COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

PhysicianOne Urgent Care stands ready to assist our local community during any public health crisis, and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is no exception. If you have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, body aches, a persistent cough, a sore throat, and/or shortness of breath, and a new loss of taste/smell, we can prescreen you for COVID-19 remotely.

By taking advantage of our convenient telemedicine services, you can consult with a knowledgeable medical provider and receive personalized medical advice without leaving the safety and comfort of your home. During your Virtual Visit, your provider will determine whether COVID-19 virus testing is appropriate for you and, if so, explain how you can preregister for a test at one of our urgent care centers.

We offer both PCR and Rapid (antigen) COVID-19 virus testing services at all PhysicianOne Urgent Care locations. The diagnostic test for an active COVID-19 infection involves an anterior nasal swab, which is a method of collecting a sample of nasal secretions from the back of your nose.

For a PCR test, when your test is complete your sample will be sent to a certified lab, where it will be analyzed for COVID-19. We will provide your result as soon as it is available. If your result is positive, we will contact you by phone to discuss it; if your result is negative, we will send you an email notification.

How long will it take to receive test results? COVID-19 PCR virus test results may take 1-3 business days to be returned to us from the lab. Rapid (antigen) test results are returned same-day. Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases at this time, test results may take longer than expected. We appreciate your patience and understanding, as the delays in test result turnaround time are directly impacted by the high volume of testing for both local and national labs. We are committed to providing our patients with their COVID-19 test results as quickly as possible.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

PhysicianOne Urgent Care also offers COVID-19 antibody testing, which can detect certain proteins (IgM and IgG antibodies) that are produced by the body’s immune system in response to a COVID-19 exposure. A positive test result may indicate a past COVID-19 infection, regardless of whether the infection produced noticeable symptoms.

COVID-19 antibody testing involves a blood draw, which can be performed during an in-person visit to any of our urgent care center locations. No prior authorization or appointment is required.

What does a positive COVID-19 antibody test result mean? The presence of COVID-19 antibodies could suggest immunity to the novel coronavirus. However, researchers have not yet determined whether a person who has recovered from COVID-19 is fully protected against future infections.

Visiting Our Urgent Care Centers: What You Need to Know

Your health and well-being are of utmost importance to the team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, and we want you to know that we are doing everything possible to keep you safe during these uncertain times. As always, you can visit our urgent care centers with complete confidence. In addition to our standard infection control protocols, we are taking further steps to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including sterilizing our facilities throughout the day. And, if you would prefer to stay put, you can request a Virtual Visit with an experienced provider. Contact us today.


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