Covid-19 Testing

Covid-19 Testing Fact Sheet Download

Covid-19 Patient Form Download

Advantage Health Care is dedicated to keeping our patients informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we are still open and seeing patients, as well as offering rapid COVID-19 antigen testing.

Covid-19 Testing Q & A

1. Is the testing indoors or outdoors? Will I need to get out of my vehicle?
This is a drive-up test, which means you are testing in the safety and comfort of your vehicle. When you arrive, call the center to inform them that you are there. Then you will be instructed when to pull up under the canopy for testing, which provides protection from rain or snow.
2. Do I need an appointment, or a doctor referral?
All tests must be scheduled. Every individual who wants a test must make an appointment. Appointments can be made for the same day depending on availability. We are open on Thursdaysfrom 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (unless otherwise stated).
Call or Request your appointment online today.
3. What type of test is this and how is the test performed?
This is a rapid (antigen) test. The test is performed via nasal swab: 88.4% sensitivity (See Patient Fact Sheet) . You will be instructed to simply swab the bottom portion of your nostrils.
4. How long does it take? When will I receive my results?
You will receive your results in 1-2 hours.
5. What is the cost of the test?
Patients with insurance should not have any out-of-pocket costs for a covered COVID-19 test. If you have health insurance, have your insurance information ready for when you set your appointment with a call center representative. If active coverage cannot be located, your test will be submitted to the federal program for the uninsured for payment.
If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your social security number (card not needed), driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.
6. What do my results mean?
If Your Test Is Negative
A negative test result means that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was not detected in your specimen.
It is possible for a test to give a negative result (a false negative in people who have COVID-19). You could also test negative if the sample was collected too early in your infection. In this case, you could test positive later during your illness. Discuss your symptoms and test results with your healthcare provider to determine if you need follow-up testing.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, especially if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, you should quarantine according to CDC recommendations.
If Your Test Is Positive
Tell your healthcare provider about your positive test result and stay in contact with them during your illness. To avoid spreading the virus to others, follow CDC recommendations.