*PCR testing is more accurate than the rapid (antigen) tests*
"Words cannot express my gratitude of having Dr. Pamela Trout as a part of our lives. If you are looking for a doctor that will treat you like family instead of a number, Dr. Pamela Trout is the one! She cares about my children as much as I do! Everything she does in her medical practice is done with compassion and her drive to take care of each child she encounters."
I've been exposed. Now what?
Definition (as below) with a person with CONFIRMED COVID-19:
- Within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes in a 24 hour period regardless of mask status.
- Direct physical contact i.e. hugs
- Direct contact with infected droplets (cough, sneezes, spits)
- Shared eating utensils or cups
What do I do?
- Monitor symptoms for 14 days
- Quarantine for 10 days
- Quarantine may end on day 7 with a negative test on day 6 or 7. PCR testing preferred but some rapid tests are acceptable.
Who has to quarantine?
- ONLY the person with DIRECT contact
- Example: if child in classroom A is exposed then child in classroom B doesn’t need to quarantine
Should I get a test right away?
- A test done before day 5 is likely to be negative and does not change quarantine requirements.
- WAIT AT LEAST 5 DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE to test
- We strongly recommend a PCR test. It is more accurate, especially if you do not have symtpoms.
What do I do with the results?
- If your child is positive, you will start on a new “what if” sheet for SARS-CoV2
- If your child is negative, follow quarantine recommendations above
What if I play sports?
- Your quarantine must include REST.
- No sports or strenuous activity.
- No “practice” “workouts ” or “training” at home
*This is for the safety of your athlete. Cardiomyopathy and decreased heart function can occur with even very mild infections of COVID-19.
Testing Sites for Children *Please call locations for testing availability*
Orlando Health Care Spot Urgent Care locations
- Patients 6 months and up.
- An appointment isn’t needed but is recommended.
- They do require you to be checked in and seen by a provider prior to the test.
- Urgent Care copay may apply
- PCR testing
Night Lite Pediatrics
- Testing patients without any criteria. Ages newborn to 21 years of age. No prescription needed.
- Check website for hours and locations.
- This is a RAPID test with results in an hour. You may REQUEST a PCR test which will result in 3-5 days.
Centracare and CentraCare Kids Locations
- Ages 18 and younger at the “kids” locations (Winter Park and Lake Mary)
- Must be seen by CentraCare provider. Testing is done at the provider’s discretion.
- Antigen (rapid testing). Same day results.
- Urgent Care fees will apply
Guidewell Emergency Physicians
- All ages
- Winter Park location: they will come out to your car. Semoran Location: drive thru.
- If you are self pay, the immediate out of pocket cost maybe $160.
- PCR testing with results in 2-7 days.
Paramount Urgent Care
- Antigen testing within 2 hours
- PCR testing within 2-4 days.
- Testing is free to both insured and uninsured patients.
- Check website for locations and ages accepted.
If you google “COVID TEST SITES IN ORLANDO” a list will come up with every location including Centracare, CVS, CareSpots, and CareNow urgent cares as well as county sites like the convention center. Each listing provides information on whether or not you need an appointment, a doctor’s order, or any restrictions to testing (symptoms, age etc.) Orange County has mobile testing sites that are listed on the orlando.gov/COVID-19/Testing-sites