If you’re in Omaha, Nebraska, you will be lucky to find Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Pediatrics, which allows you to drive-thru a swab station to have a single nasal swab that tests for COVID, influenza A, influenza B and RSV. We aim to make health services for you and your child as accessible and comfortable as possible.
We want your child to enjoy doctor visits and stay in good health. If you or your child have flu-like symptoms, you can drive thru, get tested, and wait for same-day results in about 45 minutes. We allow adults in the clinic for a physical exam and we are able to prescribe Tamiflu and Paxlovid through a teleheatlh visit if the adult is positive for influenza or COVID and would like treatment.
About the Drive-Thru Nasal Swab for COVID/Influenza/RSV
Waking up with a runny nose may be concerning for many people. However, other symptoms like a headache, coughing, sneezing, or even fever may signal something else. When the pandemic started, most people had challenges differentiating between COVID, influenza A, influenza B and RSV. Doctors had to develop a unique test that gave fast results for the four viruses. Respiratory infections are quite similar, and you may not know what is ailing your child if proper testing is not done.
Our drive-thru testing service provides a good opportunity to test you or your child to provide the best treatment to aid in quick recovery. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to get tested, just give us a call to secure an appointment with the drive-thru swab station. We offer same-day results, so you can begin treatment immediately. Here at Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents we make this test as simple and fast as possible for you and your child, so you can get the rest you need.
Common symptoms of COVID/Influenza and RSV include:
- Runny nose
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain or body aches
How the Testing is Done
Once you have arrived in the parking lot, our staff will first make sure patient registration is complete and check you in. The medical providers performing the test will be wearing personal protective equipment. The swab is skinny, soft-tipped and the specimen is collected by nasopharyngeal route. It’s important to ensure the patient is relaxed as they will feel a tickling sensation that could cause their eyes to water or make them sneeze.
Once the swabbing is done, the nurse places the swab tip into the tube for further testing inside the clinic. From there, you can leave and expect to receive your results in about 45 minutes. Our team will contact you when the results are ready.