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Livonia Medical Center

Livonia Medical Center

5.0(5 reviews)
28275 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 4815428275 Five Mile Rd
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MDs Live Now , Midtown Transitional Care Unit

MDs Live Now

4.2(64 reviews)
4100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 482014100 Woodward Ave
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The doctor is very friendly and put me at ease. The staff is amazing. The service was quick. Thanks!
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I was seen quickly, without being in a waiting room for hours! Friendly and thorough, an amazing patient experience!

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Livonia Medical Center

Livonia Medical Center

5.0(5 reviews)
28275 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 4815428275 Five Mile Rd
OpenSun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Elite Health Urgent Care

Elite Health Urgent Care

5901 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 482095901 Vernor Hwy
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Sheba Medical Center, Zaid Aljahmi MD

Sheba Medical Center

4.77(103 reviews)
10140 Vernor Hwy, Dearborn, MI 4812010140 Vernor Hwy
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  • Mon 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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MDs Live Now, Urgent Care

MDs Live Now

5.0(26 reviews)
5220 Oakman Blvd, Dearborn, MI 481265220 Oakman Blvd
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  • Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This will be my favorite place to take care It is clean, the nurse is nice And the Dr was very caring We got the test results in 15 minutes and had our medications. Thank you
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Patient 1st Medical Clinic

Patient 1st Medical Clinic

4.5(10 reviews)
6500 Schaefer Rd, Dearborn, MI 481266500 Schaefer Rd
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  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Patient 1st Medical, Oakland Medical and Sterling Medical, Video Visit

Patient 1st Medical, Oakland Medical and Sterling Medical

5.0(12 reviews)
6500 Schaefer Rd, Dearborn, MI 481266500 Schaefer Rd
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Get Well Urgent Care of Lincoln Park

Get Well Urgent Care of Lincoln Park

3.77(13 reviews)
1770 Fort St, Lincoln Park, MI 481461770 Fort St
OpenSun 8:00 am - 1:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Everyone was kind and efficient. They made me feel welcome and they were friendly.
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Biotox - Future Diagnostic Center, Allen Park

Biotox - Future Diagnostic Center

4.82(61 reviews)
4619 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 481014619 Allen Rd
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Probably due to the very low patient volume but we were in and out in no time for the procedure. Our technician was so friendly.
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Olive Labs, Covid Testing

Olive Labs

5.0(15 reviews)
150 Livernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220150 Livernois St
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Michael was great, gave quick, friendly, and thorough care.
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Neu Urgent Care

Neu Urgent Care

4.3(583 reviews)
624 E 9 Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030624 E 9 Mile Rd
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Went for covid test. Got rapid and PCR. Very friendly and helpful.
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Michigan Urgent Care, Grosse Pointe

Michigan Urgent Care

4.65(1.9k reviews)
20311 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 4823620311 Mack Ave
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Quickly got out for my busy day. No hassle with getting needed meds.
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Michigan Urgent Care, Ferndale

Michigan Urgent Care

4.5(1.5k reviews)
641 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220641 W Nine Mile Rd
OpenSun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The appt time between waiting to be called back was about 40-45 minutes but other than that they are a good facility
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Get Well Urgent Care of Harper Woods

Get Well Urgent Care of Harper Woods

4.86(160 reviews)
19959 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI 4822519959 Vernier Rd
OpenSun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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I found out about allergies that both my grandsons have that their doctor said was something else. The Staff was very hospitable, caring and expeditiously quick. Were on point they were great to my grandchildren and all of us love them. Very professional and friendly makes you feel good being there.
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Macomb Health Center, Eastpointe

Macomb Health Center

5.0(12 reviews)
22480 Kelly Rd, Eastpointe, MI 4802122480 Kelly Rd
OpenSun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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First time coming here, very pleased with everything!
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Primary Care Center

Primary Care Center

5.0(8 reviews)
3902 Monroe St, Dearborn Heights, MI 481253902 Monroe St
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1st Choice Urgent Care, Dearborn

1st Choice Urgent Care

4.66(770 reviews)
23455 Michigan Ave, Dearborn Heights, MI 4812423455 Michigan Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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This is the only urgent care that I will bring my family and myself. They are very polite and friendly. The wait time isn't anything to bad. Once you are in the back things move pretty quickly. I always recommend this to any friends family or coworkers looking in the area!!
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1st Choice Urgent Care, Covid Testing - Virtual Visit

1st Choice Urgent Care

4.75(411 reviews)
23455 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 4812423455 Michigan Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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She was very informative and respectful. I had a great experience and all my questions were answered. Thank you!
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Industry Lab Diagnostic Partners, Royal Oak

Industry Lab Diagnostic Partners

3.87(71 reviews)
332 E Lincoln Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067332 E Lincoln Ave
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This staff here was an absolute blessing! I had to get a covid test in order to start a new job. I was panicked. The staff was kind and helped me more than they know! I received my results the next day.
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Priority One Urgent Care

Priority One Urgent Care

4.67(12 reviews)
15450 Northline Rd, Southgate, MI 4819515450 Northline Rd
OpenSun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nice Urgent care. They gave me my results quick. Staff and Doctor friendly
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Latest COVID Testing updates

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)
May 6, 2022
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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Michigan 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 Michigan?

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

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Michigan 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 May 25, 22

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