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Rapid COVID-19 Testing
Clearwater Rapid COVID-19 Testing at AFC Urgent Care
COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Vaccines are available for walk-in patients during normal clinic hours. Please contact your health insurance carrier about coverage for COVID-19 testing. Call our clinic for questions about self-pay prices.
AFC Urgent Care Clearwater offers Rapid COVID-19 testing for patients in the surrounding Clearwater Beach area. As COVID-19 testing continues to increase in demand, patients will need immediate results to quickly determine if they can return to work, school, and other normal activities.
That is why AFC Clearwater is equipping our local urgent care center and walk-in clinic with Rapid COVID-19 testing equipment. Our provider team understands that your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond is paramount as the nation continues to evaluate this disease. The fastest way to book Rapid COVID testing at AFC Urgent Care Clearwater is a walk-in visit.
If you’d like to know more about our testing capabilities, other types of COVID-19 testing, and the specifics of rapid testing, then keep reading below:
What is Rapid COVID-19 Testing? How does it work?
A Rapid COVID-19 test is an molecular PCR test that can quickly detect the presence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Rapid COVID-19 tests at AFC Urgent Care Clearwater also use a swab sample to then determine if a patient has an active infection.
Rapid tests can return positive results in as quick as 3-5 minutes while a negative test may only take 15 minutes to confirm. AFC Urgent Care Clearwater providers are all trained in using our testing devices to provide a safe, sanitary, and accessible urgent care testing facility.
Abbott ID NOW Industry-Standard COVID Tests
AFC Urgent Care Clearwater uses Abbott’s ID NOW COVID testing devices to perform rapid tests for our patients. Our management team selected Abbott for their high-standards of quality, accuracy, and access to testing.
Rapid tests can return positive results in as quick as 3-5 minutes while a negative test may only take 15 minutes to confirm. AFC Urgent Care Clearwater providers are all trained in using our Abbott testing devices for rapid COVID-19 testing. Below are the resources that patients can view to learn more about specifications.
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.