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Albany Urgent Care

Albany Urgent Care

4.94(94 reviews)
2622 Dawson Rd, Albany, GA 317072622 Dawson Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Staff was very nice and listened to our questions. The doctor was very knowledgeable and stayed until all of our concerns were addressed. We are new to the area and have not had a chance to set up a regular GP. We went to the facility with a health concern and we’re pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the facility, the friendliness of the staff and the expertise of the doctor.
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Albany Urgent Care

Albany Urgent Care

4.94(94 reviews)
2622 Dawson Rd, Albany, GA 317072622 Dawson Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Staff was very nice and listened to our questions. The doctor was very knowledgeable and stayed until all of our concerns were addressed. We are new to the area and have not had a chance to set up a regular GP. We went to the facility with a health concern and we’re pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the facility, the friendliness of the staff and the expertise of the doctor.
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Walmart, Supercenter

Walmart

1102 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 317911102 E Franklin St
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

104 W Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791104 W Franklin St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

214 East 16th Ave., Cordele, GA 31015214 East 16th Ave.
OpenWed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Walmart, Supercenter

Walmart

1215 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 310151215 E 16th Ave
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Affinity ExpressCare

Affinity ExpressCare

5.0(2 reviews)
2225 US Hwy 41, Tifton, GA 317942225 US Hwy 41
OpenWed 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Easy in and out Express Care. I was there a total of 20 minutes. Great staff.
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Tifton VA Clinic

Tifton VA Clinic

1824 Ridge Ave N, Tifton, GA 317941824 Ridge Ave N
OpenWed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

2402 Tift Ave, Tifton, GA 317942402 Tift Ave
OpenWed 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Walmart, Neighborhood Market

Walmart

1810 Tift Ave N, Tifton, GA 317941810 Tift Ave N
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

320 E 20th St, Tifton, GA 31794320 E 20th St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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AppleCare Immediate Care

AppleCare Immediate Care

1909 US-82, Tifton, GA 317931909 US-82
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Ted A McElroy OD

Ted A McElroy OD

5.0(1 reviews)
2012 Pineview Ave, Tifton, GA 317942012 Pineview Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tifton Urgent Care

Tifton Urgent Care

3.4(5 reviews)
1401 Tift Ave N, Tifton, GA 317941401 Tift Ave N
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Recent patient review

This is the best facility in tifton the staff is so lovely I was shocked by the 3 star so inaccurate give credit where it's due and they deserve hard working staff oh and they always calling checking on make me feel like family so I refer all here
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Quick Care LLC

Quick Care LLC

3.67(3 reviews)
1430 US-82, Tifton, GA 317931430 US-82
OpenWed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I've been coming to Quick Care for over 10 years. It's quicker to get in and out than going to my primary doctor. The people are friendly and its very clean inside.
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

111 W 8th St, Tifton, GA 31794111 W 8th St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

1807 Old Ocilla Rd, Tifton, GA 317941807 Old Ocilla Rd
OpenWed 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Walgreens

Walgreens

615 Love Ave, Tifton, GA 31794615 Love Ave
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Walmart, Supercenter

Walmart

1830 US-82, Tifton, GA 317931830 US-82
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Vista Clinical Tifton

Vista Clinical Tifton

72 Kent Rd, Tifton, GA 3179472 Kent Rd
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Rochelle Medical Associates

Rochelle Medical Associates

792 1st Ave, Rochelle, GA 31079792 1st Ave
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May 10, 2022
The nation's flu positivity test rate reached nearly 10 percent in mid-April, making it the first time such an increase has occurred so late in the flu season since 1982 (NBC News)
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The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, according to a preprint version of a large U.S. study that counters assumptions in other studies that it was more transmissible but less severe. (Reuters)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost?

    COVID testing can be free in many circumstances. As part of their response to the epidemic, many state and local health departments continue to provide free testing to community citizens. In some situations, commercially insured patients, as well as those on Medicare or Medicaid, may be able to get testing for free or for a small office visit fee. COVID tests can cost anything from $50 to $150 each test for cash-paying individuals or those who require speedy answers in under an hour. It's best to call your doctor before getting tested so you can get a better idea of how much the test will cost.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing?

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which covers testing for people without health insurance, makes COVID testing free. Check with the health department in your area, since they are usually an excellent source of free COVID tests, or can at least lead you in the proper way. You can also ask your health care practitioner for a recommendation for a free COVID test location.

  • Where can I get COVID testing?

    COVID testing is available at many locations including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing?

    Thousands of same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, scientists feel you should be checked if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, especially if you are suffering cold or flu symptoms that are usually associated with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    A COVID test is quick. A nasal swab is used for the majority of tests, and it takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. This means you might be in and out of the testing center in as little as 10-15 minutes, depending on where you obtain your COVID test. Testing sites may be busier than usual during popular seasons, especially around holidays, and wait times may be higher.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results?

    Most labs are sending out COVID test results via molecular (PCR) within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid tests are processed on-site and can provide findings in less than an hour, sometimes as quickly as 15 minutes.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

About COVID Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

Molecular vs Antigen Tests

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Apr 25, 22

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