Providers near McAllen, TX offering COVID and rapid testing
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COVID, Rapid Test, and Antibody Testing FAQs
State and local healthcare departments and healthcare providers are making the decisions about COVID-19 and antibody testing availability and practices. Prior to booking a COVID test on Solv or visiting a McAllen COVID testing site, contact the provider for the latest local information on testing.
Where can I get COVID-19 testing in McAllen?
Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is still limited in many areas throughout the country, including McAllen. Generally speaking, area hospitals, McAllen urgent care centers, and some retail clinics—as well as community-based organizations and cities—are offering COVID testing. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, most are requiring some degree of pre-screening, as well as booking an appointment online to prioritize need and control patient volume. Solv is actively maintaining a directory of McAllen COVID testing locations for easy reference.
Can I get a rapid test in McAllen?
Many COVID testing centers, including those in McAllen are now offering rapid tests, where tests are processed on-site and results are available to the patient in under one hour. Check the details of the testing locations above and look for "Rapid test available."
Where can I get an antibody test in McAllen?
Antibody tests for COVID-19 are available through healthcare providers and laboratories, but may be limited or only available for pre-screen patients meeting certain criteria. Most hospitals, urgent care centers, retail clinics, and other providers are offering the tests, but it is important to check with specific providers to understand their testing protocols and qualifications. Solv is actively maintaining a directory of McAllen COVID testing locations for easy reference.
How can I book a COVID-19 test online in McAllen?
Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in McAllen are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID and antibody 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.
Who should be tested for the coronavirus?
While decisions about who should be tested for COVID-19 infections are being made by state and local health departments or healthcare providers, the CDC has developed national guidance to support these decisions. It is important to note, however, that not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Prior to booking a COVID or antibody test on Solv or visiting a McAllen COVID testing site, it is best to contact the provider for the latest testing protocols.
How much do a COVID-19 and antibody tests cost?
In most cases, COVID-19 testing and antibody testing is available at no out of pocket cost if you are covered by commercial insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. You will likely have to pay a normal office visit copay, however. For cash paying patients, the two largest labs have reported that the Medicare rates (likely the lowest cost) to process an antibody test is around $50 and $100-$200 for a PCR swab test. It is important to understand that many healthcare providers are requiring screenings prior to testing, which may or may not be covered by your insurance, and may or may not require additional copays.