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NextCare Urgent Care, Cary

NextCare Urgent Care

4.73(2.3k reviews)
1110 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 275111110 Kildaire Farm Rd
OpenFri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Wait time is awful, but Covid tests clog up waitlist. Front desk staff are overworked, or tired, because very unfriendly and unwilling to help. Medical assistant was awesome however, provided kindness, and expertise. Provider was also very efficient and friendly. So mixed review.
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Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Cary and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.

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NextCare Urgent Care, Cary

NextCare Urgent Care

4.73(2.3k reviews)
1110 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 275111110 Kildaire Farm Rd
OpenFri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Wait time is awful, but Covid tests clog up waitlist. Front desk staff are overworked, or tired, because very unfriendly and unwilling to help. Medical assistant was awesome however, provided kindness, and expertise. Provider was also very efficient and friendly. So mixed review.
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PM Pediatric WakeMed Childrens Urgent Care, Cary NC

PM Pediatric WakeMed Childrens Urgent Care

4.86(1.4k reviews)
2007 Walnut St, Cary, NC 275182007 Walnut St
OpenFri 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Long wait time, understandably, it was busy, and the front desk person called me on my phone and asked us where we were...I told her that we were in one of the examination rooms, waiting for the doc, they forgot that we were there. The staff otherwise were great, the EMT/manager was super helpful, and the doctor was a high-quality guy...it was a great experience overall.
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DispatchHealth, Raleigh Durham

DispatchHealth

5.0(1 reviews)
Mobile Urgent Care
Servicing the Durham areaAt home urgent care
OpenFri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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PM Pediatric WakeMed Childrens Urgent Care, Morrisville NC

PM Pediatric WakeMed Childrens Urgent Care

4.81(1.1k reviews)
1125 Hatches Pond Ln, Morrisville, NC 275601125 Hatches Pond Ln
OpenFri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We had a really nice experience from the front desk to the designated room, shoutout to Ms Liz for the awesome and fun time and making everyone, especially the young kids, feel comfortable!
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Aspirar Medical Lab

Aspirar Medical Lab

135 Parkway Office Ct, Cary, NC 27518135 Parkway Office Ct
OpenFri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
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RX Urgent Care, Raleigh

RX Urgent Care

4.86(1.5k reviews)
3100 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 276123100 Blue Ridge Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff are Great!! Very little wait time. Friendly and helpful. Very professional. Best health care RX Urgent Care.
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Carolina Primary Care / Apollo Urgent Care

Carolina Primary Care / Apollo Urgent Care

4.76(1.3k reviews)
101 Lattner Ct, Morrisville, NC 27560101 Lattner Ct
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Great Dr. Bhavani, good staff, good service! Booked online, easy to use.
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Arcpoint Labs, Raleigh

Arcpoint Labs

5.0(4 reviews)
3813 Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 276033813 Junction Blvd
OpenFri 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
  • Mon 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
  • Tue 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Raleigh (Wake Forest Rd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.66(3k reviews)
4100 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 276094100 Wake Forest Rd
OpenFri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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1st time at Solv and the experience was great.

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PM Pediatric WakeMed Childrens Urgent Care, North Raleigh NC

PM Pediatric WakeMed Childrens Urgent Care

4.82(314 reviews)
8841 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 276158841 Six Forks Rd
OpenFri 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

We have come to this Urgebt Care twice and received excellent care both times. First, our son had a bad allergic reaction to an insect bite resulting in full body hives. The staff was quick to see him, communicated well throughout, and explained all options and follow up clearly. Our second time required several stitches for our son and the staff was again great in navigaing difficulties.
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RX Urgent Care, North Raleigh

RX Urgent Care

4.85(1.7k reviews)
10880 Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 2761410880 Durant Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was quick and very professional....not to mention only 5 minutes from where we live. I would definately return. Thanks!
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ARCpoint Labs, Raleigh, Durham

ARCpoint Labs

4.67(3 reviews)
3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 277073326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
OpenFri 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
  • Mon 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
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Passport Health - Cary

Passport Health - Cary

8450 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC 275138450 Chapel Hill Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wake Toxicology Lab, Cary

Wake Toxicology Lab

590 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511590 E Chatham St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Walgreens

Walgreens

2323 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 275132323 NW Maynard Rd
OpenFri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wake Toxicology Laboratory

Wake Toxicology Laboratory

907 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511907 Kildaire Farm Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

1123 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 275111123 Kildaire Farm Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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AFC Urgent Care, Cary

AFC Urgent Care

3.89(177 reviews)
101 Maynard Crossing Ct, Cary, NC 27513101 Maynard Crossing Ct
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

1990 NW Cary Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 275601990 NW Cary Pkwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Bee Well Pharmacy

Bee Well Pharmacy

2430 SW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 275132430 SW Cary Pkwy
OpenFri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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I appreciate this pharmacy and the owners. They are hardworking and stay so kind and polite despite the high demand of Covid testing, vaccines and every day customers. We all have to remember that they are a pharmacy and they send off specimens and it will take time because of the high demand and they are the ones in the middle. Be kind. Be patient. Don’t forget they are providing us with a local location to go for testing. To the owners: my family appreciates you and you are doing amazing with keeping up! 💐💐💐💐💐
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Cary Adult Medicine PLLC

Cary Adult Medicine PLLC

930 SE Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518930 SE Cary Pkwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Latest COVID Testing Updates

Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)
Jun 15, 2022
COVID vaccines for kids under 5 move closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots. The FDA’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted unanimously to recommend Moderna and Pfizer’s shots for use in infants through toddlers. The FDA will likely accept the recommendation and authorize the shots this week.(CNBC)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Cary?

    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 Cary?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your Cary-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 Cary?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Cary 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 Cary?

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

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Cary 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 Cary?

    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 Cary?

    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 Testing Reviews (20)

My daughter and I were there for a COVID test. The staff was friendly, explained everything about the test, and answered all of my questions.

- Verified patient on 12/21

I was thrilled to find that you were open to do a Covid test on Labor Day. Many others were closed! Start to finish, the experience was a positive one.

- Verified patient on 9/9

Covid test .. all good with staff

- Verified patient on 11/28

My daughter Went there for a COVID test that is required to fly back to NY. Was there close to 2 hours was told if she left before she was seen by the doctor she would not be given the test results . She was not sick and did not need to be seen. The rapid test had already come back negative. Every COVID test that I know of was a quick swab then you left and got sent results. If the policy there to get a COVID test is to have an actual office visit and to have insurance charged it would be nice to have known beforehand. Had we known We would have chosen a quick drive through testing spot even if it was further away. I honestly feel it was all to make money and charge for an office visit... not a good experience at all.

- Verified patient on 11/8

I had a very nice experience with it being my first visit at Cary location. Tested me for COVID and when it was negative asked if I wanted flu test to see if that was what I had. Negative for flu. So she listened to my lungs and diagnosed me with bronchitis. Gave me prescription and recommended trying GoodRx for best price due to no insurance. The nicest thing is after negative COVID test she could have just let me leave but wanted to actually take time and diagnose what was going on with me and help me get better. I really appreciate that! Very nice and friendly staff too! Checked in and waited in my car for nurse to call me. I waited maybe 10 minutes and nurse called and told me to come to a door and was right there as soon as I got to door. Walked me to room and had everything for test ready. Did test and told me about 15 minutes and Dr came in about 15 minutes later. Told me it was negative and asked about flu test and did it and it would be about 20-25 minutes and she was back in about that. She then took time to listen to lungs and diagnose me with bronchitis. I was there maybe an hour/ hour and half and most of it was the time it took for tests to be run. But they were in the room after tests were finished right at time they said it would be to run. I did not have to sit and wait forever for someone to finally come back in each time they ran a test, they were right back in after each one. That was very nice since I was not feeling well and wanted to be back at home. I recommend anyone needing the COVID test or flu test to go to Cary location bc they are very punctual and actually care about what is wrong with you.

- Verified patient on 2/3

Quick and easy, helped me make an appointment to come back for COVID testing.

- Verified patient on 7/22

I had a very nice experience with it being my first visit at Cary location. Tested me for COVID and when it was negative asked if I wanted flu test to see if that was what I had. Negative for flu. So she listened to my lungs and diagnosed me with bronchitis. Gave me prescription and recommended trying GoodRx for best price due to no insurance. The nicest thing is after negative COVID test she could have just let me leave but wanted to actually take time and diagnose what was going on with me and help me get better. I really appreciate that! Very nice and friendly staff too! Checked in and waited in my car for nurse to call me. I waited maybe 10 minutes and nurse called and told me to come to a door and was right there as soon as I got to door. Walked me to room and had everything for test ready. Did test and told me about 15 minutes and Dr came in about 15 minutes later. Told me it was negative and asked about flu test and did it and it would be about 20-25 minutes and she was back in about that. She then took time to listen to lungs and diagnose me with bronchitis. I was there maybe an hour/ hour and half and most of it was the time it took for tests to be run. But they were in the room after tests were finished right at time they said it would be to run. I did not have to sit and wait forever for someone to finally come back in each time they ran a test, they were right back in after each one. That was very nice since I was not feeling well and wanted to be back at home. I recommend anyone needing the COVID test or flu test to go to Cary location bc they are very punctual and actually care about what is wrong with you.

- Verified patient on 2/3

In for a covid test. Very short wait, friendly staff. Thanks.

- Verified patient on 9/1

I was treated with kindness and efficiency and received the COVID test I wanted. The only downside was they don't accept Medicare but that was kind of humorous because they're a pediatric facility so they aren't asked to bill Medicare very often. :)

- Verified patient on 7/27

Came in for COVID testing, got rapid results. Process was painless

- Verified patient on 11/7

I appreciate this pharmacy and the owners. They are hardworking and stay so kind and polite despite the high demand of Covid testing, vaccines and every day customers. We all have to remember that they are a pharmacy and they send off specimens and it will take time because of the high demand and they are the ones in the middle. Be kind. Be patient. Don’t forget they are providing us with a local location to go for testing. To the owners: my family appreciates you and you are doing amazing with keeping up! 💐💐💐💐💐

- Verified patient on 1/15

Had a COVID test this morning my right eye has been watering all day vision is foggy and had bad headache and tested negative for COVID the nurse put it up my nose to far lot of pain. Done left side had no problem. Have take 8 Motrin today and no relief, never take anything for headaches don’t have them

- Verified patient on 10/13

I came in because my child had a fever and a cough. They checked her out and did a covid test. That was all. The covid test wasn’t even a rapid test, so I had to keep my other child home from school as well until the results came in. However, had they done other tests like strep or RSV, they would have discovered she had RSV. But since they only wanted to test for covid, I had to go back to my regular pediatrician to figure out what was wrong with my child. The covid test came back negative. But why is that the only testy out felt necessary to do?

- Verified patient on 9/9

Staff was amazing. We were there for my daughter to have a Covid test and we left very informed on what steps to take until we receive results as well as if test is positive. The front office staff member was so patient and friendly all while being overwhelmed with phone calls and checking patients in.

- Verified patient on 7/18

Nice people, 15-minute Covid test results, written results record. Good experience.

- Verified patient on 11/5

Romana was extremely insightful and educational. It’s nice to be with someone who listens and is honest. My nurse who took my Covid test was also very nice and professional She will be a plus to the medical community.

- Verified patient on 8/20

Nurse Jennifer G. was great! Checked me in and made my covid test easy & made me laugh! Love it here!

- Verified patient on 6/17

I showed up early for my appointment and ended up being done by the time of my scheduled appointment. The person who gave me the COVID test seemed very knowledge.

- Verified patient on 7/10

Went to get a rapid covid test because of traveling. Making the appt and checking in was very convenient, and I could wait in my car right up to the time they were ready for me. Staff was very friendly, and I tested negative btw.

- Verified patient on 4/9

Went in for Covid testing. The online reservation and checkin process was easy and visit was very good. Nice, friendly staff.

- Verified patient on 12/9

Cary 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.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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