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3300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 787463300 Bee Cave Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.78(54 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Austin - Westbank Market - 3300 Bee Cave Rd
So quick and easy. Couldn’t have been better.
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9722 Great Hills Trl, Austin, TX 787599722 Great Hills Trl
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • ThuClosed
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.73(44 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Austin Arboretum Market - 9722 Great Hills Trl
Pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient staff.
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6001 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 787496001 W William Cannon Dr
Open until 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.69(3.5k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Austin (William Cannon) - a BSWHealth partner - 6001 W William Cannon Dr, Austin
Super friendly staff, but wait time was way too long and they were unprepared for a simple drug test. Disappointing, wouldn’t recommend
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13000 Ranch Rd 620 N, Cedar Park, TX 7861313000 Ranch Rd 620 N
Open until10:00 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
PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Cedar Park TX - 13000 Ranch Rd 620 N
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351 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613351 Cypress Creek Road
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
4.65(3.8k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Cedar Park - a BSWHealth partner - 351 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
The staff and doctor were very friendly and kind. I felt safe and reassured during my appointment! Unfortunately, the examination rooms were not as clean as I would have liked. The trash can had a broken lid. The paper that covers the examination table typically was in disarray, and the roll of paper was on the floor, so any on the table was contamination. I think this particular location should be given more funding so they can raise the level of hygiene there. They deserve to have a location that reflects their hard work and kindness.
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19220 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Kyle, TX 7864019220 S I-35 Frontage Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
5.0(22 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Kyle - Dry River District - 19220 S I-35 Frontage Rd
Very satisfied with the attention I received and concern of my issues.
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Pediatric urgent care

3750 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock, TX 786643750 Gattis School Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.09(22 reviews)
Urgent Care for Kids, Round Rock - 3750 Gattis School Rd
Speedy service when you make an appointment online. Location is clean, staff is friendly. All of my questions and concerns were addressed in a way I could understand. Over all great visit.
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1208 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX 786811208 N Interstate Hwy 35
Open until11:59 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
4.75(312 reviews)
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Round Rock TX - 1208 N Interstate Hwy 35
Super fast, CLEAN, and amazing doctors, nurses and staff. I booked our child’s appointment through solv website, but even though we had a set time, they worked us in according to how many patients were there. We are self pay so the cost was what I expected, but not outrageous. The check in was super easy, I did it from my phone right after we parked. I totally recommend this facility for any child minor emergency. Our pediatrician actually recommended us to come here and I wouldn’t doubt the quality of care especially if our established practice is recommending. OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you so much for your amazing care for our child!♥️
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1240 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 786641240 E Palm Valley Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
4.53(3.7k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Round Rock - a BSWHealth partner - 1240 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
I had a great experience. It was so easy to get an appointment and I was seen right away. The staff is friendly and I felt like I was in great hands. I highly recommend.
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Pediatric urgent care

905 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613905 E Whitestone Blvd
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  • Mon12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Apr 15Closed
4.21(24 reviews)
Urgent Care for Kids, Cedar Park - 905 E Whitestone Blvd
This is my new favorite place! Each Staff member is extremely caring , loving & welcoming to both children & parents! Cleanliness in the entire facility is amazing! Wait time is so short which I absolutely love because no one likes waiting hours to be seen right?! Super convenient! It was our first time & I will definitely recommend 100% & just impressively amazing!
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136 Drifting Wind Run, Dripping Springs, TX 78620136 Drifting Wind Run
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.91(34 reviews)
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Fast Aid Urgent Care, Dripping Springs - 136 Drifting Wind Run
Excellent service highly recommend this clinic
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900 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626900 N Austin Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
4.62(4.6k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Georgetown - a BSWHealth partner - 900 N Austin Ave, Georgetown
First time visiting here and the entire staff was super nice and very helpful. Dr Amy Friggle was awesome!
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2510 Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 787272510 Parmer Lane
Open until 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.77(234 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, North Austin - 2510 Parmer Lane
Excellent experience with a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Went in for a splinter removal from my thumb and the only downside to the experience was that they didn't have enough equipment to be able to get it out. The Nurse was very apologetic and did everything she could! Great staff working here!
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3708 Jefferson St, Austin, TX 787313708 Jefferson St
Open 5:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.59(558 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 3708 Jefferson St
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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3300 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 787463300 Bee Caves Rd
Open12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.45(578 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 3300 Bee Caves Rd
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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2025 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 787042025 W Ben White Blvd
Open 1:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.4(541 reviews)
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Quest Diagnostics - 2025 W Ben White Blvd
A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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6600 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 787496600 S MoPac Expy
Open until 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.66(272 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Austin-William Cannon - 6600 S MoPac Expy
Kristen was amazing. She outshined the Nurse Practitioner. Her knowledge, patience, bedside manner and cooperation was outstanding and she deserves all the praise in the world. AFC is lucky to have an employee like her. I wish I knew her last name so I could send her a thank you and hug. Our scary experience was AMAZING because of her. You all are blessed to have someone so great!
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9911 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 787489911 Brodie Ln
Open12:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.32(448 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 9911 Brodie Ln
I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Quest. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.
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10900 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 7875910900 Research Blvd
Open 1:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.58(424 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 10900 Research Blvd
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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2301 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, TX 787342301 Ranch Rd 620 S
Open 1:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SunClosed
4.14(410 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 2301 Ranch Rd 620 S
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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This test detects SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibodies from a previous infection and from the COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Very easy to get my COVID test done & results back quickly. The staff was very professional & caring.

- Verified patient on 9/10

I had a curbside covid test. It was easy and the staff were professional and friendly.

- Verified patient on 7/21

The receptionist was rude, the wait was over two hours, and I felt exposed to covid patients. You should administer covid tests outside.

- Verified patient on 11/12

The provider I believe her name was Dr. Clem was quick to get me out the door and acted as if I was not imporatant when I asked for her to look at my son and why was there swelling under his tongue and that I was concerned if there was congestion in his lungs she recommended covid testing I asked her could it be flu since my son had been around my grandbaby who was diagnosed with flu 2 days prior to my visit, her response was it was probably a false positive but she did not explain why she felt it was negative, I did ask for a flu test even thou she was reluctant to do one, then the nurse returned shortly afterwards and stated the results of the covid were negative as well as his flu test but I had to ask again why was there swelling under my son's tongue since both test were negative, the provider finally had told me it was his congestion. I have been here several times in the past and had not had to expierence a bad bed side manner from a provider I am hoping she was just not feeling well or not aware of this and will improve on my next visit.

- Verified patient on 1/26

Going in for my rapid COVID test was smooth and easy. Staff was friendly and professional. Covid safety protocols for check-in and the whole appt was streamlined.

- Verified patient on 3/8

My NP was great as always. Our family always gets taken care of at this facility, however this time...Rita Cortez made it weird! She was so awkwardly rude to me on top of doing weird treatment. I received a flu/Covid test, for both test, she stuck the swab down both nostril EACH test. NP said I was getting a steroid shot, I have always had a shot in hip/top of cheek, no problem, she wanted to put the shot in my side hip BONE area! No thank you! At that point I said I was a little uncomfortable doing that, she said that is how everyone there is trained to do it, I told her I have had a shot here before and this has never happened and she instantly walked out. The whole experience was just off. My husband asked the kind lady who took her place if Rita was having a bad day (because we all go through things) but apparently she wasn’t, this is her nature. Sorry Rita Cortez, but you are in the wrong career field if this is how you treat all of your patients on a daily basis!

- Verified patient on 1/29

Everyone was very polite and respectful. Good bedside manner. When I got in the room, the assistant told me a lot of ppl came in for Covid 19 testing that day so already I was imagining the virus floating around the room. Then as he was putting gloves on, he dropped one glove in the floor. He put on a fresh glove and instead of waiting to finish with my swab test to pick up the glove that fell, he still picked up the glove from the floor with a napkin, pushed the trash lid with the same hand and then proceeded with the exam with the same gloves on. I just wish he kept clean gloves on without touching anything, tested me, then touched the trash. So that part made me uncomfortable. Then the provider walked into the room with gloves on and handled the door handle. With the same gloves on, again she tested me for Covid and I wished she put fresh gloves on in the room in front of me. I thought this was standard hygiene procedure for any healthcare professional? Finally I felt uncomfortable sitting in the room for 15 minutes waiting for my flu results after knowing many ppl had been in the room for Covid testing. I would have preferred the testing and waiting for my results to be done in my car. I wouldn't go back just based on hygiene and comfort. But staff was nice.

- Verified patient on 9/27

Fast, friendly and easy same day COVID test. Medical staff provides great service.

- Verified patient on 7/28

Receptionist (Gracieanna)loudly asked for all waiting room to hear if I was using Medicare? I have been here numerous times using private insurance and nothing provides a reason for such a question. I arrived 30 minutes early. While I was waiting, Three white women show up without appointments, ask questions, Complete the Solv questionnaire at the desk and all get seen before me. When I asked Gracieanna about my appointment, then she stated, oh you’re next. There was no one else left in the waiting room. Once seen the male nurse didn’t weigh me but asked me to tell him my weight and began a discourse about me taking medication for high blood pressure and having been referred by a doctor. When I explained to him, I had never visited for anything other than a Covid test, he was dismissive and provided me with none of my vitals. Temp, blood Pressure and O2. The doctor did provide my vitals after I asked and her bedside manner was the standard of professionalism and care that I have encountered in the past. Without my prior experiences, I would never return; however, I hope this staff team I encountered was an anomaly.

- Verified patient on 9/5

I needed a COVID test. I tried to register on the website and it set up a video appointment. In a few minutes, someone from the staff called to ask me some follow-up questions. It turned out that I didn’t need the video appointment at all. It would be nice if the website was fixed so that the video conference wouldn’t be set up. Apparently it’s never needed. When I drove up, I tried to call the number that was on the window, the staff member accidentally hung up on me, and I could not reach anyone when I tried to call back. Someone from the staff came out and spoke with me. She was very nice. Then, I got my test with no problems. The staff is great, they just need to fix some hiccups with the website process and handling calls (I got disconnected more than once). Also, the hold music is terrible! But I got what I needed, and it was with minimal issues. I would definitely go back.

- Verified patient on 7/3

Veey thorough. Came in for a covid test, and they went above and beyond to diagnose me when that test was negative.

- Verified patient on 3/22

My go-to clinic for covid testing, love the staff at William Cannon for their friendliness and professionalism.

- Verified patient on 2/23

Everyone helping me on the phone prior to my appointment were really nice and helpful. I arrived at the same time with another couple. The other group went to open the door and a lady came out screaming we need to not enter and call the number on the door and jerked the door out of her hand. She said they weren’t open for 2 minutes. I said I had an appt. she said call the number then. The other couple decided she was so rude they went somewhere else. I called then number and had to leave a message. Waited 10 min past the appointment time and had not been called so called a second time. 15 min. After appt time received a call. 35 minutes after my appt time finally got in. I was the only car outside waiting. The nurse we had was extremely nice and he was very kind to my child who was getting covid tested. He really was the one who turned the whole experience around.

- Verified patient on 11/2

It was overall request. However, I don’t think it was medically necessary to re-see my son for another telemedicine when I requested for my son to have a pcr covid test when he was just seen for the same exact reason the day before. I called the same day of his rapid test to also have a pcr. But because they no longer were doing the covid test the staff told me to come in the next day. When I came back for the pcr test, the staff told me I need to do another telemedicine. I explained the scenario but it seems that the logic was not heard and was told that my son still need to be seen telemedicine. I decided to cancel all together and scheduled my son for the pcr test at CVS. I wished that the staff had checked with the doctor first to confirm if it’s medically necessary to see my patient again for the same reason and to only repeat a test. Sometimes, a process may have some exception. Otherwise, I like the physicians and the convenience, except this time.

- Verified patient on 8/1

My provider was very professional, asked pertinent questions, checked me thoroughly, answered all my questions, did a rapid Covid test, and ultimately prescribed medications for allergies.

- Verified patient on 10/27

This is my second visit to PrimaCare for Covid testing. The first visit was wonderful and it was a smooth process. The second visit was great up to the point of speaking with the doctor. Her name is Shana Fakkel. I wanted to retest to make sure I am negative and be able to leave home isolation from being almost two weeks in a room, have peace of mind to be close to my parents which both are 65+ years of age, I live with them and not live with the uncomfortable feeling that I can be COVID-19 positive and affect the people around me. In short, Ms. Fakkel, which I will not even want to call her by Dr. had the audacity of questioning my retesting decision by asking why I would want to make my health insurance pay for another test to have peace of mind. I was shocked! First of all, that is none of her damn business and I have the right to test whenever I feel like it and charge my insurance whenever I feel like it if I PAY FOR IT! Second, she should do her job more professionally and not use a criticizing tone to her patients. I was NOT happy! On a positive note, I still got my test and the rest of the staff is great, so I still recommend this clinic, but it’s sad that one person can ruin it for everyone. I hope to not see her again in the future if I decide to return to PrimaCare.

- Verified patient on 1/6

Receptionist was rude as I mistaking you walked in the office. There was no one in the waiting room but she chased my out. The rest of the staff were great but a rapid Covid test took an hour despite the place being empty. Had to sit in my car and wait for 20 mins and then wait more in a treatment room to get tested.

- Verified patient on 10/28

They are great, fast, and very informative. Made my family feel comfortable during Covid testing. Good news we were negative

- Verified patient on 1/15

I was in and out for Covid testing, and the staff members were super helpful and friendly

- Verified patient on 7/19

Two hour wait to get a covid test, but great staff, especially Emily Heliotis-Olsen!

- Verified patient on 12/20

Austin 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.

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in Austin?

    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 Austin?

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

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Austin 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 Austin?

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

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

    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 Austin?

    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.

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