Curative COVID-19 Testing Site Now Requiring Insurance
Change Is Due To Lack Of Federal Funding
Curative, the Covid-19 testing site at Founders Park, is now requiring insurance for testing. The change is effective immediately and requires patients to enter insurance information at the time of booking an appointment.
Due to lack of Federal funding for Covid-19 testing across the country, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced it is no longer able to accept claims for Covid-19 testing of uninsured patients. Accordingly, Curative is no longer able to test patients who are uninsured in Florida.
For patients testing at a Curative site in Florida, a patient’s ID and proof of insurance information will be required for testing, both for an appointment online or on-site registration. Testing of insured individuals will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost.
An official statement released by Curative stated:
"As Curative aims to provide anyone who needs a test access to no out-of-pocket testing, we are disappointed to have to limit testing to only patients who have health insurance. Should state or federal funding be appropriated to cover costs associated with testing of uninsured patients, we will promptly accept uninsured patients again."
Instead of daily operations, the Curative Covid-19 testing site at Founders Park has reduced its schedule to five days per week. View the schedule or book an appointment at Curative.com. Click on Book Now at the top right corner of the page and enter Islamorada as your location.
The walk-up testing site has transitioned to a schedule of testing five days per week and is now open one hour earlier each day.
The walk-up testing is free of cost, self collected and is a shallow nasal PCR test. Testing is not limited to local residents. Results are sent to patients via text or email and are typically available within 24-48 hours.