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Drive-Up Flu, RSV, and Covid Testing in Atlanta: Viral Solutions
No Appointment Needed. No Wait. All Insurance Accepted.
Patients are Evaluated in Real Time by On-Site Viral Solutions Physicians and Physician Assistants.
No Out-of-Pocket Cost for Covid Testing for the Insured
No Out-of-Pocket Cost for Covid Testing for the Uninsured at our Brookhaven Location
Test Results Typically Arrive Within 24 Hours 
We are Atlanta's Largest and Most Efficient Flu, RSV, and Covid Testing Provider.

Viral Solutions Now Offers Drive-Thru Screenings for PAXLOVID™ Prescriptions

Viral Solutions Now Offers Drive-Thru Screenings for PAXLOVID™ Prescriptions

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The FDA has authorized the emergency use of PAXLOVID, an investigational medicine, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and children (12 years of age and older weighing at least 88 pounds [40 kg]) with a positive test for the virus that causes COVID-19, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, under an EUA.

​​​​​​​PAXLOVID is investigational because it is still being studied. There is limited information about the safety and effectiveness of using PAXLOVID to treat people with mild-to-moderate ​​​​​​​COVID‑19. Read the PAXLOVID fact sheet here.

Viral Solutions Drive-Up Covid Testing is Best in Class

Viral Solutions was founded by an Atlanta-based Emergency Physician and Physician Assistant to help find a way to resolve the current COVID-19 testing and vaccination crisis in Georgia.

We perform COVID-19 PCR testing, because it is the gold standard test. Our patients are evaluated in real time by a local team of Viral Solutions Physicians and Physician Assistants.

We typically have the fastest turnaround times in Atlanta, with reliable results usually arriving within 24 hours.

Viral Solutions believes every person should have immediate access to the best COVID-19 testing available. No patient should wait to get a COVID-19 test. All patients—including the uninsured—should have easy access to COVID-19 testing, and that's what Viral Solutions provides.

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Dr. Ben Lefkove, CEO of Viral Solutions, Describes Covid Infections, Vaccines, and Breakthrough Infections

Frequently Asked Questions about Covid Testing

Q What type of testing does Viral Solutions perform?

Viral Solutions performs molecular-based RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing on anterior nasal samples. A small swab will be inserted into the front of your nostrils for a few seconds to obtain an appropriate sample. We chose to use RT-PCR because it caries the highest sensitivity for detection of COVID19. Our tests are approved for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) under an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.

Q What is the difference between rapid testing and PCR?

There are many different testing platforms available for detection of COVID19. "Rapid tests" typically test for the proteins on the surface of the virus. This test does not carry the same high-level of sensitivity as the RT-PCR tests that we are performing. It is VERY important that your test detect virus if present, as false negatives can result in you inadvertently exposing your friends and loved ones to COVID19.

Q How much will it cost?

For the duration of the federally-declared pubic health emergency, Viral Solutions will offer COVID19 testing to the insured without out of pocket cost to the patient. Per the CARES Act and FFCRA, insurance companies are expected to pay for medically necessary COVID19 testing without applying copays, deductibles, or coinsurance, or any other out of pocket expense. This is regardless of in-network or out-of-network status. However, Congress has failed to fund the COVID19 Uninsured Fund, and as such there is no longer coverage for the uninsured without out of pocket cost.

We do offer no-cost testing to the uninsured (and insured as well, per above) at our Brookhaven DPH partnership location. More info here.

Q What if I am uninsured?

If you are uninsured, please visit our Brookhaven location for a COVID19 PCR test. We do not charge uninsured patients for the cost of evaluation or testing. You will be asked to certify that you are uninsured at the time of evaluation.

Q How long will it take to get my test results?

Typically, test results return in 24 hours. One of our foundational principles is expedient turn-around of results, as it is vital that you have your answer as soon as possible. Your test results will flow directly into your patient portal, where you can view and print (if needed).

Q What do I do if my insurance company denies payment for care I received at Viral Solutions? Will I be billed for this?

No, you will not be directly billed. We stand by our policy of no out-of-pocket cost for our patients. COVID19 diagnostics (the "lab fee") and associated Professional Service Fees (Provider evaluation, determination of medical necessity, and test ordering) were addressed by the Federal government with the insurance reforms enacted in the CARES Act and associated HHS regulations.

These reforms specifically state that there will be no patient cost-sharing (copays, deductibles, co-insurance, balance billing, etc) for COVID19 Diagnostics. Please see here, here, and here for additional supporting documentation related to the CARES Act, COVID19 Diagnostics, and HHS Regulations surrounding COVID19 testing.

If your insurance denies payment, we will work directly with your insurer to inform and educate them on the fact that your service is covered within the confines of the law and current regulations. Please email us at if you receive a denial of coverage notice from your insurance company.

Listen to a WSB radio interview with Bernard Coxton, Jr., Chief Clinical Operations Officer and Yair Strano, CIO of Viral Solutions

For over two years, Viral Solutions has been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. From providing much-needed testing opportunities early on to administering vaccines to adults and now children, Viral Solutions has evolved as a healthcare service provider, and today the company has 9 COVID Testing and Vaccination sites across metro Atlanta, and many other business lines.

Coxton and Strano return to the radio program to talk about servant leadership, the growth of the business, COVID variants and surge in positivity, pediatric vaccinations, the role that their custom-built technology has led to leaps in efficiencies, the important Georgia Department of Public Health partnership, and how they wake up every day trying to make a positive difference in our community.

And Yes, Viral Solutions Tests Kids!

If your child is in need of a COVID-19 PCR test, Viral Solutions has you covered. We've performed thousands of COVID tests on kids, so we have the experience to help your child get accurate, fast 24-Hour COVID-19 test results, with a minimum of fuss. We test children six months of age and older.

Recent News

Viral Solutions Partners with the Georgia Department of Public Health to Open COVID-19 PCR Testing Center “SuperSites”

Partnership will increase supply and speed of COVID-19 PCR Testing and Results in the Atlanta Metro Area

As part of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's initiative to increase the availability and access to efficient COVID-19 PCR testing, Viral Solutions has been chosen by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GaDPH) to spearhead an effort to rapidly open three COVID-19 PCR Testing Center SuperSites throughout the Atlanta Metro area.

Viral Solutions will continue to perform PCR COVID-19 testing with no out-of-pocket cost to insured and non-insured patients.

"We are proud to partner with the Georgia Department of Public Health (GaDPH) to continue to deliver fast and reliable Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing to these new SuperSites," says Viral Solutions co-founder and CEO, Ben Lefkove, MD. "We are prepared to help Atlanta get through this pandemic, and help the community stay safe so they can live their lives."

The Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing SuperSites are located conveniently throughout the Metro Atlanta area:

"As the largest provider of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in Georgia, we are thrilled to bring our efficient PCR COVID-19 testing model to these new Georgia DPH SuperSites," says Viral Solutions co-founder and President, Ron Sanders, PA-C. "We are honored for the partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health. It's important initiatives like this that drive us to do even more and get better every day."

In addition to the four new SuperSites, Viral Solutions offers no appointment needed, no out-of-pocket cost, all insurance accepted, drive-through COVID-19 testing at 18 other sites in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Patients are evaluated in real time by Viral Solutions Physicians and Physician Assistants. Viral Solutions is the largest and most efficient COVID-19 testing and vaccination provider in Georgia.

Watch Dr. LaMar Cochran, VP Training/Clinical, address the media and discuss the new Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing SuperSite at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Viral Solutions Partners with Atlanta Public Schools to Perform Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing and Surveillance

As part of Atlanta Public School's Return + Learn initiative, Viral Solutions has been chosen to spearhead the effort to perform rapid COVID-19 antigen testing and surveillance across the entire 55,000-student school system. This program begins roll out Friday, January 29.

The partnership is intended to limit the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the APS population during efforts to reopen schools for face-to-face learning.

Teachers and support staff will also have the opportunity to be tested weekly in efforts to help limit the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) population.

"We are proud to partner with Atlanta Public Schools to bring rapid, reliable COVID-19 testing and surveillance to the community," says Viral Solutions co-founder and CEO, Ben Lefkove, MD. "We are prepared to help APS get through this pandemic, and help the families involved in the school system stay safe and thrive."

Atlanta Public Schools is run by the Atlanta Board of Education and led by superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring. The system has an active enrollment of 55,000 students, attending a total of 103 school sites: 50 elementary schools,15 middle schools, 21 high schools, four single-gender academies and 13 charter schools.

"As the largest provider of COVID-19 testing in Georgia, we are eager to bring our testing and surveillance model to a community that is near and dear to us," says Viral Solutions co-founder and President, Ron Sanders, PA-C. "We are delivering first-class testing to the heart of the Atlanta community. It's initiatives like this that drive us to do more and get better each day."

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Viral Solutions Proudly Supports the Community

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Andrew Young Foundation

March 12, 2022, is the 90th birthday of Ambassador Andrew Young, widely considered one of the great peacemakers of his time. As the theme for a planned, four-day celebration, Ambassador Young has chosen "peace and reconciliation." Viral Solutions is a Proud Supporter.
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Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival (ASF), Atlanta's premier celebration of all things science, returns March 12-26. Science enthusiasts of all ages can experience more than 100 interactive and educational events featuring in-person, COVID-safe activities and exclusive online content. Viral Solutions is a Proud Supporter.
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is committed to providing excellent pediatric care through a focus on quality, innovative technology, research advancements and a family-centered approach. Viral Solutions partnered with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to alleviate overcrowding in its emergency rooms, by setting up and staffing COVID-19 testing and pediatric vaccinations.
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High Museum of Art

The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. Viral Solutions has performed rapid Covid tests for many of the High's events and is a proud supporter.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) initiative to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing. Accurate, fast, easy-to-use, and widely accessible testing is required before the nation can safely return to normal life. Viral Solutions has partnered with RADx to develop new at-home COVID-19 tests.
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The James M. Dixon Foundation

The James M. Dixon Foundation

The James M. Dixon Foundation is a non-profit, 501C3 organization that provides funding for many areas of Alzheimer's and Dementia related diseases, research, as well as support for Caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's and related Dementias through its Mindful Caring project. Viral Solutions is a proud supporter of the Foundation.
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