Rapid COVID-19 Testing Locations
Affinity Urgent Care is pleased to provide a variety of testing services for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at our fully equipped urgent care centers in La Marque, Alvin, and Galveston, Texas. You can visit us for:
- Rapid (antigen) COVID-19 testing
- PCR COVID-19 testing
- COVID-19 antibody testing
What Does COVID-19 Testing Involve?
A COVID-19 test is performed using a nasopharyngeal swab to screen for an active coronavirus infection. The nasopharyngeal test (the most common method of testing) involves gently inserting a thin, 6-inch long swab into the nostril until it reaches the nasopharynx—the cavity that sits behind the nose. Once enough mucus has been collected, the sample is screened for specific proteins or genetic material related to the virus. Because Affinity Urgent Care offers rapid COVID-19 testing, most patients find out their results on the same day they receive their test.
A COVID-19 antibody test screens for signs of a past infection instead of a current infection. This type of testing involves taking a blood sample and screening it for coronavirus antibodies.
If you suspect that you are currently experiencing coronavirus symptoms, your first step is to give us a call to schedule an in-person or Virtual Visit at one of our three locations. Through our convenient telehealth services, you can speak “face-to-face” with one of our clinicians via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. After evaluating your symptoms, he or she may recommend that you visit us for rapid COVID-19 testing, which will be safely performed inside of our clinic in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What Does it Cost?
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act, requires insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing. The test is covered by most insurance at no copay and no deductible. The cost for the test without insurance is $220. The cost for an antibody test is $50.
We’re Here to Help
The coronavirus pandemic is still a rapidly evolving situation, but we’re committed to adapting to the changing needs of our patients and the communities we serve by providing the latest advancements in testing and adhering to all safety guidelines from the CDC. To learn more about PCR or rapid COVID-19 testing, as well as antibody testing, contact Affinity Urgent Care in La Marque, Alvin, or Galveston today. Our friendly professionals will be happy to answer your questions.