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1132 E State Road 434, Urbandale, IA 503221132 E State Road 434
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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.

840 E University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316840 E University Ave
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1330 E University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503161330 E University Ave
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330 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314330 Laurel St
OpenSat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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411 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314411 Laurel St
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400 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309400 E Court Ave
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607 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314607 Forest Ave
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606 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309606 Walnut St
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2100 Dixon St, Des Moines, IA 503162100 Dixon St
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1223 Center St, Des Moines, IA 503091223 Center St
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1415 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 503091415 Woodland Ave
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104 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313104 E Euclid Ave
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215 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313215 Euclid Ave
OpenSat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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1530 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503131530 E Euclid Ave
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1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 503141801 Hickman Rd
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2417 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503112417 University Ave
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3030 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503113030 University Ave
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2930 E University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503172930 E University Ave
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2545 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503172545 E Euclid Ave
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2540 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503172540 E Euclid Ave
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Latest COVID-19 Testing Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
Oct 28, 2022
With the BQ.1.1 variant on the rise in Europe, experts express concern of a rise in COVID cases this winter; encourage everyone to max out their boosters and vaccinate their children (Houston Chronicle)

COVID-19 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 Iowa 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 nationwide. Check with your local Iowa health department for details 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 in Iowa?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Iowa 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 Iowa?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many Iowa-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 Iowa?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Iowa 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.

Recent COVID-19 Testing Reviews (20)

I was just there on Sunday for a pre-surgical Covid test and was told to come back Monday AM which I did. I drove up to the door - could see people inside - and called the number on the door, only to get voicemail. I left a message saying I was at the door. No one called back! 20 minutes later someone else came to the door, rattled it and someone came out and let him in! I went up to the door while he was being let in, saying that I had been waiting fo 20 minutes, and was rudely told to get back in my car and wait my turn! When I finallyl did get in I asked the receptionist why she didn’t answer my call that I was at the door, she snapped that she was “terribly busy and had over 50 voicemails backed up to answer”. I’m more than angry; I’m pissed off! I’ve been a patient of Drs Now since you opened this location, and I expected better than this. The phone message system isn’t working; you should install a door buzzer to alert the staff that someone is outside in person waiting.

- Verified patient on 6/26

Went very smoothly, I called and asked how the process works and the lady helped me start and sent me the link to complete everything. My son had his Virtual visit in our truck on our way to the office to get a COVID test done. I called the number and it was less than 5 minutes to get him tested and we were on our way back home.

- Verified patient on 4/23

I was there for a Covid test. We were there early and waited 1 1/2 hrs with an appointment. More staff needs to be there to help with check in process and Covid tests when there is a large number of people getting tested. The staff was very nice! Taylor was extremely helpful and very nice as overwhelmed as she was with the number of people waiting.

- Verified patient on 7/2

Needed a Covid test and scheduled a video appointment for a screening. Appointment was quick and doctor was friendly. We joined the call 10 minutes ahead of our appointment time as was suggested so since the call started 30 minutes late, we waited online for 40 minutes. That is really my only complaint.

- Verified patient on 7/7

The wait time was long for a Covid test even though my son had an appointment And they were only doing appointments today. The staff at the Johnston doctors now is extremely nice and patient considering how busy they have been. Taylor in the front desk is amazing!

- Verified patient on 7/3

Doctor called me earlier than the scheduled time and asked if it was ok, appreciated the earlier call. She was helpful and thorough. The man who did the covid testing was amazing! He explained everything, was patient, coached me through it, and great bedside manner. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 7/12

Very good experience! Very kind doctor, right on time, was able to get a Covid test and results on the same day. I would definitely recommend DoctorsNow. Thanks to all of the staff who continue to work through this pandemic to serve all of us!

- Verified patient on 11/21

Excellent experience. In for a Pre-Op physical at Johnston location and COVID test at WDM location. Staff in both locations friendly, helpful and caring. Had to call with several questions over a period of days. Always helpful and timely in reply.

- Verified patient on 1/13

My virtual dr visit was very easy - the doctor was very understanding & personable. When I had the COVID test, it went very easy too. So appreciated that since my husband & daughter had bad experiences at Test Iowa.

- Verified patient on 10/30

I was not expecting the $100 charge for the visit as well as the $70 charge for th Rapid Covid test. I obviously missed something. But you may want to think about making that more obvious in the booking process.

- Verified patient on 1/3

It was a positive experience. Dr. was informative with giving me the current CDC guidelines for COVID testing and risk of being contagious. She also provided teaching nutritional methods of continuing to stay healthy which I appreciated.

- Verified patient on 11/19

We had a telecall for a COVID test. They were able to get my son and I both in at the same time. All staff members were kind, knowledgeable & efficient.

- Verified patient on 8/28

It was excellent. They called me early which was great as I wanted to know about the process of getting a covid test. Dr Stilley was kind, professional and thorough.

- Verified patient on 12/8

Covid test and virtual DR visit went smoothly and Dr was very polite and attentive. This was a new experience for me but it went as good as it did.

- Verified patient on 5/28

Amanda, our doctor, was friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. Our experience getting the actual covid test administered was a little rough around the edges, but we made it!

- Verified patient on 4/14

Jim gave me my Covid test and was awesome he was personable well spoken and reflected a caring attitude that all should be proud of

- Verified patient on 1/21

Requested a COVID test due to an exposure. Dr was very nice, nurse was very nice. I will definitely visit here again if necessary.

- Verified patient on 8/5

I came for a Covid test. Everything went quickly and simple. Check in was easy and convenient, staff was friendly from start to finish!

- Verified patient on 10/22

Had a drive up covid test. Getting scheduled and set up was super easy and quick with fast results!! Just couldn’t be happier

- Verified patient on 2/19

I had a virtual appointment and was scheduled quickly for a drive up covid test which is exactly what and when I needed.

- Verified patient on 12/7

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.

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