Testing for COVID-19 is widely available. Testing requested by patients or by parents for their child can be scheduled most easily at the following site:
(If using a Mac computer the State website requires using Safari and will not work with Chrome).
Tests can also be performed at UVMMC, CVMC, Copley, or Porter Hospitals. This should be prearranged and the test must typically be ordered by the primary care physician.
The most reliable tests remain those PCR tests that detect genetic material from the virus.
Home testing kits are now available and, though not as accurate as PCR tests, can generally be used with confidence.
We are not providing in-office COVID19 testing for individuals unless they're also demonstrating symptoms in need of in-person medical attention. This is in order to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE), which is in short supply, and to prevent doctors and staff in our office from becoming ill, which would prevent us from taking care of our patients.