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South Portland 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 can get the care you need or the peace of mind you seek.
How to Get Tested at AFC Urgent Care:
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact:
You must first schedule a telemedicine visit (for ages 2+) with our provider. This virtual visit will take place from the comfort of your home. Click here to schedule your telemedicine visit now. Visits can only be scheduled up to 36 hours in advance. If there are no appointments available, call us at (207) 358-3188 and we will do our very best to work you in same day.
You and the provider will then select a time for you to come to the center to be tested, same day.
If you are not using insurance, you will be required to pay $160 at the time of your visit.
If you are testing for travel:
You must determine the type of test required for your travel and communicate it to our staff. By default, the staff will perform the in-house rapid molecular test. See the types of testing we offer below.
Click hereto schedule online (visits can be scheduled up to 36 hours in advance) and then just walk-in to the center at your scheduled time.
This is service is not covered by insurance because the test is not ordered by our provider. You will be required to pay $160 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 20 minutes to an hour. 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.
Send-Out Molecular PCR Testing:
For those who wish to have, or are required to have, PCR testing AFC Urgent utilizes Quest Diagnostics. Because this is a send-out lab, we can’t guarantee when results will return. Generally, results return in 2-3 days, however, during busier holiday times, they can take as long as 3-5 days to return. For patients with no symptoms, lab-based testing is the most accurate means of testing.
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 test 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.
When will my results be available?
In-House Rapid Molecular NAAT 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.
Send-Out Molecular PCR Testing: Generally results return in 2-3 days, however, during busier holiday times, they can take as long as 3-5 days to return. A Medical Assistant will call you with your results and you will also be given instructions on how can access your results directly through the Quest website.
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.