If you have COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - or were exposed without a mask to a person with confirmed COVID-19 - you qualify for a COVID-19 test.
COVID-19 Viral Testing
COVID-19 viral tests check if you have a current COVID-19 infection. All Tower Health Urgent Care locations offer COVID-19 assessment and viral testing. An appointment is not required, however, an order from your physician may expedite the screening process.
Which COVID-19 Test is Best for Me?
The chart below may help you decide which COVID-19 test is best for you. Call any Tower Health Urgent Care location for more information.
|Abbot BinaxNOW||PCR Lab Test||Roche Rapid RT-PCR|
|Best Rest for...||Patients with COVID-19 symptoms||Patients with or without COVID-19 symptoms||Patients with or without COVID-19 symptoms|
|Results Back Within||15 minutes||36 to 72 hours*||20 minutes (ideal test for travel requirements)|
|Locations Available||All Tower Health Urgent Care locations**||All Tower Health Urgent Care locations**||Select Tower Health Urgent Care locations:|
|Processed through Insurance||Yes, for most testing scenarios||Yes, for most testing scenarios||No|
|Self-Pay Fee||Call for self-pay fee schedule**||Call for self-pay fee schedule**||$150 out of pocket|
*Test result wait times may be longer due to patient volumes.