Do You Need Covid-19 Testing On-Site?

Joffe Will Help.



What is COVID-19 Testing for schools?

Joffe Emergency Services is pleased to offer a program that will test faculty and staff at your school for COVID-19.  We have partnered with PMH Laboratories to provide this service in preparation for a return to in-person learning for those who need it. Testing is encouraged (by some municipalities) to be done on a regular basis with staff and faculty, and eventually branching this out to students once they return to school and with testing that is less-invasive for the students.

So what type of test is it?

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to administer a RT-PCR test on your faculty and staff.  The RT-PCR test is a diagnostic test that can show if an individual has an active coronavirus infection and should take steps to quarantine or isolate themselves from others. The RT-PCR test that will be administered by a Joffe Medical Professional is a nasal swab or throat swab which entails a q-tip style swab swipes the back of the nasal or throat cavity to capture a sample from the participant. The test takes about 5 minutes to administer.

That sounds easy enough.  How long until results are known?

Test results are available within 48-72 hours of the date of the test.  Participants will be able to logon to a patient portal using their email and will be instructed how to get their results.

Is this testing available for students too?

Although it is anticipated that testing may be needed at some point for students as they return to in-person learning, for us, the initial focus is going to be on faculty and staff at schools. Once testing methods become more advanced, less invasive and can generate more rapid results, Joffe will certainly continue to evolve the testing methods we are offering for faculty and staff and students alike.

What is Joffe’s Role?

Joffe’s goal and mission is to continually look at opportunities to keep schools and communities as safe as possible.  We take pride in being a one-stop-shop health care provider.  We are here to help facilitate this testing in conjunction with our partners at PMH Laboratories.  As such, we have vetted this process and found it to be the best in terms of ease of coordination for schools, accuracy of results, and efficiency in getting results.

What is the process?

  • You may click the link below to get started.
  • You will be sent a contract for execution and may pay online via a credit card.
  • A link will be sent to you to schedule your clinic date, which must be done 7 days in advance.
  • PMH Labs will ship the testing kits to your school directly, please hold onto them until your clinic date in a safe place.
  • An email containing forms that will obtain patient information, authorization to release results, and confidentiality acknowledgement will be sent.
    • These forms should be filled out by each patient PRIOR to the clinic date to expedite the testing process.
  • On you clinic date, COVID-19 Testing will be conducted on your campus by certified EMT’s.
  • The EMT will verify the forms that are pre-filled out by each patient.
  • Each patient will need to present a photo ID as well as their medical insurance card.
    • Note – if a patient does NOT have insurance, they will need to fill out the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured program form.
  • The EMT will then collect the samples from each patient.
  • Once the sample is collected by the EMT, it is sealed with client forms and deposited in a FedEx overnight bag
    • It takes approximately 24 hours to get the results to the lab for processing and then 48 hours for the lab to turnaround results.
  • Results are provided in a HIPAA compliant patient portal accessed by the patients email.
  • Schools will get a confirmation of the total number of tests, along with the number of positive and negative tests.
  • Testing will be available on Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm.

What if someone tests positive?

If a patient tests positive, a Physician from PMH Labs will contact the patient and discuss the results and recommended next steps.

What is the cost?

There is a fee of $750 per ½ day clinic, per EMT.  One (1) EMT can generally test about 48 patients in a ½ day clinic.  If more tests are needed, or if you wish to expedite the testing timeline, then an additional EMT may be scheduled for an additional $750. If you're engaged with Joffe through a consulting or security program, your fee will be reduced to $650 per 1/2 day clinic. 

There is no other additional fee owed to Joffe or for test materials or lab processing.  We do not have any product or financial involvement.  This is a service that we are pleased to offer in alignment with our core mission to keep communities safe and provide peace of mind.  The laboratory bills each patients primary insurance, and the insurance company in turn gets reimbursed by the CARES Act (including a program for uninsured individuals) that the Federal and State governments have established.

Have further questions?

Contact us at (424) 252-2663 or to schedule a consultation call.

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