We are now doing rapid testing in our Dripping Springs Urgent Care Parking lot. Our tests are FDA authorized and help determine if you have antibodies or if you have a potential infection.
If you are covered under insurance and have symptoms, you can make an appointment with our family medicine or call our urgent care. We will have a provider see you and determine which test would work best for you. We offer Nasal Swab and the Serum tests if you have symptoms, and or have had direct contact. Quest is onsite to administer these two tests.
*Tests are FDA Authorized and price does not include a physician visit.
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COVID -19 TESTING FAQ 1. Do I need a referral to get a COVID-19 test? No. You do not need a referral to visit our urgent care or family practice for a COVID-19 test. We do offer the Nasal Swab, Rapid antibody test, and the Serum anitbody test.
2. How long does the test take? The finger prick $80 walk up test is 20 minutes and DOES NOT include a visit with a provider. It is possible to be in and out in less than an hour depending on how many people we have ahead of you.
The nasal swab and serum tests are done with quest and take 5-7 days to get results. These tests MUST be accompanied by a provider visit.
3. Why can't I run it through my insurance? I thought all COVID-19 testing was covered? You absolutely can run the tests through your insurance if you have symptoms, or have direct contact with someone. We require a provider to see you and you need to make an appointment with our Family Medicine or Walk into Urgent Care. You will be responsible for your office visit copay, deductible and coinsurance, depending on your insurance provider.
4. What is the accuracy of the finger prick test? The finger prick test is very similar to the flu test. If you are too early in incubation, it might not pick up the antibodies. Since everyone's bodies fight infection differently, it can take 2-21 days for the rapid test to show a positive result. These tests do help with telling if your body is currently fighting covid-19, or if you had it in the past. While we feel the finger prick test is a good tool, the best way to determine if you currently have COVID-19 is the nasal swab test.