What You Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
An Update from The GW Medical Faculty Associates
While we have remained open during this pandemic, we appreciate your patience as we worked to limit COVID-19 transmission through reduced schedules. Your health and those of all people in the capital region is our top priority. As your caregivers, we want to ensure that we are able to meet your needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please visit our reopening page for more information on resuming in-person services, and the current precautions we are taking at our locations.
As a reminder, we urge anyone with fever, cough and shortness of breath to call your provider first. We have testing available for COVID-19 & Antibody testing 7 days a week at our GW Immediate & Primary Care sites and also weekdays at our Ambulatory Care Center at 22nd & I St., NW.
COVID-19 Testing Center
To ensure the safety of our patients and providers, the GW MFA's COVID-19 testing is located at Shenkman Hall, 616 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20052 – the entrance is on the corner of 23rd and G Streets.
- Regular Testing Hours - Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
- General walk-in patients are welcome.
- GW health care workers are welcome.
- Please sign up for the "Follow My Health" patient portal to get your results fastest.
- We use LabCorp PCR testing, and results currently (as of 11/20/2020) take 3 to 5 days.
You can also access COVID-19 Testing and Antibody Testing at the GW Immediate & Primary Care (IPC) Sites, please see below for details:
GW IPC McPherson Square - 1101 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
COVID-19 Tests and Antibody Tests are available Monday to Saturday, 11am to 3pm - https://gwdocsipc.com/mcpherson-square/
GW IPC Cleveland Park - 2902 Porter Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
COVID-19 Tests and Antibody Tests are available 7 days a week, 12pm to 4pm - https://gwdocsipc.com/cleveland-park/
GW IPC Rhode Island Avenue - 2350 Washington Place, NE, Suite 110N, Washington, DC 20018
COVID-19 Tests and Antibody Tests are available 7 days a week, 12pm to 4pm - https://gwdocsipc.com/rhode-island/
- If you are having symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell), it is important that you self-quarantine at home until you are able to get a COVID-19 test with a negative result and have clearance from your health care provider.
As always, even if you are not having symptoms, please remember to wear a mask at all times around other people, maintain 6 feet of physical distancing and use good hand hygiene. Please be safe and stay healthy.
Please note that drive-thru testing is not currently being offered.
Virtual Health Visits Available
We are offering virtual health visits for almost all of our specialty care areas. Please contact your provider to schedule your virtual health visit, or call (202) 677-MED3 (6333). It’s easy, convenient, and safe.
Instructions for Patients
If your GW healthcare provider has ordered this test
Please bring a photo ID and insurance card with you and inform the registration staff that you are a GW patient whose provider has ordered a COVID-19 test.
If your non-GW healthcare provider has ordered this test
Please bring a photo ID, insurance card, and copy of the provider’s order for the COVID-19 test. The order will need to include your provider’s LabCorp account number to help make sure that the results are sent back to your provider.
If you do not have an order, but want to be tested
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card with you. You can expect to be evaluated by a qualified GW healthcare provider who may order the COVID-19 test for you. Note that the evaluation by a GW healthcare provider is required in order to receive an order for testing and that this is a billable visit.
Results are currently taking approximately up to 7 days, though result times vary based on laboratory capacity.
Results from testing will be sent to the healthcare provider who ordered the tests. Patients should wait to be contacted with results or contact the healthcare provider who ordered the test if they are seeking results.
How to Find Us
The entrance to our building is located on the corner of 22nd Street and I (eye) Street, NW. If you’re traveling by Metrorail, walk one block east of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station. (Orange, Blue and Silver lines).
The entrance to the parking garage underneath the building is on the corner of 22nd and I (Eye) Street. Additional garage parking is available on 22nd Street midway between I Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
COVID-19 Recovery Clinic
We are offering a new COVID-19 Recovery Clinic to support patients who struggle with long-term symptoms after COVID-19. This multi-disciplinary clinic offers up-to-date medical knowledge, compassionate care, and supportive resources in the service of our patients recovering from COVID-19. Our team of experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment and create an individualized plan to help every patient achieve optimal physical and mental recovery.COVID-19 Recovery Clinic