COVID-19 Testing (Rapid Test)
Antigen Sars-Cov-2 drive up test to detect COVID-19 with rapid results
- 15 min15 minutes
- Insurance or MembersInsurance or Members
- Campo Road
WHAT IS COVID 19? COVID-19 OR Sars-Cov-2 is a novel coronavirus that is on pandemic level around the globe currently. The flu like symptoms may include fever, sore throat, headaches, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, body aches, or change in taste or smell. Unfortunately, it can result in a hyper immune response that leads to disease processes such as pneumonia, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and COVID long haulers syndrome. DO I NEED TO GET TESTED? The best way to avoid spreading Sars-Cov-2, a highly infectious respiratory condition, is by knowing who is carrying the virus. Everyone who has the virus may not exhibit the same symptoms and often may have no symptoms before realizing that they have become infected. Regular COVID testing is the best way to be sure we won’t infect others and requesting a test from those we are going to be in close contact is a reasonable way to keep the spread of the virus down. Often, it is required to show proof of test results when boarding a plane, attending events (ie, concerts, sports games), or going to work. WHAT TYPE OF TEST IS BEING OFFERED? Innovative Wellness Clinic, Inc. offers a drive up Rapid Antigen Test. This test is completed by gently obtaining a sample from the anterior (front) portion of the nose with a Q-tip and does not require an uncomfortable swab to be inserted into the far back or posterior portion of the nose. The test takes a few minutes to perform with results returned within 30 minutes. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: If I am a current patient, will I be responsible for paying the full price for the test? Patients who have an insurance that we are contracted with, such as Tricare Select & Medicare, will not be responsible for payment. The insurance company will cover the cost. Please call to schedule this appointment. Additionally, one of the perks of membership is 2 free covid test per month. Will the insurance cover the cost if it is not Tricare Select or Medicare? In most instances, yes. Non members and those insured by insurances that we do not accept will pay $98 for each test. However, we can provide a super bill receipt for each patient to submit to the insurance company for reimbursement at their discretion. If we are looking to determine our COVID-19 risk or need proof of testing, book an appointment today.
IWC Primary Care, An Innovative Wellness Clinic, Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA, USA