UPDATE: We now offer at-home coronavirus testing kits to our patients through Labcorp and write medical authorization and justification letters for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, which should ultimately make these home testing kits free of charge.
We provide free coronavirus (COVID-19) screening, evaluation, and testing for Medicare PPO patients in 42 states including:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
This is also available for most private insurance PPO, Medicare PPO, or Straight Medicaid patients in California, Texas, and Florida. We provide specific plans for out-of-network and uninsured patients as well.
Due to the high volume of requests during this state of emergency, we anticipate having to triage the patients with the worst symptoms and apologize in advance for any delays in getting back to you. In some cases, it may take longer than a day to process your application for our free telemedicine evaluations.
If you wish to be evaluated, please click on the Coronavirus Telemedicine Evaluation button below.
The coronavirus pandemic is particularly dangerous for the older population, especially for those with pre-existing conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, heart disease, tobacco and drug addiction, or other underlying health problems. If you are a Medicare patient or have pre-existing conditions, we have a dedicated suite of preventive care services that we offer completely free of charge. We want to monitor and treat your chronic health problems and make you the healthiest you can be to give you the best chance of fighting off the coronavirus if you ever happen to catch it. Click on the button below to be directed to our separate page dedicated to patients like you.Free Preventive Care for Medicare Patients
In addition to coronavirus screening, evaluation, and testing, Cool Quit is committed to helping patients stop smoking cigarettes. Fighting tobacco addiction is our founding mission, and one that we will continue to address. If you are a smoker, please understand that this makes you far more vulnerable to the coronavirus. Smoking also causes many of the same medical problems like heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and respiratory issues that increase your chances of severe complications and even death when it comes to the coronavirus.
But we're not here to scare you. We're here to help you quit.
And if you are a smoker, the rest of this site is dedicated to you.
We offer multiple visits with a healthcare provider to help you stay on the right path, and make sure you have the right resources. Get your questions answered. With most health insurance policies, our visits are completely free with no copayments.
If you have health insurance, we offer free nicotine patches, inhalers and other medications to help you quit. And we have them delivered straight to your own home. If you are uninsured, we will work with you to find the lowest cost smoking cessation medications within your budget.
Many insurance policies may not cover smoking cessation services beyond 3-6 months. For a small monthly fee, CoolQuit will be able to help you stay quit with further access to our providers and groups, connecting you with a community that works together from the comfort of your own home. If you are uninsured or cannot afford our fee, we have an application process for a fee waiver.
Within 5 years, risk of mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder cancer is cut in half.
Within 10 years of quitting smoking, your risk for lung cancer is cut in half.
Risk of heart attack drops at least 50% after just a year, and back to the same risk as a nonsmoker after 15 years.
Within 3-9 months, you will start to breathe better, cough less, and your lungs start to regain function. Your circulation improves and your heart rate and blood pressure will drop.
Dr. Eugene Gu graduated from Stanford University with honors and then from Duke University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship in microsurgery. Dr. Gu is passionate about using telemedicine as a way to mitigate the nationwide physician shortage and to increase access to preventative care. He also believes that social media can be used to fight misinformation surrounding health and wellness but is concerned about the level of bullying, even by many doctors, that occurs on various platforms. Finding a balance between using the positive aspects of social media to help patients while resisting the unruly mob is a constant struggle.