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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 COVID-19 Reopening page for more information on resuming in-person services, visitation guidelines, and the current precautions we are taking at our locations.

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COVID-19 Testing Center Update - May 7, 2021

**If you are seeking pre-procedural testing for GW Hospital, please go to the GW Hospital (900 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037) and proceed to pre-admission testing.

We have fortunately seen decreased COVID-19 cases in the DC area, and decreased need for testing. The GW MFA continues to offer COVID-19 testing but, as of Thursday, May 6, the GW MFA COVID-19 testing center located at The Lerner Health and Wellness Center on GW's campus has been CLOSED. Patients will no longer be able to get a COVID test at this location. However, if you are symptomatic, traveling, or need a COVID-19 test for another reason, you can get a COVID test at one of our GW Immediate & Primary Care locations listed below. No appointment is required. Please see the hours of availability below:

  • GW IPC McPherson Square - 1101 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
    COVID-19 Tests, Antibody Tests, and Same Day Antigen Tests are available Monday to Saturday, 11am to 2pm ONLY
  • GW IPC Cleveland Park - 2902 Porter Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
    COVID-19 Tests, Antibody Tests, and Same Day Antigen Tests are available 7 days a week, 12pm to 2pm ONLY
  • GW IPC Rhode Island Avenue - 2350 Washington Place, NE, Suite 110N, Washington, DC 20018
    COVID-19 Tests, Antibody Tests, and Same Day Antigen Tests are available 7 days a week, 12pm to 2pm ONLY

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.

To find additional COVID-19 testing sites in your area, please click one of the links below:
District of Columbia

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. Your provider will share results with you.

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. Your ordering provider will share results with you.

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. The self-pay fee is $150.

Test Results

  • 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.

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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.

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