Pre-Procedure Testing During COVID-19

For Patients Having Procedures Under Anesthesia or Sedation

For your safety we are requiring all patients having a procedure under anesthesia or sedation to have a COVID-19 test 48-72 hours prior to your visit to a Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital facility.

Testing is not offered for procedures at other hospitals.

You will be called with the test result prior to your child’s scheduled procedural appointment.

If you have any questions, please call:

  • 954-265-0220: Weekdays before 5 pm
  • 954-265-5324: Weekdays and weekends after 5 pm

Your physician will order this test, which will involve a nasal swab for your child. Upon arrival, please let our team know you are there for a “pre-procedure COVID-19 test” for your child. There will not be a separate bill for this service – it is part of the procedure.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital COVID-19 pre-procedure testing locations:

Other Community Testing Locations

If you are coming from out of the area or prefer to get testing closer to home, this is permissible.

  • Patients must be tested using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for COVID-19 test.
  • Tests cannot be done more than 72 hours in advance.
  • We will call you prior to the procedure to verify a negative result.
  • Please bring results to us in writing on the day of your visit.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation!