Testing for COVID-19 at Main Line Health
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has developed criteria for identifying a "person under investigation (PUI)" for the coronavirus based on what is known about the previous coronavirus cases. Testing criteria is changing daily. Currently, the CDC only recommends diagnostic testing of patients who have a fever or are symptomatic and have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Please be advised: Testing for COVID-19 is not available at all sites across Main Line Health. If you feel you are at risk for coronavirus, please call your primary care provider to determine if you are a candidate for testing. If you require testing, your primary care provider will tell you where to go for testing.
Antibody testing for people who suspect they may have had coronavirus but who have not been tested is not yet available at Main Line Health, but efforts are underway to make this available as soon as possible. Learn more about coronavirus testing for antibodies.
Federal funds provided by way of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, enables Main Line Health System to cover the cost of COVID-19 testing for uninsured patients. As part of the regulation, we are required to post the cash price for COVID-19 testing SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19), PCR which is $81.60.