Note: The Self-Pay Rapid Antigen Test at CURE is NOT covered by insurance and an out-of-pocket cost of $199 will be collected at the time of your appointment.
Please refer to the FAQs below for more detailed information.
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Overview:
- If you need to be tested for travel, to see a high-risk family member, or to return to school or work, this is a great option. Please note, for flight requirements please contact your airline prior to visiting Cure Urgent Care to determine if this test is acceptable for clearance. We are not responsible for refunds if a different test is required. Pre-registration and payment are expected prior to testing.
- Anyone that is symptomatic and/or has had a known exposure to COVID-19 should opt for PCR testing.
- The Self-Pay Rapid Antigen Test costs $199. Payment is made prior to the test.
- There are some other providers that are participating in a city sponsored program. Cure Urgent Care is not eligible to participate in that program.
- Rapid Antigen Testing is not the right option if you wish to submit a claim to your insurance carrier. If you wish to submit a claim to insurance, you are welcome to visit with a provider who will determine if it is medically necessary for you to have a PCR test.
- Not all insurance carriers are viewing Rapid Testing as medically necessary.
- No, we are not contractually allowed to submit partial claims for patients while simultaneously billing patients during a single visit. If you are symptomatic or have had a known exposure, the clinical recommendation by our providers and insurance companies is that you take a PCR Test that should be billed to insurance. Our turnaround times are typically 2-3 days.
- We will notify you of your results via our patient portal within 1-2 hours of testing.
- Rapid Antigen Tests are less accurate than a PCR test. Quidel, the manufacturer of our Rapid Antigen Test states that the test can detect 96% of infections within the first 5 days of the infection. Sensitivity of testing is dependent on an individual’s viral load which is a function of time since first infection and the severity of the infection.
- If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. You should follow CDC guidelines for quarantine. If you have any ongoing symptoms, contact your provider or Cure Urgent Care for follow-up treatment.
- A negative Rapid Antigen Test result means that proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative). This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. The amount of antigen in a sample may decrease the longer you have symptoms of infection. Specimens collected after you have had symptoms for more than seven days may be more likely to produce a negative result.
What Precautions Should I Take After Receiving My COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test results?
Please Note: Regardless of your results, you should continue to practice the following safety measures as determined by the CDC: social distancing, quarantining, frequent hand washing, and wearing a face mask in public.