During this COVID19 pandemic testing, social distancing and wearing a mask are essential to flatten the curve. There are reports that 30%-40% of those with an active infection are asymptotic or have very mild symptoms.
We have worked diligently to comply with the new CDC and Department of Public Health Guidelines to provide Safe Dental Care. We have been open for emergencies throughout the pandemic and are now open for all procedures. During this time we want to ensure a safe environment for you, our team and other patients.
Before scheduling an appointment, at our office, our team will go through screening questions. Our current form has nine questions. This may change over time. When you come to the office the same questions will be asked prior to your visit as well as a temperature check.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has opened up testing to all San Francisco residents, health care workers and those that work in San Francisco. You can be tested if you are symptomatic or asymptomatic The website is www.SF.Gov/GetTestedSF. They have walk up, drive up and bike entry throughout the city. You can also visit 311.or or call 311 in your city for more information.
I took advantage of this program. It was easy to make an appointment with their online scheduler the same day. I provided my insurance information. They should do the test even if you don’t have coverage. I did the Drive up Test at the Embarcadero location. They also had a bicycle section there.
I checked the rest of the week and they have many openings. You will stay in your car. The test took under a minute. I was in line for about 15 minutes. The medical professionals taking your license/ insurance and perform the test were all great! I would highly recommend it if you are an essential worker, symptomatic, plan to have any medical/ Dental procedure done or going to see a loved one that may be at high risk or medically compromised.
You can also call directly to your physician to see if they offer the test.
The test will be ready in 1-3 days. Our goal is to have immediate in office testing to screen patients the day of their procedure. My test results came back in 36 hours. I received a secure link by text message and the results were easy to read and understand. My test results were negative. For our Team we do daily screenings and temperature checks.
Here is a video of my test and results.
We hope you are doing well and look forward to seeing you soon.
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