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NextCare Urgent Care, Rio Rancho

NextCare Urgent Care

4.56(6.2k reviews)
1630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871241630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
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I was pleased with the care I was given, however, my prescriptions were never called in and when I called to report this I get a call center that probably wasn’t even in the state. I have yet to hear back from the clinic telling me that they have indeed called my prescriptions in.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Unser
Jan 30, 2021 · Albuquerque, NM
Went in for a covid testing and the staff were so kind and friendly. 10/10 would recommend them
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NextCare Urgent Care, Rio Rancho
Dec 07, 2021 · Rio Rancho, NM
I came in for a Covid test and thought that after having Covid-19 for about 2 weeks I thought the doctor would listen to my lungs and heart at least all they did was check my blood pressure and no weight gotten. I told him I had copd so thought he would listen to my lungs but didn’t. I did wait a little longer than I thought I should but they are short staffed. All in all it was good experience. I booked on line.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Petroglyph
Jan 07, 2021 · Albuquerque, NM
I’ve recommended NextCare to folks because I usually have a great experience there. Today was a bit bazaar. Went in for an antibody test. The receptionist and tech were amazing. The doctor came in and literally tried to convincing me not to get the test. Saying it wasn’t inaccurate. I read and signed a paper stating it wasn’t but was still interested. She then told me that I may have to pay $150 as some insurance companies don’t cover it. I said okay, I still want it. Then she said okay well I have to order it and you will have to go to a lab! I was like why would the website state antibody tests are available if they cannot draw blood. She told me she would have to ask since things change daily. I’m surprised she entered the room immediately trying to discourage me from getting the test AND not educated on the antibody test process. It was very weird.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Menaul
Mar 30, 2021 · Albuquerque, NM
It was good; however when I was checking in I could not remember the word recoverytrek when I did the girls up front said in a loud voice “oh your here for a drug test!!” And then laughed. I recommend that they understand that they consider that patient might not want everyone to know what they are there for. I don’t want the girls to get in trouble just a good teaching point. No harm no foul on my end.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Rio Rancho

NextCare Urgent Care

4.56(6.2k reviews)
1630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871241630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
OpenSat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I was pleased with the care I was given, however, my prescriptions were never called in and when I called to report this I get a call center that probably wasn’t even in the state. I have yet to hear back from the clinic telling me that they have indeed called my prescriptions in.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Petroglyph

NextCare Urgent Care

4.72(5.7k reviews)
8201 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871208201 Golf Course Rd NW
OpenSat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I walked in and asked how they did covid testing, they quickly helped me set up stuff online and told me about the website for wait time. Quick and painless.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.55(536 reviews)
519 North King Street, Albuquerque, NM 87109519 North King Street

Recent patient review

I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Menaul

NextCare Urgent Care

4.53(6.1k reviews)
5504 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871105504 Menaul Blvd NE
OpenSat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was so great! I made an appointment so that helped time, I was in and out in under an hour.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.13(464 reviews)
2905 N Main St, Albuquerque, NM 871312905 N Main St

Recent patient review

I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.12(553 reviews)
2135 E Semoran Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 871122135 E Semoran Blvd

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After receiving my results, I called Priority Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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NextCare Urgent Care, Unser

NextCare Urgent Care

4.6(3.4k reviews)
1800 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871201800 Unser Blvd NW
OpenSat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The wait time was pretty long but then again we were walk-ins and we’re done within 3 hours with 19 ppl ahead of us at check-in so all things considered it was a valid wait time. Staff was friendly and even printed out my daughters physical paperwork since I wasn’t able to do so before hand.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.2(501 reviews)
3013 Virginia Avenue, Albuquerque, NM 871083013 Virginia Avenue

Recent patient review

I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.58(544 reviews)
1735 Ellington Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 871441735 Ellington Rd

Recent patient review

Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.12(403 reviews)
106 N Denton Tap Rd, Los Lunas, NM 87031106 N Denton Tap Rd

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I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1001 NM-528, Rio Rancho, NM 871241001 NM-528
OpenSat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Tricore Reference Laboratories

Tricore Reference Laboratories

4005 High Resort Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871244005 High Resort Blvd SE
OpenSat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

1721 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871241721 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
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Presbyterian GI Laboratory - Rio Rancho

Presbyterian GI Laboratory - Rio Rancho

3715 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871243715 Southern Blvd SE
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Presbyterian Urgent Care in Rio Rancho

Presbyterian Urgent Care in Rio Rancho

1.89(9 reviews)
4100 High Resort Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 871244100 High Resort Blvd SE
OpenSat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Atomic Inspection Labs

Atomic Inspection Labs

5620 Modesto Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871135620 Modesto Ave NE
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GoPrivate Urgent Care

GoPrivate Urgent Care

8801 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 871138801 Jefferson St NE
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Alpha Testing Laboratory

Alpha Testing Laboratory

4909 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM 871134909 Paseo Del Norte NE
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

10511 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 8711410511 Golf Course Rd NW
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

2.0(34 reviews)
5150 Journal Center Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095150 Journal Center Blvd NE
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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)
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Lab Tests FAQs

  • Where should I get a lab test in Corrales?

    Doctors commonly order lab tests and can refer you to one or more reputable lab test centers in your area. Tests can be performed in Corrales hospitals, urgent care centers, and walk-in clinics that specialize in lab testing. Your healthcare practitioner can supply you with a list of lab test providers, or you can use Solv to see what's available in your area.

  • How much do lab tests cost?

    The cost of a lab test is determined by several factors, including the type of test, your location, whether you have insurance, and the fees charged by the lab test provider. Many health insurance providers will cover the cost of lab testing in part or in full. Those who do not have insurance, on the other hand, will almost certainly face higher costs. Contact lab test providers directly to confirm the cost of your lab test based on your health insurance benefits. The cost of a lab test is determined by several factors, including the type of test, your location, whether you have insurance, and the fees charged by the lab test provider. Many health insurance providers will cover the cost of lab testing in part or in full.

  • Does insurance cover lab testing?

    Many health insurance plans will cover lab tests that your doctor determines are medically necessary for your illness. The easiest way to find out if your health plan covers lab testing is to contact your insurance carrier directly or ask the lab test provider to check your insurance benefits and verify price.Many health insurance plans will cover lab tests that your doctor determines are medically necessary for your illness. The easiest way to find out if your health plan covers lab testing is to contact your insurance carrier directly or ask the lab test provider to check your insurance benefits and verify price.

  • How long does it take to get lab test results in Corrales?

    Lab test results may be available in minutes, hours, days, or weeks, depending on the type of test performed, lab staff productivity, and your doctor's availability. Some lab test providers let you see your results as soon as they're available online, while others need you to wait for your doctor's answer. Your doctor or the lab provider can give you a more accurate estimate of when your lab test results will arrive.

  • What is a routine lab test?

    A basic lab test may evaluate your red and white blood cell counts to discover if you have anemia, a blood infection, or blood cancer. It may also test fat levels in your blood to determine your risk of heart disease and examine the health of your organs, such as your heart, kidneys, and liver. Your healthcare provider will be able to explain what a typical lab test entails.

  • What STDs can be detected by a blood test?

    A blood test can identify STDs such as syphilis, HIV, hepatitis C, and herpes. Your doctor may order that blood be collected and submitted to a lab, or that you undergo STD testing at a lab test provider. STD test results might arrive in minutes, days, or weeks, depending on the lab test company you work with.

  • Do I need to see a doctor before getting a lab test?

    Before performing specific tests, some lab test providers require a doctor's referral, while others do not. The benefit of seeing a doctor before getting a lab test is that you can assess whether or not you need one based on your symptoms and a physical examination. A doctor can also help you decide which tests are necessary.

  • How can I book a lab test on Solv?

    On our home page, please specify the type of lab service you desire, as well as your location and state. Solv will give you with a list of lab test providers in your area, as well as their contact information, so you can make an appointment right immediately.

  • How long does getting a lab test take?

    The majority of lab tests are completed in a matter of minutes, but certain providers may have extensive wait times that require you to spend up to an hour in the lab. To limit the amount of time you spend waiting for your lab test, schedule an appointment with Solv ahead of time.

  • Should I try at-home lab testing?

    Privacy, convenience, and accuracy are all advantages of at-home lab testing. Some at-home lab testing services, however, may not be covered by your health insurance plan. Some healthcare practitioners may seek additional lab tests to corroborate their diagnosis of specific health concerns. Consult your doctor to see if at-home lab testing is appropriate for you, given your unique health situation.Privacy, convenience, and accuracy are all advantages of at-home lab testing. Some at-home lab testing services, however, may not be covered by your health insurance plan. Some healthcare practitioners may seek additional lab tests to corroborate their diagnosis of specific health concerns. Consult your doctor to see if at-home lab testing is appropriate for you, given your unique health situation.

Recent Lab Tests Reviews (20)

On a busy Sunday, everyone — from the front desk through the medical personnel— were kind, informative, and very helpful. I was contacted as soon as test results were available, and medication was called in immediately. I am very grateful. Note: I was clearly (and accurately) informed of the projected wait time that day. The desk staff worked very skillfully with everyone’s responses.

- Verified patient on 8/13

I came in for a Covid test and thought that after having Covid-19 for about 2 weeks I thought the doctor would listen to my lungs and heart at least all they did was check my blood pressure and no weight gotten. I told him I had copd so thought he would listen to my lungs but didn’t. I did wait a little longer than I thought I should but they are short staffed. All in all it was good experience. I booked on line.

- Verified patient on 12/7

I really liked the two people who saw me, man who took my vitals and especially the PA who gave me the covid test. She was great.

- Verified patient on 6/22

Provider was great. However website says rapid tests are available and they were not. Was informed at appt. Would have a scheduled elsewhere

- Verified patient on 10/14

The wait time was very disappointing, Because... When I set up my initial appointment on line, I was never informed that I could still have a two hour wait. Also, my initial appointment was postponed and rescheduled only to find out that I could still have an hour wait. I think the potential wait time could have been a reason "not" to utilize NextCare U.R. fir my Covid test. Respectfully.... A.A.C. .

- Verified patient on 8/7

I’ve recommended NextCare to folks because I usually have a great experience there. Today was a bit bazaar. Went in for an antibody test. The receptionist and tech were amazing. The doctor came in and literally tried to convincing me not to get the test. Saying it wasn’t inaccurate. I read and signed a paper stating it wasn’t but was still interested. She then told me that I may have to pay $150 as some insurance companies don’t cover it. I said okay, I still want it. Then she said okay well I have to order it and you will have to go to a lab! I was like why would the website state antibody tests are available if they cannot draw blood. She told me she would have to ask since things change daily. I’m surprised she entered the room immediately trying to discourage me from getting the test AND not educated on the antibody test process. It was very weird.

- Verified patient on 1/7

I recommend the management of the location install plexiglass shields for the receptionists, I was very surprised that people coming in to get Covid tests are very close to the receptionist and the only precautions are masks when Additional measures can easily be implemented to protect the staff. There was not a lot of information on the cost of the appointment the details of my appointments or anything to take with me at the end of the appointment, it was all verbal and online so I was unsure what test I was actually getting and the cost. I also recommend the management review the process for getting information from the patient I filled out quite a bit online about my history and symptoms however, I was also asked in the room some of the same questions by two different individuals. Other than those recommendations everything was excellent and the staff were very friendly and fast.

- Verified patient on 10/13

Had a 1:30 appt Got there at 1:15 Got in a room 2:15 or so wait another 20 minutes to be seen Then was told to sit out in lobby while calling in prescription I got test from Walmart that they were ready but was never called to the front desk to check out another painful amount of time So finally I went up and she was happy to check me out Thst wasn't clearly explained to me that I could get checked out Frustrating afternoon Got some help with my problem tho

- Verified patient on 7/9

The Covid swab test was a tad more gentle via the lady nurse my last visit but the gentleman (doctor) wasn’t terrible. Wish I could have hugged him to brighten his day. The ladies were cheerful and efficient. Excellent experience overall.

- Verified patient on 1/28

I was there over an hour just for a Covid test. The app said no one was ahead of me.

- Verified patient on 8/26

Went in for allergy symptoms and sore throat. Provider didn’t even look at the throat. Did Covid test and said stay home until you get the results.

- Verified patient on 10/11

The doctor put my mind at ease about the seriousness of the numbness in my hands. He explained that urgent care is not equipped to do tests for things like fibromyalgia, and that if it gets worse to go to the ER.

- Verified patient on 11/1

Vincent was very nice and really thorough. He explained the tests and gave me detail info about what he found on examination. He also advised me what to take at home. Overall it was a nice experience.

- Verified patient on 11/19

I needed a Covid test and I just walked in filled out paperwork, spoke with a nurse who took information and then another nurse took my test and I was done

- Verified patient on 10/20

I came in very last minute to get a walk-in COVID test. The staff was very friendly and patient. I appreciate that they allowed me to get a test even though they were nearing closing time. I would definitely come here again and recommend this place to friends, family, and coworkers.

- Verified patient on 10/1

The doctor was knowledgeable about my knee injury. She did many movement tests to determine the best plan of action. Thank you for being awesome!

- Verified patient on 9/28

First time going there. People are normal. Quiet and easy going. The people who complain about this place more less are the issue not the staff receptionist was nice, the lady whom took my vitals was easy and the guy who put a rod in my nose to test was also nice. I had a very pleasant time. Would recommend because it’s smooth.

- Verified patient on 11/16

It was good; however when I was checking in I could not remember the word recoverytrek when I did the girls up front said in a loud voice “oh your here for a drug test!!” And then laughed. I recommend that they understand that they consider that patient might not want everyone to know what they are there for. I don’t want the girls to get in trouble just a good teaching point. No harm no foul on my end.

- Verified patient on 3/30

I went to use restroom and there was no soap in the dispenser. I was broken. I was also seen for a covid test. Would prefer the rapid test. People don't like to wait to know if they have covid.

- Verified patient on 9/15

Checked in at 1:22 for a 1:30 appointment. Did not get seen until 4. This appointment was for a covid test. Was told it would only take a few minutes.

- Verified patient on 8/24

Corrales Lab Tests

Lab tests take samples of your blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily secretions, which are then analyzed in a lab to help doctors diagnose and treat certain illnesses. Lab tests can be used to diagnose an illness, detect changes in an existing condition, and monitor how your body responds to a therapy, among other things. They can also be used to monitor the progression of a disease or a set of diseases.

If your doctor is unable to make a definitive diagnosis of your disease, or if you are having a variety of symptoms that could indicate a variety of disorders, he or she may request a lab test. To see how you're responding to a drug or to check if you're at risk for certain diseases, lab tests may be performed.If your doctor is unable to make a definitive diagnosis of your disease, or if you are having a variety of symptoms that could indicate a variety of disorders, he or she may request a lab test. To see how you're responding to a drug or to check if you're at risk for certain diseases, lab tests may be performed.

Some lab tests require no preparation at all, while others may require you to fast for eight to twelve hours before the test in order to avoid erroneous results from certain meals and beverages. Your healthcare provider may advise you to cease smoking, exercising, and taking certain medications and nutritional supplements for many hours or days before your blood test.

Before your lab test, ask your doctor for precise instructions to follow to minimize erroneous results and multiple trips to the lab for additional testing. Before your lab test, ask your doctor for precise instructions to follow to minimize erroneous results and multiple trips to the lab for additional testing.

A lab worker may use a needle to draw blood from your arm or prick your finger to collect a small sample of blood during a blood test. During a urine test, your physician will ask you to go to the restroom and urinate in a sterile cup, then set your sample on a shelf where a lab technician can pick it up and process it. The personnel at the lab testing facility will demonstrate how to do each type of test.

A lab worker may draw blood from your arm with a needle or prick your finger to acquire a small sample of blood during a blood test. During a urine test, your physician will tell you to go to the bathroom and urinate in a sterile cup, then set your sample on a shelf to be picked up and processed by a lab worker. The personnel at the lab testing facility will demonstrate how to do each test.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Aug 25, 22

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Blood Tests.
    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/blood-tests
  2. University of California at Santa Cruz. Order Your Own Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
    https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/services/self-directed-sti-testing.html
  3. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tests Used In Clinical Care.
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics/tests-used-clinical-care
  4. MedlinePlus. How to Prepare for a Lab Test.
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/how-to-prepare-for-a-lab-test/

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