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COVID-19 Testing FAQs at AFC Urgent Care Thornton

Covid Testing FAQs in Thornton, CO

Q. Does AFC Urgent Care Thornton have Swab-N-Go testing?

A. AFC Urgent Care in Thornton, CO offers a quick and convenient Swab-N-Go testing service if you have been exposed to COVID-19, traveling, attending an event, or returning to work/school. Depending on the situation, budget, or patient preference, we will work with you individually to figure out the best testing solution for your individual case.

If you have developed any COVID-19 like symptoms, one of our medical providers will complete a thorough evaluation, in addition to the Covid test, to determine the cause of your health issue.

Q. What types of COVID-19 testing are available at AFC Urgent Care Thornton?

A. In addition to traditional urgent care services, AFC Urgent Care Thornton offers Covid testing options to fit the needs and budgets of our patients. Depending on your individual case, you can choose between Rapid Antigen, Rapid RT-PCR, and Rapid NAAT Covid tests as well as antibody testing. Antibody testing is great to test potential immunity response to the coronavirus, while rapid testing is a great option for patients that are at risk for a current infection.

Q: How long does it take for COVID-19 test results?

A: Typically, results are available within 1 hour! This is because our COVID-19 tests are processed by our in-house medical laboratory. Your Covid test results can be printed in the clinic or delivered automatically to your secure patient portal.

Q. How do I receive my COVID test results?

A. You can wait for our staff to print a copy of your records, or we can send the results to your secure patient portal.

Q. Are walk-ins available for COVID-19 testing?

A. Yes, AFC Urgent Care Thornton has availability for walk-in patients– whether it’s for Covid testing or urgent care services. If you would like, you can conveniently reserve your spot here. When you book online, you have the option of filling out the registration paperwork, which will save you time at the clinic.

Q. How does the COVID-19 test work?

A. AFC Urgent Care Thornton offers diagnostic Covid testing. A medical provider will collect a sample using a swab of the lower nasal cavity to detect the active virus. The swab is inserted for a few moments to get the necessary sample and processed on-site in our medical laboratory. Results are generally available within 1 hour and automatically sent to you through our secure patient portal.

Q: When should I be tested for COVID-19?

A: If you suspect recent exposure, allow at least 4 days to pass to determine if you are asymptomatic. If you start to experience symptoms, it is recommended to be tested as soon as you can after your first symptom begins.

Q. How long does it take to get a COVID test?

A. We now offer Swab-N-Go service for quick and reliable testing to get you on with your day. 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 the wait times that day. Reserve your spot online to fill out your registration paperwork ahead of time.

Q. How much does it cost to get a COVID test?

A. The cost of your Covid test will depend on your situation and insurance plan. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, most insurances will cover the cost of the test and evaluation by our medical provider. If you’re testing for an event or peace of mind, we have been advised by the insurance carriers that they will not cover the cost. We offer competitive and cost-effective self-pay pricing for all our urgent care services including Covid testing and we will work with you to customize the best approach for your specific situation – contact us for details or reserve your spot online.

Q. Is COVID-19 testing covered by insurance?

A. Whether you are covered for rapid Covid tests or antibody tests will depend on your individual insurance plan. Please contact your insurance provider to get the most current information for your situation. The insurance carriers have advised that coverage is only available if a patient is seen by a medical provider for their COVID-19 symptoms.

Q. What should I do if I have a positive test result?

A. If you are experiencing symptoms along with the positive test, you should stay home and avoid contact with others. We recommend patients to drink plenty of fluids throughout the quarantine process and allow your body to rest and recover. Closely monitor your symptoms to make sure you are getting better and stay in touch with your healthcare provider. It is recommended to quarantine for at least 5 days after symptoms start.

Q. What should I do if I have a negative test result?

A. Receiving a negative test means your body did not show active signs of the virus at that time. If you start experiencing symptoms, get tested again.

Q. What is a COVID-19 antibody test? How do antibody tests work?

A. A COVID-19 antibody test is designed to determine if a patient has developed immunity to the virus due to a previous infection. The test can return results to patients in a matter of 48 hours. Antibody tests work by taking a blood sample and analyzing the sample for the presence of antibodies, which indicate potential immunity to the patient.

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