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GBMC Outpatient Joint Program

Welcome to the Outpatient Joint Replacement Resource Center!


If you or your loved one is a patient of Dr. Schmidt or Dr. Lanzo undergoing an outpatient total joint replacement at the SurgCenter of Northern Baltimore, you're in the right place! You will find all of your pre and post-op resources within this folder. 


Pre-Op Checklist - Print this out and put it somewhere you will see everyday!



If you are having surgery in the next 2 weeks, you are required to have a negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days of surgery followed by self-quarantine until your surgery date. Listed below are your options for mandatory pre-op Covid testing. 

  • You may order a self-administered, at-home test kit through this link. Due to the high volume of kits being processed, results reporting has varied from 2-7 days. Please check the website PRIOR to placing your order. Orders should be placed NO LATER THAN 7 days before your surgery.
  • MedStar Urgent Care offers Pre-operative testing COVID testing. Patients must reserve a spot online first, as walk-ins are not accepted. The turnaround time for results is about 72 hours.

  • Priority Care Clinic’s Urgent Care offers COVID testing with a 24-48-hour result. They will also perform rapid testing with a 15-30-minute turnaround.

  • GBMC’s Pre-Operative Testing Center (PTC) will also perform COVID testing for GBMC patients as long as they have a doctor’s order for the test.  If you are going to GBMC’s PTC for pre-op testing, you can do a one stop shop!



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