2020 Coronavirus Outbreak – COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global health concern.
Can I be tested for a COVID-19 infection at AFC Urgent Care West Chester?
Yes. Screening and testing for COVID-19 is available at AFC Urgent Care West Chester.
Call ahead if you suspect you have symptoms of COVID19.
We have COVID-19 infection testing and antibody testing capabilities at our center. We recommend a two-step process for getting tested, with the first step being a telemed virtual visit with one of our Doctors or Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners. During the telemed visit you will be given a specific time convenient for you to come into our center for the actual test. In most cases, your appointment time will be the following day. This process allows for better management of the high demand for tests, including minimizing the wait time for patients. Click here to book a telemed visit. For more information, please click here.
Can I walk-in and get a COVID-19 Test?
We ask that patients interested in having a COVID-19 test, to first book a telemed virtual visit with one of our Doctors or Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners. During the telemed visit you will be given a specific time convenient for you to come in to our center for the actual test. This process allows for better management of the high demand for tests, including minimizing the wait time for patients. Click here to book a telemed visit.
Do you offer PCR nasal swab testing?
Yes, PCR nasal swab testing, which is highly accurate in detecting COVID-19 active infections, is available at our center every day.
Do you offer Rapid COVID-19 testing?
Yes. We now offer the ABBOTT IDNOW molecular diagnostic rapid test which is able to detect active coronavirus infection. This test is also highly accurate and usually does not need to be repeated, as some antigen rapid tests may require. Similar to the PCR test, a nasal swab specimen is taken to detect the active virus. The tests are run at our location with results available the day the specimen is collected. Asymptomatic patients may be able to schedule a test without a telemed visit for a self-pay rate of $150. Be advised that some insurances may not cover the rapid test when simply for convenience and not medically necessary.
While we have planned for an appropriate number of testing supplies of the Abbott IDNow rapid tests, the tests are not guaranteed to be available everyday. If interested in the rapid test, please call our center and register for an appointment.
How much is a COVID-19 test?
Currently, the PCR tests are covered by most insurances at no charge or cost sharing responsibility for patients. The ABBOTT IDNOW rapid test self-pay rate is $150. Please check with your insurance regarding your latest benefits
How long does it take for me to receive my test results?
Molecular rapid tests results are available the day the nasal swab specimens are taken. PCR nasal swab tests and antibody tests results generally take 1 to 3 days.
Do I need a referral from my primary care doctor to get a COVID-19 test?
No referral is needed. However, we do require a telemed consultation appointment with one of our doctors or physicians assistants/nurse practitioners prior to testing, particularly anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and where insurance will be used.
Is there a vaccine available for COVID-19?
The FDA has approved several COVID-19 vaccines. They are not available at our location at this time as the first doses have been prioritized for healthcare workers and other high-risk groups. When they become available, we will announce it on our home page and this page.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are asymptomatic but have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please call the office at (484) 999-0204 before coming to our center!