COVID-19 testing is only available for patients that have been evaluated through our Telehealth visit system. If you would like to be evaluated for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing, you can schedule a “Telehealth Visit” with one of our Clinic providers now. You will be instructed further for a test appointment and on where to drive-through in our parking lot to be swabbed and tested.
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine(s) available.
Currently, clinical trials are evaluating investigational COVID-19 vaccines in many thousands of study participants to generate scientific data and other information for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine their safety and effectiveness. These clinical trials are being conducted according to the rigorous standards set forth by FDA in their June 2020 guidance document, Development and Licensure of Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19external icon. If FDA determines that a vaccine meets its safety and effectiveness standards, it can make these vaccines available for use in the United States by approval or emergency use authorization.
After FDA makes its determination, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will review available data before making vaccine recommendations to CDC.
For the latest detailed information on how the CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations, click here.
This information has been provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
WHAT KIND OF COVID-19 TESTING DOES FAIRVIEW URGENT CARE OFFER?
Nasopharyngeal swab to determine if virus particles are present. This test is appropriate for patients who have symptoms of COVID-19 or essential workers who do not have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19.
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST:
Blood draw to determine if virus antibodies are present. This test is appropriate for anyone who does not currently have symptoms of COVID-19.
The CDC informs of evidence that wearing your mask not only protects those around you from the Covid-19 virus, but also protects you from the germs that can infect you. Click here for more information
HOW TO GET TESTED IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19:
SCHEDULE a Telehealth Visit: If you are experiencing symptoms related to Coronavirus, please schedule a Telehealth Visit with us. We offer Virtual Visits seven days per week for your convenience. Take the first step and schedule a Telehealth Visit.
Evaluate Your Symptoms: One of our experienced medical practioners will conduct a brief evaluation of your symptoms during your Telehealth Visit to determine which test will be the best for you.
Get Tested: By appointment, you’ll be tested using a nasopharyngeal swab to determine if virus particles are present. Antibody testing will require a blood test. We will perform drive-thru testing for COVID-19 to limit your exposure to other individuals.
The strongest evidence in favor of masks come from studies of real-world scenarios in which people are wearing masks, and numbers of infected cases has gone down, as a result.
Who can be tested?
Testing open to both patients with symptoms as well as those who are simply worried that they have been exposed to the virus.
About the COVID-19 Testing…
The COVID-19 test, run by a nationally accredited laboratory, is a molecular PCR test, which is reported to have the highest accuracy in the industry. The test is able to detect the virus before symptoms begin and 14-21 days after symptoms end.
Testing includes a medical evaluation by clinical staff and providers through a Telehealth visit first.
For the safety of patients and staff the testing centers are drive-thru only.
How long does it take to receive results?
Test results typically take 72 hours (3 business days) for reporting back to patients, but may run slightly longer due to back up delays at the lab.
How much does COVID-19 Testing Cost Me?
- Both the testing and evaluation are covered by most insurance, and no copay is required by patient at the time of evaluation or testing.
- There is also a $175 self-pay option if you have an insurance that does not cover the cost.
I have no Covid symptoms, but I may have been exposed. What do I do?
Have no fear, Fairview Urgent care will test you, just schedule a Telehealth visit to speak with one of our providers, and then you will be instructed on when and where to get tested via our drive-thru in parking lot. Payment will be required at the time of testing as this will not be covered by insurance.
What if I believe I had the Covid-19 virus, but I was not able to get tested when I had symptoms?
Fairview Urgent Care also has the ability to perform antibody testing. Antibodies are produced in response to the virus and can be detected in a simple blood test. If you believe you have had the virus, but were unable to get confirmatory testing, we recommend you wait at least 14 days before seeking the screening test, since it will take that long for your body to produce the antibodies we are trying to detect. We are still learning about this virus so the production of antibodies does not necessarily mean that you are immune from another episode of COVID-19, but it will confirm whether you had or did not have the virus. Individuals with COVID-19 may also have had just very mild or no symptoms whatsoever yet they will have produced antibodies. This test detects the “IgG” antibodies, which indicate that you had the virus in the past. If you would like an antibody test or your employer is requesting this test before you return to work, then please call our office to schedule a drive-through appointment.
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