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COVID Clinic, Chesapeake, VA

COVID Clinic

1.67(3 reviews)
1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 233201401 Greenbrier Pkwy
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Virginia Beach, VA

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

COVID testing & Rapid testing near me in Virginia Beach, VA

Find and book COVID testing and rapid testing appointments in Virginia Beach and get same-day results. Convenient, top-rated providers with same-day testing.
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1688 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 234511688 Laskin Rd
OpenWed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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I was seen quickly, without being in a waiting room for hours! Friendly and thorough, an amazing patient experience!

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COVID Clinic, Chesapeake, VA

COVID Clinic

1.67(3 reviews)
1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 233201401 Greenbrier Pkwy
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • MonClosed
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$299
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$129
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Labcorp

Labcorp

729 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451729 First Colonial Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

1280 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 234541280 N Great Neck Rd
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Patient First

Patient First

3.08(25 reviews)
1605 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234541605 General Booth Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This is my second visit to this patient first location, both times I was seen very quickly and the treatment prescribed had me feeling better within days. I was seen yesterday by Dr. Crooks, he was kind, he listened and he explained everything I asked. I left with the medication I needed, went home and took Dr. Crooks advice and tossed out the nasal spray that was making my condition worse, took my meds and a nap. When I woke up I already felt better. Today less than24 hours later, there is 90% improvement in my breathing and coughing and 100% improvement in my state of mind! I was also given a chest X-ray and had blood work done. All staff members were very nice and respectful . I would 100% recommend Dr.Crooks and this location to anyone. I was in and out in an hour and twenty minutes at the most. Very satisfied customer- and you can post this if you like!😘
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Velocity Urgent Care, General Booth

Velocity Urgent Care

2168 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234542168 General Booth Blvd
OpenWed 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

2232 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234542232 General Booth Blvd
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

310 S Rosemont Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452310 S Rosemont Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Patient First

Patient First

3.0(20 reviews)
3432 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 234523432 Holland Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rite Aid Pharmacy

Rite Aid Pharmacy

2293 Upton Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 234542293 Upton Dr
OpenWed 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
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Velocity Urgent Care

Velocity Urgent Care

3.73(11 reviews)
3745 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 234523745 Holland Road
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Overall a good experience. Staff was nice and professional, and I was able to get in there and out within a reasonable time.
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ARCpoint Labs of Virginia Beach

ARCpoint Labs of Virginia Beach

4624 Pembroke Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234554624 Pembroke Blvd
OpenWed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

1027 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234551027 Independence Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Velocity Urgent Care, Virginia Beach

Velocity Urgent Care

4701 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234624701 Virginia Beach Blvd
OpenWed 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
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

4500 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 234624500 Princess Anne Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

1701 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 234551701 Independence Blvd
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

2089 Salem Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 234562089 Salem Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Virginia Beach VA Clinic

Virginia Beach VA Clinic

244 Clearfield Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462244 Clearfield Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Patient First

Patient First

5700 Cleveland St, Virginia Beach, VA 234625700 Cleveland St
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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

6678 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 235026678 E Virginia Beach Blvd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 Virginia Beach?

    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 Virginia Beach?

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

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach?

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

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach?

    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 Virginia Beach?

    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)

I passed two other nextcare sites to get here and it’s worth the drive. I waited in my car until the app showed me it was my turn. The triage was quick and COVID testing was as expected (uncomfortable but necessary). I waited in my car for the physician. The physician was personable and listened to my needs and concerns. Definitely will come again for my urgent needs.

- Verified patient on 11/22

I was at this facility for my DOT recertification. I have to wait about 2 hours. But totally understandable as there were so many people for covid testing . Hats off for the lady who was working at the front desk . She probably responded like 50 calls on phone , another 20/30 walk in people regarding covid testing and she didn't loose her patience . Consistent every second, doing her job.

- Verified patient on 12/8

I got in line an hour and a half before it opened to make sure I was able to get seen. Because of all the Covid testing, the wait is extremely long. I appreciate the staff that was there to allow me to get seen…found out they were short staffed They are very friendly, helpful, and quick once I was in the clinic room.

- Verified patient on 1/2

Great care started right the front desk with incredible help and guidance from Atifa. Dr. Mark Roddy was so patient and gave very helpful care. Becky was terrific giving the COVID test. As a side note, l loved the Western art work throughout the office. This office also gave amazing help to my wife last Friday. Thanks so much for the great medical care and experience. Cheers!

- Verified patient on 8/10

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We showed up at the wrong time slot but the Night Watch staff was able to work with us to get the covid test taken! There was no wait and the test was quick and easy! Thank you to the nurse and the behind the scenes team who were working tonight!

- Verified patient on 8/5

Drive up COVID test was fairly easy and didn’t have to wait too long! The staff member doing the test came up to my vehicle verified who I was and did the test right there! She explained to my son exactly what she was going to do. He does not do well with tests so he sat in my lap while she swab his nostrils. I received a phone call about 15 minutes later with our results!

- Verified patient on 10/25

Staff was very professional and friendly from the first phone call I made outside the door indicating that I needed to be Covid tested and had symptoms , to each of the persons that came out to see me in the car. Sharp organization. I’ll be sending some patients . I’m a family doctor

- Verified patient on 9/16

The call was great and I really liked the nurse! She was very kind and understanding. However, I understand the unfortunate circumstances we are in. I was the 2nd person tested for the rapid covid test and I was told I would receive an answer within 1-2 hours. It’s been 5 hours and the front desk ladies were unwilling to help me out when I called. I come here often and love my experience; however, they need to prioritize people in which the other they’ve arrived. I understand the lab must be chaotic and I trust the faculty is working as diligently as possible but this is unacceptable. I think after the results show, then the doctor should inform the patient immediately.

- Verified patient on 11/20

My mom needed to get covid tested so she followed me in her car and I got tested as well. They got our info thru the phone then we waited in our car behind the building and waited 3o min and got swaped from the mouth. The doctor came after to talk to us answered our questions and now to wait for the results in about a week. We are self quarantine but satisfied with whole process. Recomend highly.

- Verified patient on 8/29

I traveled over an hour to this location and it was well worth it!!!The young lady who greeted me at the door was so friendly as your staff let me in a few mins early to use the restroom!! The lady who took my vitals was so nice and assured me of my temp and blood pressure readings. The Nurse Laura was so calming as I was concerned about my Covid testing.She explained everything thoroughly and was just a very sweet and kind person. I even enjoyed the music playing as I waited in my room!😀 Everything looked very clean and i thank everyone working there for such selfless service to others as they risk their lives everyday during this Pandemic! God bless everyone at Express and all First Responders all over the world🙏🏾 Thank you again for such wonderful care! I would come there again!

- Verified patient on 12/18

Wait time only gets four stars because of the large number of Covid related testing and flu season. That four star rating is only for today’s experience and is what would be the case at any location in mid December ***. HOWEVER, this is a great location and Ms. Zuck andAshley and Paula are really great! So is the other lady, whose name I have forgotten and who is married to the male nurse. This branch and the services it provides to our community at our end of Stafford County, VA is a huge positive. Never had a bad experience in all these years. I recommend this location all of the time. It is perfect for the many needs that we have, such as shots, sports physicals, even Covid testing. So, thank you for having located the office off of White Oak road! Good quality all of the way around. Thank you for serving our community.

- Verified patient on 12/16

Loved having Rapid COVID test available! I got to the clinic before 8am, was told to call back at exactly 8am, and my calls went to voicemail for 11 mins. Tried to check in online on my iPhone on your website, but the “check in online” button only took me to a screen to make a new reservation. There was no way to get to WAHOO.

- Verified patient on 11/4

I went for a rapid Covid test. There was a sign in front of the door instructing people to call to register for the test, but it was turned with the Spanish Side facing me, so I was not able to read it and went inside. Was very courteous and redirected me to the sign. I went outside and call the number on the sign and waiting to hear back to register. It took quite a while to hear back, but I was not surprised, given the current situation. About 15 minutes later , Receptionist walked out to my car and asked me if I had called, because she noticed that I have not been registered yet. I thought this was above and beyond her job requirement and so kind of her to think of me and you come out to my car. She help me get registered, and within about 25 minutes I received the test from the nurse practitioner from my car. She was also extremely courteous and friendly and accommodating. She called me a hour later with my negative results. I was very impressed with the courtesy of the receptionist and a nurse practitioner, and I was very impressed with how smoothly the whole process went

- Verified patient on 5/19

I arrived and walked in to see if I could get a COVID test so I could see my father who is going into hospice. Although I waited 45 min or so the staff bent over backwards to assist me so I could have a final visit with my Dad. I will be forever thankful!

- Verified patient on 2/4

I had to have a "Pre-Op" COVID test. My appointment was 8:15am (right after opening for the day). Everything went fine with getting the test. But while waiting for the results, noticed what looked like blood on the floor. Looked like it was dripping & splashed from the exam table. Quite Gross. I thought, in a time where cleanliness and sanitation is a must, this is so bad. It made me think the place wasn't sanitized. At this point I just wanted to get out of there.

- Verified patient on 2/12

I request this facility whenever I get sick. Never had an real issues with staff or anything of the sort. My only complaint is when I was swabbed for my Covid test the nurse, though very nice, was kind of heavy handed. I ended up tasting blood in the back of the throat and my nose was sensitive for hours after that. It even bled a little and that’s never happened and I’ve had previous Covid tests completed at this facility.

- Verified patient on 10/9

It was an easy process to make an online appointment. Although the time I needed an appointment was not desirable (because of influx of covid cases) they were the only location in my immediate area to get a Covid test in the same day for which the appointment was made. Staff was very courteous and were very diligent to triage my child's symptoms effectively. Their online system to receive test results was easy to access. I definitely would recommend this facility when you are unable to see your primary care physician.

- Verified patient on 9/22

There was little to no wait until I got back to the room. Then I waited for 45 min to see a doctor and another 30 minutes for a doctors note. Seems a little much considering I had an appointment and only needed a COVID test. It was a long wait with a 2-year old

- Verified patient on 9/5

Walked up at 630pm to get a COVID test but sign said they were no longer taking walk ins. I started walking back to my vehicle when a staff member came rushing out asking if I wanted a test. Even ushered my 2 kids in to get tested as well. Everyone was so nice and friendly and the process took less than 45 minutes. Thank so much to the entire staff!!

- Verified patient on 1/8

Really great service! The staff are friendly Moodi he came right out and was friendly and clear and gave me my Covid test it was so painless really quick I was in and out of there. I got a bit lost and they were patient with me while finding my way so I was a bit late. They didn’t make me wait extra they are great. You can also do everything over the app so def recommend to anyone

- Verified patient on 8/9

Virginia Beach 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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