COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing at Urgent Care
Westmed Urgent Care Centers offer diagnostic testing to determine if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know:
How can I get a COVID-19 Diagnostic Test at Westmed?
If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or may have been recently exposed to coronavirus, you can obtain diagnostic testing at Westmed through our Urgent Care Clinics. Book a spot online at one of our clinics and be sure to include “COVID-19 Test” or “Coronavirus Test” in your reason for visit.
Prior to administering the COVID-19 test, your Urgent Care provider will perform an exam to assess your overall symptoms. Next, the provider will provide counsel on the test and the implications of your results.
What kind of diagnostic testing does Westmed offer?
Westmed offers PCR tests to diagnose the presence of coronavirus, which is performed through a nasal swab. This is the most accurate type of testing available. Westmed does not offer rapid testing at this time.
How soon will I receive my results?
After your diagnostic test is performed at our Urgent Care Center, the sample is sent out to an outside laboratory (typically LabCorp or Quest). Turnaround time can vary and be delayed up to one week, depending on the current volume of tests at these labs. Our team will notify you as soon as your results are in to confirm whether or not you are currently infected with coronavirus.
Do you have to be a Westmed patient in order to get a COVID-19 diagnostic test?
No, we treat both new and existing patients at our Urgent Care Centers.
We do, however, ask that you book a spot online at one of our Urgent Care Centers prior to arriving at the clinic. Be sure to include “COVID-19 Test” or “Coronavirus Test” in your reason for visit, when you are reserving a spot online at one of our conveniently located Urgent Care Centers in New York & Connecticut.
Additional COVID-19 Resources:
- Schedule a Virtual Visit with a Westmed Urgent Care provider
- Book an Urgent Care visit ahead of time
- Do you think you may have already had COVID-19? Schedule an antibody test today. *If you are seeking a COVID-19 antibody test from your PCP, you must complete a Virtual Visit or an In-Office Visit prior to scheduling your appointment at the lab. Alternatively, you can visit any of our Urgent Care Centers to receive an antibody test with a Westmed provider, after reviewing important information about the coronavirus antibody test with our team.