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Rapid & PCR COVID-19 testing available at AFC Urgent Care South Philly

If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call ahead and speak with our staff.

At our local AFC Urgent Care Center, we offer rapid testing so that you can get your results quickly. Whether you are experiencing symptoms, getting back from a trip, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, come into our center to get tested today!

AFC Urgent Care South Philly has COVID-19 rapid antigen, rapid molecular, and PCR testing at our center. First, please call our urgent care center and speak with our staff about your symptoms. If you are using your insurance to receive a COVID-19 test, you must be first seen by a doctor. We will schedule your office visit to see a doctor and get tested during the same visit. Please bring your ID and insurance card to your office visit.


Can I Walk-In And Get A COVID-19 Test?

Yes, you can walk in and receive a COVID-19 Test.


Do You Offer COVID-19 Rapid Testing?

Yes. We now offer rapid antigen & rapid molecular tests which can detect active coronavirus infection. The antigen test is covered by insurance with a doctor’s visit. The rapid antigen test is available without a doctor’s visit for $80. The rapid molecular test, which many travel destinations and employers may require, is available without a doctor’s visit for a self-pay rate of $150. At the present time, most insurance carriers do not cover rapid molecular tests. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding COVID-19 testing coverage and other benefits.


How Long Does It Take For Me To Receive PCR Test Results?

COVID PCR Test results are the most reliable COVID Tests and are covered by insurance with a doctor’s visit. Normally, COVID-19 PCR test results return in 2 to 3 days. During periods of high demand for COVID-19 testing, results may take longer. We use LabCorp to process our COVID-19 PCR tests, and the time it takes to get results changes daily. Our providers do their best to give you an estimate of when test results are expected, but a time for returned results cannot be guaranteed.


How Much Is A COVID-19 Test?

The out-of-pocket cost of a Rapid COVID-19 antigen test is $80. The out-of-pocket cost of COVID-19 Rapid Molecular and PCR tests is $150. The Rapid antigen and PCR tests are covered by insurance with a doctor’s visit. Please check with your insurance for COVID-19 testing coverage, as they are often changing.


Do I Need A Referral From My Primary Care Doctor To Get A COVID-19 Test?

No referral is needed at this time


What Are The Symptoms Of The Coronavirus? How Long Do They Take To Appear?

This coronavirus shares many symptoms with the flu, a common cold, or a regular upper respiratory infection. According to the CDC, current COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • 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
  • Diarrhea

This coronavirus, however, can develop severe complications, including:

  • Fever of over 100.4F
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Death

Research indicates that symptoms generally appear two to fourteen days after infection. Other sources suggest that some infected people may never display symptoms but remain contagious.


How Does Someone Become Infected From COVID-19?

Person-to-person transmission has been confirmed. The virus is believed to travel on droplets that exit someone’s mouth when they cough. For this reason, face masks are highly recommended if you test positive or suspect someone is infected. If you are infected but not showing symptoms, a mask will help contain droplets.


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  • Why does AFC provide three different COVID tests?

    We offer the rapid antigen & rapid molecular tests which are able to detect active coronavirus infection. The rapid antigen test is covered by insurance with a doctor’s visit. The rapid molecular test, which is required by many travel destinations and employers, is not covered by insurance. We also offer PCR tests which are the most reliable and are covered by insurances with a doctor’s visit. PCR results return in 2 to 4 days.

  • 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?

    The rapid antigen tests and PCR tests are covered by insurance with a doctor’s visit. Without a doctor’s visit, the out of pocket cost for a rapid antigen test is $80 and for PCR test is $150. Rapid molecular tests are not covered by insurance and cost $150.

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