COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Available on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
Palos Verdes Medical Group (PVMG), Rolling Hills Estates, CA, is now offering the only drive through COVID-19 testing to the community when clinically appropriate. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or may have been exposed, please call the office at 310-544-6858. You will be scheduled for a Telehealth visit with one of our providers. If testing is recommended, patients will be offered COVID-19 testing at the new drive-thru site on the fourth (top) floor of the Promenade at the Peninsula mall.
Testing is open to both current patients and the community by appointment only. For those individuals without insurance, cash patients and community members with Kaiser or other out-of-network insurance, they will be charging a nominal fee for our services and testing.
When you arrive at the testing site, you will be directed to drive through the testing tent, and asked to remain in your car at all times. Once you drive inside a testing tent, you will need to show your ID and be registered. A PVMG clinician will come to your car to collect a sample from your nose to test for COVID-19. Your test will be sent to a lab. Expect to receive your results within 2-3 days. While waiting for your results, you must stay socially quarantined. PVMG will call you with your results the day we receive them.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has placed tremendous strain on our community. Testing will help us determine the number of people positive with COVID-19 within our community, how to best contain it and may help to stop its spread. When patients call the our office they will be scheduled for a Telehealth visit, where they will be asked questions to determine eligibility for testing,” states Lawrence Sher, M. D, FAAP, FAAAA, FACAAI. “We encourage the community to continue to be safe and to protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if possible, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and practice social distancing. I encourage you to rely on cdc.gov for the latest information about the Coronavirus outbreak.” adds Dr. Sher
For our non COVID-19 patients, Palos Verdes Medical Group office is fully equipped to continue to care for ALL of their patients during this time. We continue to stay open and help patients in all capacities and across all specialties. Our staff is available 7 days a week with extended and urgent care hours. For your health care and urgent care needs please call our office at 310-544-6858 to make an appointment.
Palos Verdes Medical Group
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274