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Arcpoint Labs, Raleigh

Arcpoint Labs

3813 Junction Blvd, NC 276033813 Junction Blvd
OpenThu 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
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NextCare Urgent Care, Raleigh (Wake Forest Rd)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.67(2.5k reviews)
4100 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 276094100 Wake Forest Rd
OpenThu 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 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This was my second visit in a few years. Staff probably changed, but the service was still great. Friendly and courteous staff. Knowledgeable also. In and out
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RX Urgent Care, Raleigh

RX Urgent Care

4.87(1.1k reviews)
3100 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 276123100 Blue Ridge Rd
OpenThu 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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Reliable, friendly, professional, helpful care.
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WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Urgent Care, Cary

WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Urgent Care

4.86(1.4k reviews)
2007 Walnut St, NC 275182007 Walnut St
OpenThu 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

We needed to be seen quickly and because of covid our doctor was not available. This was our first time at this location & we were very impressed with the knowledge & bed side manner each staff member had .
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NextCare Urgent Care, Cary

NextCare Urgent Care

4.76(2k reviews)
1110 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 275111110 Kildaire Farm Rd
OpenThu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Recent patient review

They are so wonderful and caring, and I appreciate their concern for their patients safety and the safety of their staff.
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WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Urgent Care, North Raleigh

WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Urgent Care

4.82(314 reviews)
8841 Six Forks Rd, NC 276158841 Six Forks Rd
OpenThu 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff was super!! Excellent customer service from the time we entered to time to depart. I would recommend to any parent any day.
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RX Urgent Care, North Raleigh

RX Urgent Care

4.82(1.2k reviews)
10880 Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 2761410880 Durant Rd
OpenThu 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

I had great service. They help me beyond what they needed to. I say thank you to the staff.
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WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Urgent Care, Morrisville

WakeMed Children's PM Pediatrics Urgent Care

4.81(1.1k reviews)
1125 Hatches Pond Ln, Morrisville, NC 275601125 Hatches Pond Ln
OpenThu 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

Compassionate and thoughtful care by a truly top-notch staff. Our wait time was long, but everyone kept their composure and was extremely helpful. I trust them with my children’s health care, and appreciate having the option of taking them there for care when the pediatrician’s office is unavailable. Everyone was incredibly friendly and respectful.
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Carolina Primary Care / Apollo Urgent Care

Carolina Primary Care / Apollo Urgent Care

4.81(953 reviews)
101 Lattner Ct, Morrisville, NC 27560101 Lattner Ct
OpenThu 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

I am so grateful to have such a great primary office with more knowledge than all of Webster Dictionary provides. I am a new patient with Carolina Primary Care, and I see Dr. Lagadapati as my physician. Today I saw Diana, an NP, and I am beyond ecstatic to still have the same exact compassionate care. If you are a patient who is looking for physicians and providers who care about humanity because they are good human beings themselves, then look no further. Diana…thank you from the bottom of my heart, and please know that no one’s efforts ever go unrecognized. To the entire practice, I am humbled by your kindness and love. Thank you for helping me become whole again and for helping return me to myself as an individual. My best friend has always told me, “it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” Thank you for not judging me and I am forever appreciative. I recognize how truly lucky I am, and my heart is so full. - JM
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AFC Urgent Care, Fuquay

AFC Urgent Care

4.89(3.1k reviews)
1298 N Main St, NC 275261298 N Main St
OpenThu 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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was so professional. In this time of uncertainty and stress they were as kind as could be. It was a long wait as I didn’t have an appointment but the communication was very good.
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ARCpoint Labs, Raleigh, Durham

ARCpoint Labs

3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, NC 277073326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Drip Hydration Mobile IV Therapy, Raleigh

Drip Hydration Mobile IV Therapy

410 N Boylan Ave, NC 27603410 N Boylan Ave
OpenThu 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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Bible Way Temple

Bible Way Temple

1110 Holmes St, NC 276011110 Holmes St
OpenThu 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
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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NeighborHealth Center

NeighborHealth Center

1390 Capital Blvd, NC 276031390 Capital Blvd
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Advance Community Health - Raleigh

Advance Community Health - Raleigh

1001 Rock Quarry Rd, NC 276101001 Rock Quarry Rd
OpenThu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Avance Care, Central Raleigh

Avance Care

815 Oberlin Rd, NC 27605815 Oberlin Rd
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Avance Care - Central Raleigh

Avance Care - Central Raleigh

815 Oberlin Rd, NC 27605815 Oberlin Rd
OpenThu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hayes Barton Pharmacy

Hayes Barton Pharmacy

2000 Fairview Rd, NC 276082000 Fairview Rd
OpenThu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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NeighborHealth Center

NeighborHealth Center

101 Donald Ross Dr, NC 27610101 Donald Ross Dr
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Wake County VA Clinic

Wake County VA Clinic

3040 Hammond Business Pl, NC 276033040 Hammond Business Pl
OpenThu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Latest COVID Testing updates

Jan 19, 2022
Three separate lab studies indicate Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID pill, is effective against the Omicron variant despite its mutations (Wall Street Journal)
Jan 19, 2022
COVID-19 cases in NYC show Omicron infections may be plummeting, a positive indication that the wave of the highly infectious variant may subside as quickly as it arrived.

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost?

    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 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 Raleigh?

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

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Raleigh 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 Raleigh?

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

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Raleigh 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, 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?

    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 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.

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.

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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