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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.

Pfizer Adult + Pediatric Omicron Bivalent Boosters Available at our Buckhead/Vinings and Decatur Locations: Register Now

No Appointment Drive-Thru Covid-19 Vaccinations Are Here at Viral Solutions
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 Vaccinations and Testing are 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Covid Vaccinations and Booster Shots

Q When can I get a Booster?

Boosters are available and recommended for anyone 5+ who is at least 5 months since their primary series of vaccines. If you received JnJ, you should get a booster once 2 months have passed since your first dose.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): You should receive a booster after two months from your initial vaccination. You may choose Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer as a booster dose.

Q When can I get a second Booster?

Following FDA's regulatory action, CDC has updated its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people age 50 and older—or 12 and older who are immunocompromised—who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Separately and in addition, based on newly published data, adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

These updated recommendations acknowledge the increased risk of severe disease in certain populations including those who are elderly or over the age of 50 with multiple underlying conditions—or 12 and older who are immunocompromised—along with the currently available data on vaccine and booster effectiveness.

Q Are there side effects?

Most people experience soreness in the muscle of the arm for about a day. A minority of people (<10%) get a fever from the vaccine. Other common side effects include headache, chills, and fatigue. These symptoms usually last a day or less, if they occur at all.

Q Does it matter which booster I receive? Is Pfizer better than Moderna?

There are some preliminary signals in the data that some vaccines may be slightly more effective than others, but big picture: The booster vaccinations all work well. The data is not currently conclusive to make a determination of which is most effective. The most important fact is all adults should choose at least one of the COVID19 vaccines that you are comfortable with.

Q Who is eligible for a booster?

Pfizer Boosters are recommended for anyone 5 or older, as long as it has been at least 5 months since their primary series of vaccines.

Moderna Boosters are recommended for anyone 18 or older, as long as it has been at least 5 months since their primary series of vaccines.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Boosters are recommended for anyone 18 or older, as long as it has been at least 2 months since their primary dose of vaccine.

CDC's recommendations allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Q Can I get my second or third dose with you if I got my first dose elsewhere?

Yes, absolutely. Please remember to bring your CDC vaccine card with you. If you lost your card, we can provide a new card.

Q How much does it cost?

There is no out of pocket cost for receiving a vaccination from Viral Solutions. We do bill an administration fee to insurance, however we DO NOT engage in cost-sharing. This means we do not collect ANY money from patients whatsoever (i.e. no copay, deductible, copay, coinsurance, or balance billing). If you are uninsured, we will bill the administration fee to HRSA, which is setup to cover the uninsured. More details about your rights as a patient, surrounding COVID19 vaccination billing, can be found here.

Q Is it effective?

All authorized COVID19 vaccines to date are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID19. The effectiveness against variant subtypes of COVID19 varies, and is not fully understood. In the clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of the Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax vaccines, they were found to be at least 90% effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. The limited data available indicates that it is likely at least 60% effective against variants such as B.1.1.7.

Q Do I need an appointment?

At this time, we are accepting all patients for vaccination, whether or not you have an appointment. Please feel free to drive up to any of our sites and request a vaccination. Please check site hours above before arrival.

Q Can I receive a vaccine if I am getting a COVID19 test?

Yes. As long as you are not having symptoms of COVID19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, body aches), you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Even if your test returns positive, your vaccine is still effective and will help your body generate immunity to the virus.

Q Can I receive the vaccine if I am breastfeeding or pregnant?

Yes. There is limited data on use in breastfeeding and pregnant women, however it is generally considered to be safe. Pregnant women are at increased risk of complications from COVID19, and as such should consider vaccination to prevent severe illness. Given that the COVID19 vaccine is non-replicating, there is no risk to lactating women or the baby. Ultimately, getting vaccinated is a personal choice, and you should weigh the risks and benefits prior to taking the vaccine. Our on-site providers (Physician or Physician Assistant) are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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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