Amarillo Urgent Care is now offering the COVID-19 Rapid Nasal Swab test for $140.00. The test itself takes about 15 minutes however, the whole process from registration to results usually takes about 45 minutes.
Can I be Tested?
In order to qualify for insurance to cover the COVID-19 testing you must qualify for at LEAST 1 of the following symptoms:
- Fever, chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath.
- Congestion or runny nose.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- New rash on toes or feet
Do I have to be showing symptoms to get a test?
No. Because it is possible to have COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic, we have extended the test to anyone who wishes to be screened.
Do I have to wait in the waiting room?
No. In an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have introduced a “Curbside Care program”, a simple car triage process to aid in preventing contact with infected patients. We kindly ask you to remain in your car and call us at (806) 352-5400 to let one of our staff members know you’re here. A staff member will come out to your car to personally coordinate your care. All patients will be asked to remain in their car until it is time for their visit with a provider. Only the patient will be allowed to come into the clinic unless there is a minor involved. Proper face coverage is required before entering one of our facilities.
Will I catch COVID-19 if I come into Urgent Care?
All our staff members wear protective gear including masks and gloves. Additionally, we have made changes to our waiting room to accommodate more space to ensure appropriate social distancing practices to minimize contact with others.
What are the types of COVID-19 testing available and how long for the results?
SARS Antigen FIA (Screening Test):
A rapid test (15-minute results) performed in-house lab with a nasal swab to detect if you are actively infected with Covid-19. Test results are provided by our lab using the new Sofia 2 analyzer by Quidel which is FDA Emergency Use Authorization approved.
The test itself takes about 15 minutes to process however due to high demand the whole process from registration to results may be a delayed for over two hours.
PCR (Nasal Swab Test)
- If you’re asymptomatic but believe you had contact with someone who may have had the COVID-19 virus.
- If you are actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- If you’re an essential worker still reporting to work in person, whether you have symptoms or not.
- If you’re a healthcare worker, first responder, or a Lansing Urgent Care Occupational Medicine client.
- If you believe you recently (within the past 14 days) had contact with someone who has COVID-19.
If I tested positive what should I do?
If you are sick with COVID-19 or if you test positive for COVID-19, you’ll need to stay in quarantine for up to 14 days. You should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. This includes self-isolation as well an informing any close contacts that they may have been exposed to. We will and also we asked you to notify the local Health Department. While there is no known cure for COVID-19, our providers can help treat your symptoms to help you feel better. Seek emergency help if you’re severely short of breath or have any life-threatening concerns.
If I tested negative what should I do?
If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your specimen was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection at the time of your specimen collection and that you could test positive later, or you could be exposed later and then develop the illness. In other words, a negative test result does not rule out getting sick later.
Does insurance cover COVID-19 testing?
Many insurers cover the cost of COVID-19 related testing, however, please contact your insurance provider to determine coverage as costs can vary. You may also receive a separate bill from the outside lab if we used it to process your results.
What is the cost for COVID-19 test?
Antigen Nasal Swab test $200 for self-paying patients.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, We accept all walk-ins.
We offer one of the two tests at our facility. We do issue return to work clearance for employees who were tested positive for the COVID019 virus.
Regardless of your test result you should follow the advice of your doctor and public health officials and continue social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol wearing mask and doing everything you could to protect yourself and others.