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​​Frequently Asked Questions...

We recognize that parents have a lot of questions regarding COVID-19 testing, exposures, school and daycare attendance, travel and other potential concerns.  If you are seeking detailed advice regarding and issue specific to your child or family, please schedule a telemedicine or in person visit with one of the physicians.  The following information is to provide general guidance.

Is Foxhall Pediatrics testing for COVID-19?

Foxhall Pediatrics now offers COVID-19 PCR testing. This testing is for patients with concerning symptoms or a recent COVID-19 exposure.  Tests will be performed in the office during the afternoon in designated time slots.  A telemedicine visit will be scheduled prior to testing to assess symptoms and exposure.  Results are available in 48-72 hours. No rapid testing is available. We are not able to test parents or other caregivers at this time.  Please call the office for further details.


My child has cold symptoms, do they have to have a COVID-19 test before they can go back to daycare/school?

This is dependent on the policies specific to the school or childcare facility.  Some facilities will allow children to return after resolution of their symptoms while others will require an evaluation by a doctor and/or a negative COVID-19 and resolution of symptoms before the child is cleared to return.  Please be familiar with the policies specific to your child's school or daycare.  The physicians will recommend a patient be tested for COVID-19 as they deem appropriate.

When should we consider getting tested?

- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to fever, cough, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell

- If you have had close contact to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 - within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more cumulatively.

- If your child's school or daycare center requires testing as a condition of attendance after exhibiting symptoms

How much will testing cost?

The cost for testing should be covered by most insurance plans or through government-sponsored programs.  Nevertheless, there may still be a cost associated with the visit. This will vary depending on your insurance plan.  Please check with the testing facility to verify any additional cost associated the visit such a copay.

Where can my family get tested?

Foxhall Pediatrics can test for COVID-19 in the office on weekday afternoons as available.  COVID-19 testing availability varies by location in terms of symptoms, age of patient, type of test used.  The following list is not exhaustive but provides some resources for facilities that test pediatric and adult age patients.

All Care Family Medicine

Dupont Circle: 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW


Bethesda: 7307 Macarthur Blvd #200


Minimum age: 2 years

No referral necessary. Telemedicine evaluation with All Care physicians required before test can be performed.

Single PCR COVID-19 test

Righttime Medical

4507 Stanford Street (Just off Wisconsin Avenue across from Trader Joe's)
Bethesda, MD 20815


Minimum age: 6 months 

Appointment is not required but is highly recommended

No doctor's referral required

COVID-19 test is batched PCR

Kelly Goodman, NP

4701 Sangamore Road Bethesda, MD


Minimum age: 2 years

Appointment required. No referral needed

Single PCR COVID-19 test

Children’s National Health Center - Emergency Room

111 Michigan Ave, NW Washington, DC 20010


No minimum age.

No appointment or referral required.

Rapid COVID -19 test.

PM Pediatrics

12254 Rockville Pike  Rockville, MD, 20852
Phone: 301.230.2767

7401 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt, MD, 20770
Phone: 301.982.5437

6358 Springfield Plaza Springfield , VA, 22150
Phone: 703-644-5437 

No minimum age and will see adults as well.

No appointment or referral required but must be evaluated by a PM Pediatrics physician before test can be performed.

Single PCR COVID-19 test

Preston Pharmacy

5101 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA 22207

(703) 522-3412

Minimum age: 2 years

Appointment only. No referral needed.

Rapid antigen and single PCR COVID-19 test available.

Old Dominion Urgent Care

6262 Old Dominion Drive  McLean, VA 


No minimum age

No appointment or referral required.

Self pay only, $275 per test

Rapid antigen COVID-19 test

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