Upper West Side COVID Testing Lab Offers Fast, High-Quality Results


ClearMD, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is a medical clinic specializing in COVID-19 testing that offers both in-house rapid testing and gold-standard 24-hour RT-PCR COVID-19 testing. ClearMD collaborates with one the nation’s premier COVID-19 robotics laboratories to ensure that thousands of people in need of access can be tested for COVID-19 daily. ClearMD specializes in RT-PCR testing that is both highly accurate and uses next generation viral genome sequencing to detect COVID-19 variants.

Dr. Ali Rashan is the founder and medical director of ClearMD. In March of 2020, during the height of the pandemic, Dr. Rashan contracted COVID-19 while working as an anesthesiologist and transmitted the virus to his mother, father and sister. Dr. Rashan emphasizes that if an easy method of testing had been readily available, it would have prevented the spread of COVID-19 among his family members. It is this lack of availability that Dr. Rashan has set out to change with ClearMD.

ClearMD’s website only accepts electronic payments and online appointments to minimize interpersonal contact. All of the medical professionals on-site wear Personal Protective Equipment and follow the most rigorous of safety guidelines. Patients are tested via the swab method, which is known to be the most effective method available. Most medical insurance is accepted and self-payment options are also available.

ClearMD’s testing services range from the most rapid tests available to budget options that serve patients for whom turnaround time is not a priority, all with zero wait time. COVID-19 test return times range from 48 hours to as quick as 15 minutes. 48-hour testing requires zero up-front cost using insurance (or the CARES Act for the uninsured) while 24-hour turnaround time has an upfront fee of only $195. Rushed 1-hour RT-PCR turnaround has an up-front fee of $349 and rushed 15-minute antigen testing has an up-front fee of only $295. Antibody testing is also available. Up-front fees are reimbursed with most health insurance plans.

Persons of all ages are welcome to this facility, including adults, pediatric and geriatric patients. In-house and office concierge service is available for an additional fee of only $95. Online and phone appointments are encouraged while walk-in service is also available. Patients will receive an email message with their results as soon they are available. The ClearMD clinic is located at 2007 Broadway; business hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. To learn more about ClearMD visit www.clearmdhealth.com, email info@clearmdhealth.com or call (844)-632-5327 to set up an appointment.

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