Questions About COVID-19 Testing?
What types of COVID testing does ExperCARE offer?
We offer Viral PCR testing that is processed by a third party, reference lab, reliable Rapid Testing that is processed in-house utilizing Quidel’s Sofia2 Machine for same day results as fast as 15 minutes, as well as Rapid or send-out qualitative antibody blood testing performed by LabCorp or Quest.
What kind of rapid testing does ExperCARE perform?
At ExperCARE, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and access to the most reliable diagnostics available. For this reason, we are utilizing the Quidel’s Sofia2 Machine Antigen Test for Rapid Covid Testing. This test is highly recommended due to the reliability and fast results in as little as 15 minutes.
Will my insurance cover the cost of rapid testing?
YES! We can send tests out to one of the many full-service labs we work with to perform viral PCR testing and generally get COVID results in as little as 24-36 hours. Rapid testing is covered by most insurance plans, but if your plan does not cover it, it can be added on to a visit for an additional $25.
What is your cash pay pricing for COVID-19 testing?
If you do not have symptoms and prefer to be tested without a provider visit, the cost is $150 for all types of COVID testing. If you would like to see a provider and get tested, our self-pay visit is $149 and we can send your PCR test out to the lab. If you elect to have rapid COVID-19 test, it will be an additional $25.
Do I have to see a provider if I just want a COVID test?
We require that you see a provider for an assessment to ensure a comprehensive evaluation, assessment and treatment plan. This also provides time to answer all of your questions related to your specific situation and discuss the current guidelines and recommendations and how they may apply. Your visit would be covered by any applicable insurance benefits, and you and your provider could determine together what type of testing is the best for you.
Do I have to have an appointment?
No, at ExperCARE, you never need an appointment, but you can pre-book your visit in advance, if you prefer. If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, cough, fever or have any reason to believe you may have COVID-19, please just call us when you arrive in the parking lot and we will register you from the comfort of your car and determine the best way to proceed from there. You can pre-book an urgent care visit to be assessed by one of our providers or to get a COVID-19 test at one of our locations by clicking here.
How will I get my results?
Results will be called or e-mailed to you as soon as possible.
Will this type of COVID testing work for travel requirements?
ExperCARE rapid testing is performed utilizing Quidel’s Sofia2 machine and is an antigen test. While this is an extremely reliable test, there is still quite a bit of variability in requirements depending on where you are traveling and their current policies. Please confirm prior to testing whether this type of result will suffice, or if Viral PCR testing is required. We can provide viral PCR results as well, however we recommend testing before 3pm, at least 72 hours in advance of travel to ensure results are back prior to departure.
Can rapid testing be used to detect an active COVID-19 infection?
Yes, Quidel’s Sofia2 Machine Antigen testing was developed to detect active COVID-19 infection. This is different than the rapid antibody testing which is often used to detect prior infection.
Do you offer the COVID-19 Vaccine?
At this time ExperCARE is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine. We continue to be focused on being your first choice for COVID testing and extraordinary care!