My local health system is ridiculous. My doctor ordered a test prior to my next
check-up in six months. The office to schedule the test called, and I explained that I need to come in September. She then proceeded to ask if I had COVID symptoms or a positive test in the past 14 days. I responded no, but I didn't see how that was relevant for a test scheduled six months from now. She said it's just part of the protocol to set an appointment.
It's too many stupid rules like this that have ruined our healthcare system. Every step adds a little extra time and expense. No one gets to make decisions based on logic. It's all about set procedures and extra steps to do anything, raising the cost all along the way.