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COVID-19 Testing (Active Infection):

Any person in New York that wishes to be tested for COVID-19 may be tested. Esco Pharmacy will be conducting COVID-19 tests in accordance with the guidelines from New York State Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If a patient is tested outside of the state of federal guidelines, or any additional guidelines issued by their insurance company, the patient may be responsible for all charges associated with the test.
Esco Pharmacy recommends that patients schedule testing based on the timing of the development of symptoms associated with COVID-19. According to the CDC, and based on preliminary data, the median incubation period and time to symptom onset is approximately 5 days from exposure, but may range anywhere between 2-14 days.


Payment guideline:

  • Currently many Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) as well as medical plans limit COVID-19 testing coverage. Because of this, we will pre-collect payment and submit the request to your plan on your behalf. If approved, we will refund your prepayment or you can submit our pre-filled 1500 bill to your plan for reimbursement.

  • Payment options:
    • Prepaid, then reclaim from insurance.
    • HSA, or FSA coverage.
    • Cash payment
    • No insurance (Pre applied NYC Uninsurance Fund, Limited Approval Load Low Income Letter)

  • Financial Hardship Request Form