Elmwood Pediatric Group’s two locations, Clinton Crossings and Bushnell’s Basin, now offer a Rapid COVID PCR test as well as a Rapid Strep PCR test for patients who are ill or have been directly exposed to COVID.
Rapid COVID PCR Test Details:
An in-office appointment with a provider is required before this testing. Please call us to schedule a same day appointment. We can get same day results on most samples, although if a test is run late in the day, it may be resulted the next day.
COVID-19 Vaccine News:
The other major COVID news is of course the increasing availability of the COVID vaccine (currently only licensed for ages 16 years and above) which is approved for all NYS adults starting Tuesday 4/6/21.
We strongly urge all patients 16 years and older to keep checking the NYS COVID vaccine website: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov and to sign up for email updates. We do recommend obtaining the COVID vaccine when you are eligible.
Vaccines are still currently being given out mainly at mass vaccination sites, such as the Dome in Monroe County, and pharmacies. Please note that the vaccine cannot be given if you have had other vaccines within the two weeks prior to the COVID vaccine appointment, so please do let us know when you are in our office for other shots if you have a scheduled appointment for the vaccine.
For further questions or to schedule an appointment with Elmwood Pediatric Group, please call (585) 244-9720 today.