COVID-19 Testing

There are several options for testing that are available to you. It is likely your child will fall into one of the following scenerios:

1. If your child has not been exposed to COVID-19 but is having symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you can call our office to make an in-office appointment. Your child can be examined and a sample for COVID-19 can be collected and delivered to Yale New Haven Hospital.

    If your child's COVID-19 test is through the Yale system, you should create a "MyChart" for them on-line so that you can easily, and more quickly, access the results.  The information to set this up can be found using the link:

    The Yale MyChart Help Line number is:  475-246-8041, if needed.

     It is advised to wait until the morning after the swab is done to set up a MyChart account so the laboratory has time to enter your child's information into their system.

    The results in "MyChart" will likely be available to you within 24 hours or less. Our office does not receive the      results from Yale for 48 hours, so please do not call our office before that time as we will not have the results.


2.  COVID-19 ONLY testing is available in our Essex office at selected times during the day.  There are limited spots for each day.  This process will allow a patient to have only a nasal swab outside our office, and there will not be any clincal assessment done (questions, exam, prescriptions, etc).  The sample will be sent to the Yale system for PCR testing.  The process will include checking in by phone from the parking lot, and then when asked, to come to an area outside the front door for a swab by one of the providers.  This will be charged as a brief office visit, which will include a co-pay if one exists for your insurance coverage.  The results will be available through MyChart as discussed in section 1 above.


3. If you would like to have your child tested but not through our office you can:

          - self schedule a test through the Yale system, for any aged child, by going to the following website:      

          - CVS and Walgreens are performing testing on all children 3 years of age and older, or you can schedule a test through the Yale system (as in section 2 above).   Please call or visit their respective websites for details.



Essex Office One Wildwood Medical Center
35 Saybrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
Tel: 860.767.0168

8:30 am to 5:00 pm M-F
8:30 am to noon Saturday

Ped-I-Care After Hours Care
Available in Our Essex

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm M-F
Noon to 5:00 pm Saturday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday & Holidays

Old Saybrook Office 30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860.388.4545

8:30 am to 5:00 pm M-F

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