Atlanta Urgent Care stands ready to assist our local community during any public health crisis, and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is no exception. If you have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, body aches, a persistent cough, a sore throat, and/or shortness of breath, we can pre screen you for COVID-19 remotely. By taking advantage of our convenient telemedicine services, you can consult with a knowledgeable medical provider and receive personalized medical advice without leaving the safety and comfort of your home. During your telemedicine visit, your provider will determine whether COVID-19 virus testing is appropriate for you and, Patients coming for covid testing to an Atlanta Urgent Care clinic will be directed to a drive through location in our parking lot.
Due to very high call volumes, we are switching our COVID test scheduling process from over the phone to online. We have a new scheduling platform that will allow our patients to schedule a telemedicine visit and be appointed a drive-thru swab time. Please follow the instructions below to schedule a test.
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?
Covid-19 testing is largely covered by insurance under the CARES Act. 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 1-2 days, excluding holidays. Rapid test results are available in about 15 minutes.
Do I Need An Appointment To Be Tested For Covid-19?
You must use our appointment scheduling portal as instructed above to receive a COVID-19 test.
What Is The Process For Covid-19 Drive Thru Testing?
The time slot you will choose using our scheduling system is to secure the appointment for the day you chose and we will assign a swabbing time after the virtual visit.
As a reminder, our process is as follows, the day of your appointment, we will verify your insurance or call to collect payment if you are a cash patient. You will receive a link on your cell phone for a virtual visit or a phone call with our provider sometime after 8:45 am on the day you booked your appointment. Our calls for virtual visits are generally between 8 am to 4 pm.
During that virtual visit, you will be assigned a time to come in for your drive thru swabbing appointment between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm at the location where you booked your appointment. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE BUILDING, YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME WILL BE ASSIGNED TO YOU FOR A DRIVE-THRU SWAB BY THE PROVIDER DURING YOUR VIRTUAL VISIT.
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 be texted your results within 30 min of your test. If you test positive for Covid-19 virus on rapid test, you will also receive a call from our physician. If you need an email as proof of results, please let our staff know and we can provide you with a documented result. They will ask you to wait in the parking area till we conclude the test and print out the results. They will bring the results to your car.