COVID-19 testing available. Open for in-person visits and Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit, or text us at (424) 732-2831.

COVID-19 Testing Specialist

Tristan E. Bickman, MD

OB-GYNs located in Santa Monica, CA

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 5 million people in the US alone. Fortunately, with social distancing and COVID-19 testing, you can help prevent the spread of this potentially dangerous virus. As an experienced physician in Santa Monica, California, Tristan E. Bickman, MD, offers highly accurate COVID-19 testing with same-day turnaround for results. To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test, call Dr. Bickman, or book online now.

COVID-19 Testing Q & A

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 is an infection of the novel coronavirus that has spread globally and infected more than 24 million people worldwide. The symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and typically include:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Lost sense of taste or smell
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea and vomiting

Because the symptoms of COVID-19 are so broad, the best way to limit the spread of this potentially fatal illness is through testing. COVID-19 testing at Dr. Bickman’s office is highly accurate and offers a same-day turnaround for results, so you can get the information you need right away.

What happens during COVID-19 testing?

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) swab tests have the highest available accuracy for detecting COVID-19 viral molecules. Dr. Bickman offers the highly sensitive swab for nasal, nasopharyngeal swabs, and oropharyngeal swabs to detect the presence of COVID-19 in your nasal passages and saliva.

Each test targets three different genes to detect the presence of COVID-19 in your body. With an FDA approved and CLIA-licensed on-site lab, Dr. Bickman is able to provide doctor-controlled testing in a safe, sterilized environment.

What makes COVID-19 testing at Dr. Bickman’s office different from testing at other sites is that you won’t have to wait in line. Not only does she offer drive-up testing, but the test itself should only take a few minutes of your time.

How can I get COVID-19 testing?

You can schedule a doctor-supervised visit with Dr. Bickman to receive your COVID-19 test. Testing at Dr. Bickman’s office is a flat fee of $200 that you can submit to your insurance after your test.

Dr. Bickman also offers a concierge service, in which you pay an annual fee to cover most of your health care needs.

Along with these benefits, Dr. Bickman also provides bulk testing rates for corporate testing, music events and concerts, movie and production teams, and more.

What happens after COVID-19 results?

If you test positive for COVID-19, Dr. Bickman asks that you self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent the virus from spreading. You should disinfect any surface you touch in your home if you live with other people and isolate as much as possible. 

Keep track of your symptoms every day. Dr. Bickman may also recommend that you take your temperature every day to ensure you don’t have a fever. If you have an emergency, such as severe shortness of breath, vomiting, or trouble breathing, it’s important to seek emergency medical care right away.

COVID-19 testing is one of the best ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. To schedule an appointment with Tristan E. Bickman, MD, call or book online now.

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Corporate & Film Production Testing Bulk Rates Available

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Please call 310-403-7456 now if you have more than 5 people who would like to be tested or if you want to set up a recurring testing schedule

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Same Day Turnaround

Waiting several days or over a week for results can severely disrupt your work/family plans

SAME DAY Results For COVID-19 PCR Swab Tests

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Highest Accuracy

PCR swab tests have the highest available accuracy for detecting COVID-19 viral molecules

3 genes, highly sensitive swab for nasal, nasopharyngeal or oropharngyeal swab available

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Drive Up Testing & House Calls Available

Doctor Supervised Concierge Service. FDA Approved & CLIA licensed on-site lab

$200 and may submit to insurance