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3300 S Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, FL 329553300 S Fiske Blvd
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1840 Eldron Blvd SE, Palm Bay, FL 329091840 Eldron Blvd SE
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3300 S Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, FL 329553300 S Fiske Blvd
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1041 E. Yorba Linda Blvd, Palm Bay, FL 329071041 E. Yorba Linda Blvd
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After receiving my results, I called Priority Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.

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640 S Washington St, Melbourne, FL 32940640 S Washington St
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I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.

4.34(451 reviews)
851 Main Street, Melbourne, FL 32940851 Main Street
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I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.

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1330 W Covina Blvd, Sebastian, FL 329581330 W Covina Blvd
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I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Priority. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.

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556 Mowry Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32966556 Mowry Avenue
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I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.

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1260 US-1, Rockledge, FL 329551260 US-1
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I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.

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3980 3Rd St S, Vero Beach, FL 329603980 3Rd St S
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I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Priority. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.

4.29(527 reviews)
1050 E Philadelphia Ave, Vero Beach, FL 329601050 E Philadelphia Ave
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I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.

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920 W Ironwood Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32953920 W Ironwood Dr
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A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.

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206 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901206 E New Haven Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.79(667 reviews)
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820 Palm Bay Rd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905820 Palm Bay Rd NE
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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this place in comparison to an emergency room visit is hands down way better in cost and speed. I dare anyone finding a better place when medical treatment is needed!!!!
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4.77(1.8k reviews)
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490 Centre Lake Dr NE, Palm Bay, FL 32907490 Centre Lake Dr NE
OpenSun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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My visit was a good experience. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and explained their findings. Thanks
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4.87(956 reviews)
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1532 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 329351532 N Harbor City Blvd
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It was my first Tele health call, and it was great!
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4.68(1.2k reviews)
2113 Sarno Rd, Melbourne, FL 329352113 Sarno Rd
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None of us want to be ill however having a nice friendly, clean place with knowledgeable staff to take care of you means so much. Have been there a few times recently, always the same exceptional experience. Thank You to those who work many hours to take care of others.
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4.78(1.2k reviews)
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7925 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 329407925 N Wickham Rd
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It was great. We only had to wait a few minutes, because there wasn’t anyone in front of us. The receptionist was SO friendly and made us feel like family! The nurses were sweet and DR was great!
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5500 Stadium Pkwy, Melbourne, FL 329405500 Stadium Pkwy
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Office staff could be a little friendlier but medical staff was wonderful!
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1400 Rockledge Blvd, Rockledge, FL 329551400 Rockledge Blvd
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Very friendly staff. X-ray tech was quick and efficient. NP was knowledgeable and friendly. Very good experience
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275 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931275 W Cocoa Beach Causeway
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ARNP was excellant ! She was knowledgeable compassionate and thorough. I would highly recommend this facility at this location. Wait time was minimal.
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COVID-19 Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Palm Bay?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid COVID testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in Palm Bay?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Palm Bay-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in Palm Bay?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Palm Bay 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 in Palm Bay?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Palm Bay-area 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 in Palm Bay?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay?

    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, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

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

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results 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 COVID tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • 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.

Recent COVID-19 Testing Reviews (20)

I used this place to get a rapid covid test. It was easy to schedule on line. They came out to the car to take the test and brought the results out in about 15-20 minutes. It was a very smooth and efficient peocess.

- Verified patient on 8/25

Went for a Rapid COVID test and was able to get an appointment. Whole process took a little more than an hour.

- Verified patient on 12/16

We needed a Covid test for travel. Wait time was a little longer than expected. Staff was very professional and answered all of our questions. Got our results in 10 minutes, and off we went! Thank you for taking care of us!

- Verified patient on 2/14

I went for my first COVID test ever I was nervous after hearing all the scary parts of the test. The staff made me so comfortable and they were all so friendly the nurse who conducted the test was great and explained it all to me. I checked in outside and only waited 15 minutes before they sent me a text to come in. I would recommend anyone to go there

- Verified patient on 9/29

We were on our way to the cruise Port and since we had to get a Covid Test within 2 days of sailing this was a perfect opportunity. We live in Port St Luce and leaving from Port Canaveral so it's actually the half way point. Quick easy in easy out and we love Christy and the rest of the special team! We will see you again in January when we sail once more!

- Verified patient on 11/27

Quick and easy. Very little paperwork. Covid test was gentle. No pain just makes you feel like a sneeze is coming for a few seconds.

- Verified patient on 11/3

I have been there before and they're always amazing, I moved to Vero Beach and had to come up here to get a rapid covid test with minimal waiting time and expert service!

- Verified patient on 1/21

They got busy while I was waiting on a COVID test but once in there everything went well and staff was friendly.

- Verified patient on 8/27

I made an appointment through soly got right in. Front desk workers were so kind and the nurses and doctor had amazing bedside manners. I went in for a COVID test and that was negative, but the doctor still took the time to check me over and got me on some meds to get to feeling better. Best walk in clinic in Brevard county I would recommend to anyone

- Verified patient on 10/11

Had to take my 6y old she had fever and throwing up… did Covid test was negative they did amazing with her 😇🙌

- Verified patient on 8/12

My fiancé and I went here for covid tests. The staff was amazing. From my conversation at the front desk to the provider, Sean, who was so friendly and cheery and then the nurse who came in after. Everyone was nice and understanding and they LISTENED, which you don’t always get in healthcare. We’ll go here again.

- Verified patient on 11/25

Awesome! We are from Vero Beach and called several places for rapid covid testing in Vero. Every place we called was very rude and the only place for rapid testing was Med Express telling us we would have to be in line by 6am when they open at 8am so thank you very very much! Everyone was amazing!!

- Verified patient on 12/23

Came for a Rapid Covid Test. A bit of a wait To be called in. The girl downstairs was wonderful. Set up mine and my husband’s phone to register. Girl who took our blood pressure was equally as pleasant.

- Verified patient on 10/15

Had an appointment, came early,but it took almost 2 hours. Staff was besieged with emergency care and covid testing but it felt way too long with a scheduled appointment. Sat for over an hour in our car with the a/c running the whole time, waste of gasoline but necessary because of temperature. With an appointment they should have let us sit safely in office.

- Verified patient on 8/1

Omgoodness, they were all so very kind and went above and beyond their expertise. We drove from Indiana yesterday for a cruise leaving in the morning. Once we arrived at Cape Canaveral we had to get a Covid test less than 48 hours before debarkation. Time frame did not make it possible to complete before we left. I thought Covid tests were all the same - No! The nurse actually took the time to Google search if their test would work for our cruise line. She put me at ease, when she walked in and said it would work. Thank you again for your kindness! You are loved!

- Verified patient on 9/12

We needed the covid test within 72 hours before returning to NY. Your facility was easy to find and everything was great.

- Verified patient on 1/29

This was my first time at this Urgent Care. The whole process was easy and the staff was amazing from beginning to end. They truly kept you updated and cared.I would recommend to anyone who needs medical care or a Covid test to go here.

- Verified patient on 11/24

My experience was good my only concern is the sweet little lady outside registering people. She doesn’t enforce a mask on people and she’s also you hung everyone’s phone and not using hand sanitizer. A couple came for a COVID test and no mask on.

- Verified patient on 11/12

We didn’t realize that the office closed at 4 and got there 20 minutes before that. NO ONE made us feel guilty about that; in fact, when we apologized for it, they ALL said, “don’t mention it...it’s no problem.” They were amazing with our Covid tests and so great to work with!

- Verified patient on 11/28

Went in for a Covid test got prompt service. I am a quadriplegic so the staff came out to my car to make it easier for me which was very helpful. Service was fast and friendly. I’m new to the area so I will be back again if needed

- Verified patient on 12/19

Palm Bay COVID Testing & Rapid 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.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

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.

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