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ARCpoint Labs, Omaha

ARCpoint Labs

5.0(1 reviews)
310 Regency Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68114310 Regency Pkwy
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COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Omaha, NE

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Omaha and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.

COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Omaha, NE

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Omaha and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.
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ARCpoint Labs

5.0(1 reviews)
310 Regency Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68114310 Regency Pkwy
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Midwest Urgent Care Of Omaha, Virtual Visit

Midwest Urgent Care Of Omaha

4.82(374 reviews)
3830 N 167th Ct, Omaha, NE 681163830 N 167th Ct
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The nurse that came out was fast, extremely nice & explained things.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Papillion

NextCare Urgent Care

4.87(477 reviews)
8419 S 73rd Plaza, Papillion, NE 680468419 S 73rd Plaza
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Friendly and welcoming staff, Provider was beyond attentive and helpful. I felt comfortable and relaxed during my visit. Overall great team!!
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Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

5150 Center St, Omaha, NE 681065150 Center St
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

3.19(8 reviews)
4840 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 681324840 Dodge St
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Walgreens

Walgreens

225 N Saddle Creek Rd, Omaha, NE 68131225 N Saddle Creek Rd
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Walmart, Neighborhood Market

Walmart

360 N Saddle Creek Rd, Omaha, NE 68131360 N Saddle Creek Rd
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Omaha VA Medical Center

Omaha VA Medical Center

4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 681054101 Woolworth Ave
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Crossroads Urgent Care

Crossroads Urgent Care

4.14(7 reviews)
325 N 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68114325 N 72nd St
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Walgreens

Walgreens

3001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 681313001 Dodge St
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Hy-Vee Pharmacy, Peony Park

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

7910 Cass St, Omaha, NE 681147910 Cass St
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Walgreens

Walgreens

2929 N 60th St, Omaha, NE 681042929 N 60th St
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

8315 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 681248315 W Center Rd
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Walmart, Neighborhood Market

Walmart

5051 L St, Omaha, NE 681175051 L St
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Walgreens

Walgreens

8989 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 681148989 W Dodge Rd
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Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

8809 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 681248809 W Center Rd
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Walgreens

Walgreens

3121 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 681083121 S 24th St
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Husker Helicopter Site, North of Columbus Community Hospital

Husker Helicopter Site

4147 N 48th St, Omaha, NE 681044147 N 48th St
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9001 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 681249001 W Center Rd
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

1919 N 90th St, Omaha, NE 681141919 N 90th St
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Latest COVID Testing updates

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)
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)

COVID Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Omaha?

    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 Omaha?

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

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Omaha 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 Omaha?

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

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

    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 Omaha?

    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)

We waited 2 1/2 hours for a travel Covid test and one was negative one positive. The positive was without any symptoms and feeling great.

- Verified patient on 1/3

Quick, easy, painless AND Safe! Thank you. Set my appointment online, they called me, we talked it over. Very caring and professional, I drove thru the covid testing site, it was a piece of cake and they called me a short time later with my negative results. They gave me peace of mind and I will gladly use them again. No wait time at all even with a car infront of me and on behind me. Great set up!

- Verified patient on 11/19

Went in for a Covid test. It was quick and efficient. They offered me holistic options, which is my preference, when it came back positive. Super friendly and caring.

- Verified patient on 10/25

Signing up through my cell phone was a nightmare‼️ After 5 or 6 tries and it was telling me I was next in line I waited another 45 min after my appointment time and finally found a phone number. It took 2 phone calls to get an answer. I just needed a Covid test. Finally someone came out to my car and she tried 3 times and could not get the system to work so she went back in and did something on her computer to finally get it to work. A visit that should have taken 15-20 min took 2.5 hours due to trying to get set up on the system for them to even know I was here⁉️ This is just unacceptable. Not sure I will do this again⁉️

- Verified patient on 10/29

First time using and very impressed with quality of care. They were swamped with Covid testing and still very patient and kind. Very fast and efficient; will use again I. Future verses regular Dr.

- Verified patient on 11/24

I made an appointment from my phone, entered in all my info, got confirmation of a visit time for the next morning, received a text from my phone with a link to join the video chat visit, spoke with a nurse practitioner, then had a covid test at my vehicle window, all within 15 mintues! This was so convenient. The nurses were wonderful.

- Verified patient on 3/5

We drove from out of town to get a rapid results Covid test. The entire experience was stellar. No contact, professional and kind healthcare providers, and easy-to-navigate technology. It was a safe and positive experience.

- Verified patient on 11/10

Very helpful and patient while I was trying to set up video call. No wait time for Covid test and quick results.

- Verified patient on 11/9

My son needed a Covid test so he could get back in school. Twin Rivers was the only medical clinic that was helpful.

- Verified patient on 1/15

The whole video dr visit, then the influenza and also covid test took a total of approximately 40 minutes total. Much faster than going inside doctors office!

- Verified patient on 11/12

The website to get a COVID test were confusing but when I called the next AM to ask some questions they were nice and helpful. Then, thanks to the person who actually did the swabs. I was scared to get the test because I thought it was the brain tickler kind of test but it wasn’t. Thank you for dealing with me!

- Verified patient on 11/14

Twin Rivers has been great to work with, supportive through Covid testing and knowledgeable about the next steps to take. Thank you.

- Verified patient on 11/8

I was required to get a Covid test before going back to work. The process was easy and the staff was friendly. Processes were explained well. There was not an option upon check in that this was required by my work for return unless it was a physical, drug test, or work injury. I was wondering how this would affect my billing? Thanks for the great care.

- Verified patient on 12/4

we did wait quite a bit, about an hour for our virtual consultation but I think they were swamped with Covid testing so it is understandable! The nurse we spoke to was very nice and helpful

- Verified patient on 11/10

I came in for a rapid Covid test. Everybody was very friendly and efficient and I got it done very quickly and was on my way. Everyone did such a nice job.

- Verified patient on 11/1

I went to get a rapid PCR Covid test for travel. It was super fast and efficient! Liz was great on the phone & at check in & Bryan the PA was very nice and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone.

- Verified patient on 10/7

We had to do a covid test to travel. I was fearful The nurses made the testing a piece of cake. Highly recommended for covid testing.

- Verified patient on 11/6

I was traveling and needed a Covid test before I got home. They were understanding and and helpful and very professional.

- Verified patient on 11/24

I used their curbside service to get a Covid test and appreciated their care and concern for my immediate need and seeing me on such short notice.

- Verified patient on 12/10

The secretary was very helpful. The doctor was very kind and the person who took my Covid test was also very kind.

- Verified patient on 11/12

Omaha 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 Jul 25, 22

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