediately.


What are the steps to get this testing?

  • Complete STEPS 1-4 as noted below.
  • In step 4, you will go to chart completion and billing page. Complete all information. Note: When you create your chart after you schedule, at some point it will ask for an "AutoPayment Date". Select a date, but there is a ONE TIME CHARGE only of $150, rest assured. Unfortunately, we have no way of turning this request off, or hiding this, in our charting, so wanted to clarify that for you in advance. Payment is run immediately; this acts as a non-refundable deposit for your appointment, as well as total payment of consult only; lab fees are separate as reviewed in above sections. If payment is declined, appointment is automatically cancelled.
  • You will see a final page, and email, letting you know that all steps completed.
  • On date and time of your appointment, answer phone call from Dr. Bartlett for consult.
  • Dr. Bartlett can then decide on appropriate ordering for you. If testing appropriate, then both tests will be ordered, and then:
  • She will email you the link associated for her ordering for ability to get the home testing kit for contact information and payment. Order, pay, and complete.
  • She will email you the link for scheduling and payment for the in person lab draw for the antibody testing. Schedule, pay, and complete.
  • Start your contact tracing journal asap.
  • Get both testing completed.
  • Await results from Dr. Bartlett.
  • If positive, those results will be reported to the local departments of health. You will need to share the information from your journal with them.
  • All further care to be coordinated with your private family physician.

4 Steps To Get Your Consult.

Please complete this on a computer, rather than phone or ipad, to avoid any issues.

All 4 steps must be completed within 30 minutes of initial submission, or appointment will be automatically cancelled.

After Step 3 on this page, you will be shown a link to create your chart, which is the 4th and final step before your consult.

Use a computer or laptop to complete the below steps.

Step 1: Complete the Screening Form. Press the BLUE button at end. You may need to scroll to view all Qs.

Step 2: Download the Contact Tracing Journal.

Step 3: Schedule appointment via Calendly.

Step 4: Follow chart creation link provided after Calendly appt scheduled. Complete in entirety. You will know completed as it will tell you all steps done, AND you will get a confirmation email.

All 4 steps must be completed within 30 minutes of initial submission, or appointment will be automatically cancelled.

After Step 3 on this page, you will be shown a link to create your chart, which is the 4th and final step before your consult.


Repeat Testing? Please read.

Please complete this on a computer, rather than phone or ipad, to avoid any issues.

All 3 steps must be completed within 30 minutes of initial submission, or appointment will be automatically cancelled.

Use a computer or laptop to complete the below steps.

Step 1: Complete the Screening Form. Press the BLUE button at end. You may need to scroll to view all Qs.

Step 2: Download the Contact Tracing Journal.

Step 3: Schedule appointment via Calendly.

Step 4: If you have already completed a chart in past, then you DO NOT NEED TO REPEAT THIS STEP.

All 3 steps must be completed within 30 minutes of initial submission, or appointment will be automatically cancelled.


Step 1.

Make sure you press THE BLUE SUBMIT button at the end of the questions when finished or info will be lost.

You may need to scroll down to answer all questions AND to see the submit button.

For you to verify submission of this form, you will get a copy of your answers in your email as well.

You may need to scroll down after this form submission to see Step 2: Downloading your contact tracing journal.

Make sure you press THE BLUE SUBMIT button when finished or info will be lost.

You may need to scroll down to see button.


Step 2.

GET YOUR CONTACT TRACING JOURNAL HERE.

This is where you get it. This is required per our Testing Terms.

Yes, we are able to confirm this is downloaded by you.


Click SHOW MORE below to see all details about the booking.

Step 3.


Step 4.

Final step.

For Chart Creation, simply follow the LINK provided after you schedule your appointment in Step 3.

You will know you have completed this as you should receive an instant email verification upon completion, sent directly to you.

If any issues, please call 614.600.2546, and we will help troubleshoot this. Preferred to use Google Chrome browser if possible as well as be on a desktop or laptop computer to ensure no issues.

YOU ONLY NEED TO DO THIS STEP ONCE.


FRAUDULENT LAB ORDERS

All lab orders require an ordering physician.

They will not run the specimen, nor release lab results, without an order from a physician, in this case, myself.

LAB WILL BE ALERTED TO FRAUDULENT ORDERS.

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