COVID-19 Testing Seven Days per Week in Ridgefield, CT
When you need a prompt COVID-19 test in Ridgefield, Connecticut, you don’t have to look far. Just turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care! Our COVID-19 testing services are available seven days per week and you don’t even have to make an appointment. Just stop by our urgent care center—which is open late in the evening for your convenience—and we’ll administer the test for you. You can also schedule a Virtual Visit to have your symptoms evaluated by a medical practitioner who will determine if you need a test or not. If so, your COVID-19 test will be prioritized when you come to our facility. It’s as easy as that!
Our COVID-19 Tests
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we offer three types of COVID-19 testing:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
PCR tests are considered the gold standard of COVID-19 testing. They can be administered to patients with or without symptoms and are generally more accurate than rapid tests. A PCR test identifies viral genetic material of COVID-19, both while someone is actively infected and after the acute illness. The downside to PCR tests is that results can sometimes take a few days.
Rapid Antigen Tests
A rapid antigen test can be administered to patients with or without symptoms. Generally, they are less accurate than PCR tests and are best for those in the peak stage of infection (within the first few days of experiencing symptoms). Rapid tests are ideal if you need a quick result; you’ll be able to find out within as little as 15 minutes whether or not you have the virus.
COVID-19 antibody tests determine if you have antibodies (proteins) in your blood that fight the COVID-19 virus. A positive antibody test means you may have had a COVID-19 infection in the past and may be immune to infection for a period of time, although scientists are still discovering how long immunity lasts and how protected individuals are.
If you need COVID-19 testing, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Ridgefield. You can walk right in, reserve your spot in line using our online check-in system, or schedule a Virtual Visit. We’re here to help!