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Braintree COVID-19 Testing at AFC Urgent Care

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

At AFC Urgent Care we are committed to delivering COVID-19 testing more efficiently than any other testing site so you don’t have to wait hours on-site to get the care you need or the peace of mind you seek.

How to Get Tested at AFC Urgent Care:

If you are experiencing symptoms or have been identified as a close contact of a known positive individual:

  1. Patients can walk into our clinic and visit with our provider.
  2. The testing occurs during operating hours.
  3. If you are not using insurance, you will be required to pay $159 Abbott IDNow Rapid Molecular NAAT, $199 Rapid PCR Test, $149 Antigen Test, at the time of your visit.

If you are testing for travel:

  1. You must determine what kind of test is required for your travel and this must be communicated to our team. See below for more information on the types of tests we offer.
  2. Simply come to AFC Urgent Care and speak with the front desk to let them know which test you’d like to have.
  3. This is service is not covered by insurance because your test is not ordered by a physician. You will be required to pay $160 for an antigen test OR $199 for a PCR Test at the time of your visit.

Types of Testing We Offer:

In-House Rapid Molecular NAAT Testing:

AFC Urgent Care utilizes the Abbott ID Now machine to perform rapid COVID-19 testing with results available in approximately 15 minutes. Abbott’s latest research shows that the rapid test performs nearly as well as lab-based tests and is 94% or more accurate when reporting a positive result and 98% or more accurate when reporting a negative result.

In-House PCR Testing:

The Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test is a qualitative, rapid PCR-based test. It has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by CLIA-certified laboratories that meet requirements to perform high, moderate or waived complexity tests. This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. The Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. §360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. This specific test is not covered by insurance.

What is the cost of the testing?

Testing for patients with symptoms or a known exposure to a close contact:

Most insurance carriers will cover the cost of the testing with no financial responsibility being assigned to the patient. For those without insurance, the cost of the tests is $160 which will be due at the time of service.

Testing for patients who wish to travel:

AFC Urgent Care is unable to bill to insurance. The cost of the test is $160 which will be due at the time of service.

Who can be tested at AFC Urgent Care?

AFC Urgent Care is currently offering rapid and send-out testing to:

  • Individuals with symptoms
  • Individuals with no symptoms who have been identified as a close contact of a known positive individual. In order to be considered a close contact, you must have been within 6 feet of the individual for more than a total of 15 minutes. Testing will only be offered 5 days after your last exposure with that individual
  • Individuals who travelling

When will my results be available?

In-House Rapid Molecular Testing: A Medical Assistant will run your test while you wait and provide you with your results in approximately 15 minutes. Or, be on your way and your results will be emailed to you within the hour.

In-House PCR testing: Takes roughly an hour for results. A Medical Assistant will call and if requested email your results same day.

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • Why does AFC provide two different COVID tests?

    We offer a rapid test because they provide highly reliable results on the spot; however, they do produce more false negatives than the RT-PCR COVID-19 Test. Doing both tests is our way of ensuring that you get the most accurate results possible without having to put your life on hold.

  • How long does it take to get a COVID test?

    We're able to get many patients in and out in a matter of minutes, but the length of time you'll spend in our clinic will depend on wait times that day.

  • How much does it cost to get a COVID test?

    That will ultimately depend on your insurance coverage. Presently, many people with insurance are able to get tested at no charge. If you’re uninsured, AFC’s cash pay prices are highly competitive – contact us for the details.

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