COVID-19 Centralized Screening Area
The Centralized Screening Area (CSA) is a designated external space equipped to safely test for COVID-19.
Who can use the CSA?
Drive-Thru Testing Eligibility
This Drive-Thru Testing Clinic is limited to ONLY the following individuals until further notice:
- Active Duty personnel and all FBCH beneficiaries who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. For beneficiaries who experienced a direct exposure, you cannot get tested until 5 or more days after exposure.
- Active duty personnel traveling on orders for which COVID-19 testing is required prior to travel. Orders will be requested for verification. We DO NOT test for personal travel.
- Patients who need testing for a FBCH procedure this week, please see specific pre-procedure testing instructions below.
The line opens one hour prior to the testing clinic opening. NO
vehicles will be allowed to line up prior to that time. During periods of heavy demand, patients will be given a ticket with an assigned time to return to the drive-thru line for testing.
Pre-Op Testing Instructions
Please follow the Pre-procedural testing instructions given to you by your provider.
This testing is now done in the Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
COVID-19 Lab Results
Your results should be available within 24 to 48 hours. You, your sponsor, or parent are asked to review your results through the TRICARE Online Patient Portal. You can also contact your assigned clinic and/or PCM for your results during normal working hours. You are responsible for notifying your supervisor/commander or employer about your results. It is recommended that parents of school-aged children consult their school for school-specific policies.
NOTE: If you do not understand your lab result from TRICARE Online, please call your PCM or the COVID-19 clinic for clarification at 571-231-0532.
What if I don't meet the criteria?
You can find alternative testing locations using the following resources:
TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who do not meet the criteria above may find more information about COVID-19 testing here.
What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 or if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19?
Please see these links for the latest guidance from the CDC.
How does the CSA work?
The CSA provides drive-thru service. After your evaluation, CSA personnel will provide discharge instructions (i.e. how to access appointments or report for work).
NOTE: All eligible beneficiaries should visit the CSA during normal business hours. This includes beneficiaries with COVID-19 symptoms who do not require emergency care. After-hours testing in the Emergency Department (ED) should be limited to emergency cases only. All ED patients are triaged according to the severity of illness.
If you are experiencing emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
For more information about COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC website.