COVID-19 Information and Updates


COVID-19 Update from The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Your Safety
The GW MFA team is working hard to ensure continuous and safe medical care.

  • If your medical appointment is canceled, you may be able to reschedule it in a few days or as a tele-visit. Please request an appointment with your provider through MyChart or contact the scheduling staff for the department.
  • Please visit our COVID-19 Safety Protocols for more information on visitation guidelines, and the current precautions we are taking at our locations.

COVID-19 Testing

If you are symptomatic, traveling, or need a COVID-19 test for another reason, you can get a COVID test at one of our GW Immediate & Primary Care (GW IPC) locations listed below. No appointment is required.

Patients are able to walk-in or schedule an appointment any time during normal operating hours to receive a COVID-19 test and evaluation for upper respiratory infections. For information on locations and operating hours visit

To find additional COVID-19 testing sites in your area, please click one of the links below:

Treatment Options

If you test positive for COVID-19, please isolate yourself from others right away. The recommended period of isolation for most people per the CDC is at least five days followed by masking around others for five additional days. Unless you are specifically instructed to do so by your physician or employer, you do not have to test negative in order to end isolation after this period. PCR tests can remain positive for a long time after illness due to remnants of the virus that are no longer infectious.

The following information regarding oral treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 is current as of February 2023:

Oral Treatment of Mild to Moderate Illness 

  • Paxlovid is available for individuals with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progression to severe disease due to age over 65 or underlying conditions. Patients who test positive for COVID-19 and are in this category should contact their provider as early as possible, and not wait for the illness to get worse. Paxlovid can also be prescribed by a pharmacist. 
  • COVID-19 who are at high risk of progression to severe disease due to age over 65 or underlying conditions and cannot take Paxlovid.
  • If your symptoms are getting worse please contact a medical provider or seek urgent medical care.

MyChart Video Visits Available

We are offering virtual health visits for almost some of our specialty care areas. Please contact your provider to schedule your virtual health visit, or call (202) 677-MED3 (6333). It’s easy, convenient, and safe.

Instructions for Patients

If your GW healthcare provider has ordered this test
Please bring a photo ID and insurance card with you and inform the registration staff that you are a GW patient whose provider has ordered a COVID-19 test. Your provider will share results with you.

If your non-GW healthcare provider has ordered this test
Please bring a photo ID, insurance card, and copy of the provider’s order for the COVID-19 test. The order will need to include your provider’s LabCorp account number to help make sure that the results are sent back to your provider. Your ordering provider will share results with you.

If you do not have an order, but want to be tested
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card with you. You can expect to be evaluated by a qualified GW healthcare provider who may order the COVID-19 test for you. Note that the evaluation by a GW healthcare provider is required in order to receive an order for testing and that this is a billable visit. The self-pay fee is $150.

Test Results

  • Results are currently taking approximately up to 7 days, though result times vary based on laboratory capacity.

  • Results from testing will be sent to the healthcare provider who ordered the tests. Patients should wait to be contacted with results or contact the healthcare provider who ordered the test if they are seeking results.

Visitor Restrictions 

  • To ensure we maintain a safe environment for all our patients and staff, we ask for your help by following our visitor restrictions. We truly appreciate your understanding.

Important Information Regarding COVID-19