The PCR Test is also known as the "Molecular test", "RNA test", or "Diagnostic test." A PCR test is a diagnostic test via a deep nasal swab which is most accurate in detecting coronavirus infection and typically takes 1-day to get results. However, Saturday PCR test return is on Monday. Simply walk-in or schedule online at any of our clinics.
Due to very high call volume, you may not be able to reach us over the phone, therefore, please use our online scheduler by clicking on the link below.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
What Insurance Do You Take?
After you upload your information, our staff will verify your coverage. We accept most medical insurance plans, including:* Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, BCBS, United, Kaiser Permanente, Coventry, GEHA, Tricare, Golden Rule, PHCS, Beech Street, Guardian, Pearce, Meridian, Meritain, Assurant, Medicaid, Core, UMR, Gallagher, Liberty, National Union Fire, Chesterfield, Sedgwick, Zurich, ChampVA, Ambetter, and more. Please see our full insurance list here.
*Most insurance policies provide “out-of-network” benefits, particularly for Covid-19 illness, and Covid-19 Testing at urgent care clinics.
Will My Insurance Cover My Covid-19 Test?
Many insurance companies waive associated copays. After uploading your information, our staff will be able to verify your coverage and whether there are any associated costs.
How Much Does A Covid-19 Test Cost Without Insurance?
If you do not have insurance, we offer a self-pay option for $200.
Do I Need A Rapid Covid-19 Test Or PCR Test?
Our provider will help you decide on which test is best for you during the virtual visit. Some airlines require a PCR test in order to travel. Some employers require them, as well. PCR testing is the “gold standard” and is, to date, the most accurate. Rapid testing is a good option for those who need immediate (15 minute) results and do not specifically require a PCR test.
How Long Do Covid-19 Test Results Take?
PCR test results are available in 1 day, excluding holidays. However, Saturday PCR test return is on Monday. Rapid test results are available in about 15 minutes.
Do I Need An Appointment To Be Tested For Covid-19?
You may simply walk-in to any of our clinics or schedule a reservation online using our appointment scheduling portal as instructed above to receive a COVID-19 test.
What Do My Viral Test Results Mean For Me?
If you are told you have a positive viral test, most likely you currently have an active COVID-19 infection and you can give the virus to others. Follow instructions from your provider about isolation and when you can leave home.
If you are told you have a negative viral test, most likely you do NOT currently have an active COVID-19 infection. However, there is a small possibility the result is a false negative. Continue taking steps to protect yourself and prevent spread of the virus.
How Will I Receive My Covid-19 Test Results?
You will receive a phone call from an AUC staff member to discuss your results. If you need an email as proof of results, please let our staff know and we can provide you with a documented result.