Selden is the location of Long Island’s second kid-only COVID-19 testing site.
On Thursday, PM Pediatrics — one of the nation’s largest provider of pediatric urgent care — announced its location in the Selden Plaza Shopping Center on Middle Country Road began the drive-thru testing services.
PM Pediatrics launched the island’s first coronavirus testing site for children in Manhasset on Wednesday.
Each location has a tent set up in their parking lot, where children’s nose will be swabbed to collect a sample. Results are available are typically available in four days.
“While early anecdotal evidence points to children being less susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness, we still want to offer a test to children presenting the specific symptoms, including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath,” said Dr. Jeffrey Schor, co-CEO of PM Pediatrics. “For those not presenting these symptoms, our PM Pediatrics Anywhere app can provide medical guidance and peace of mind, as well as keep children and their parents from visiting our offices unnecessarily.”
According to a spokesperson from the pediatric care facility, only patients pre-screened by a medical professional from PM Pediatrics are eligible for a test. This can be done in-person or via the PM Pediatrics Anywhere telemedicine app.
The Selden’s office number is 631-696-5437.
Top: Photo of a screening site attached (credit: PM Pediatrics)