July 22 2020 – Wellington Physicians Urgent Care at Palomino Park, an urgent care center affiliated with Wellington Regional Medical Center, has begun COVID-19 nasal swab testing.  The nasal swab test is covered by most insurance plans or can be performed for $175. To arrange an appointment or for more information about the test, call 561-333-4000.
The nasal swab test at Wellington Physicians Urgent Care is available for any age and takes moments to perform with results available in just a few days.  Test results are provided to the patient by both a phone call and through the Wellington Regional patient’s portal. 
“During the second surge of COVID-19, there are a percentage of people who are positive for the virus but are not displaying symptoms,” said Adam Bromberg, MD, medical director, Wellington Physicians Urgent Care.  “It is important to remember that people who are positive but not showing signs of COVID-19 can still be contagious and transmit the virus to others.  This can be problematic if the COVID-19 positive person is in close proximity to people who are at high risk of complications from the virus.” 
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends the practice of social distancing, wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, limited touching of a person’s face or self-isolation if exposed to the virus or have had a positive COVID-19 test.
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 235-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about the hospital, please visit www.wellingtonregional.com.