We are now offering covid rapid testing!
Smiles for Life Dental Care in Bridgewater is excited to announce that we are now certified as a lab, and as such we are able to offer covid rapid testing to our patients! These tests are capable of detecting whether you are currently covid positive or negative, as well as testing for antibodies—meaning if you do test positive for antibodies, you are not currently infected, but have been in the past.
These tests will be available to anyone over 18 years of age who has a scheduled appointment with us; we simply ask that you arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early in order to take the test and get your results. Any patient that tests as currently positive for covid will be asked to reschedule. Testing is absolutely not mandatory.
If you do not have an appointment scheduled with us in the near future but would like a test done, you may call to schedule an appointment just for the rapid test. Tests are available to any current patients and/or their immediate family members. We are not offering these tests on a walk-in basis; an appointment needs to be set up in advance. We are not offering these tests to anyone other than patients and their immediate families.
The great news is that you can get the test at no cost to you. If you have medical insurance, we will bill your rapid test to your insurance. There is no deductible and no copay. If you don’t have medical insurance, we will bill your test through the Cares Act, also at no cost to you.
Rapid tests show a good picture of exactly where you stand today, meaning the results can only be considered current and accurate for 48 hours following your test. You are welcome to have a rapid test done at each of your appointments if you wish to do so.
If you have any questions or would like to call to schedule a rapid test, please give us a call at 540-828-2312. We all wish covid would just go away—and hopefully to some degree, it will soon! In the meantime, stay safe and know that we are here to help. We are very excited to have the capability to offer this service to our patients!