Rapid COVID-19 Testing Locations
Affinity Urgent Care is pleased to provide rapid testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at our fully equipped urgent care centers in La Marque, Alvin, and Galveston, Texas. In a matter of hours, patients can receive their COVID-19 test results and take appropriate measures to protect their health and the well-being of those around them.
What Does Rapid COVID-19 Testing Involve?
A rapid 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.
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.
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 rapid COVID-19 testing or Virtual Visits, contact Affinity Urgent Care in La Marque, Alvin, or Galveston today. Our friendly professionals will be happy to answer your questions.