Local Partnership for Rapid PCR Tests- No out of Pocket Cost
I am delighted to inform you of a local community partnership that may reduce COVID spread while also helping children with COVID symptoms remain in school. Any Eastchester UFSD student or employee who is experiencing COVID symptoms, whether identified at home or in school, may visit:
Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice at 75 Brook Street, Scarsdale
to receive a RAPID PCR test. This is a highly accurate test with a result that is typically available on the same day. Students with a negative result would have the opportunity to return to school depending upon the specific nature of their symptoms that may be related to a non-COVID illness.
Healthy Therapeutics will work directly with the individual's insurance company for payment. In cases where families do not have insurance or a copayment is required, Eastchester Schools (through a Federal grant) will pay Healthy Therapeutics directly to cover the cost of the test. Families who choose to utilize this service for diagnostic testing must inform Healthy Therapeutics that they are Eastchester students. Any costs that are paid for by the District are strictly for the purpose of diagnostic testing only. The District will not pay for any asymptomatic surveillance testing.
Test results will be provided to the family directly who will share the test result with the school nurse as the primary point of contact for our return-to-school protocol. The District will not be notified by Healthy Therapeutics of testing results.
The organizations below can also provide rapid PCR tests but DO NOT have a payment arrangement with Eastchester Schools, so there wil likely be a FEE ASSOCIATED with the use of their services.
Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp- 5 Weaver Street, Scarsdale, NY (914) 722-2288, Facility is a drive-up testing site
Fee: $75; BY APPOINTMENT; Same day results
Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy- 23 Spencer Place, Scarsdale, NY 10583, (914)723-2808
BY APPOINTMENT; No children under the age of 5; NOT a rapid, but regular PCR test, but 24 hour turn-time; Takes insurance - no fee
Value Drugs- Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708
Walk-in ; Fee: $200; Same day results
Expert Medical Diagnostics- 271 Main Street , Eastchester, NY 10709
Must book online : https://rapidtestingnyandct.com/; No phone number to call; Fee: $150 - make sure to book proper test: RAPID RT-PCR Covid-19 Results (60 Min)
Forme’ Medical Center and Urgent Care- 7-11 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 723-4900
Performs Rapid PCR Covid tests; Accepts walk-ins; Accepts insurance- no fee; Bring ID and insurance card; Turn-time - 24 hours