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Athens, TN Rapid COVID Testing
Rapid COVID-19 Testing at AFC Urgent Care
COVID-19 results within 15 minutes!
AFC Urgent Care offers Rapid COVID-19 testing 7 days a week with no appointment required. Patients are to walk-in, and are seen in the order they present. Please note, ALL COVID testing patients must be seen by one of our medical providers, we are not a mass COVID testing site.
Travel Rapid PCR COVID-19 is available with no appointment needed. Travel Testing is offered Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm. If you are coming in with a large party, please call ahead: (423) 381-0152.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, new loss of taste and/or smell, fever, dry cough, shortness of breath. Please visit our article on staying safe from COVID-19 to learn more about protecting yourself.
Step 1 – Upon arrival, please put on mask and proceed to front desk. (If you do not have a mask, we will be able to provide one) It is important to maintain 6ft of social distancing at all times.
Step 2 – Check-in at the front desk and proceed back to your car to wait until it is time to be seen. You will receive a text message when it is time to proceed to a room.
Step 3 – An AFC Provider will see the patient, order testing, and provide results.
Step 4 – AFC Employee will come in with discharge papers as you depart.
Health officials recommend a full office visit along with COVID-19. If COVID-19 comes back negative, there could be underlying issues. If COVID-19 comes back positive there could be fluid on lungs and low oxygen levels the patient may not be aware of. In March 2020 a NYC emergency room physician working in the middle of the pandemic in NYC was published in the New York Times: “When COVID pneumonia first strikes, patients don’t feel short of breath, even as their oxygen levels falls. And by the time they do, they have alarmingly low oxygen levels and moderate-to-severe pneumonia.”
AFC provides molecular rapid testing because they provide highly reliable results in 15 minutes of less. All COVID testing patients are seen by an experienced medical provider. No appointment is required for testing.