COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
CALL TO PRE-REGISTER FOR COVID-19 PCR TESTING.
COVID-19 Rapid Antibody testing available on a walk-in basis.
Surfside Urgent Care offers a wide range of COVID testing options and with the QUICKEST turn around for PCR testing required for Travel and return to school and work.
Requested COVID PCR and Rapid Antigen Testing requires pre-registration by phone. Please call and speak with one of our friendly schedulers for more details and to secure your time slot
- COVID-19 PCR Testing – We offer stress free throat swabs when requested (nasal is most accurate). Our results often return same or next day when obtained Monday through Friday morning. Samples obtained Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday usually return by Monday.**
- COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing – Rapid Antigen Tests (resulted in 15 minutes) are available though considered less accurate and generally not considered appropriate for screening after exposure or without COVID like symptoms. Be sure that COVID-19 Rapid Antigen results will be accepted if being obtained to fulfill a particular requirement. Follow-up PCR testing is often recommended with a negative rapid test when high clinical suspicion for COVID-19 infection exists.
- COVID-19 Antibody Testing –Rapid antibody testing for IGM and IGG are available on a walk-in basis. These tests can be obtained with a charge of $90 as they are not covered by insurance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before closing. Positive antibody tests after COVID infection should not be used as an indicator that the COVID vaccine is not needed; antibodies do not guarantee or certify COVID-19 immunity. Vaccines are indicated even with a positive antibody screen.
TRAVEL PCR TESTING
We offer QUICK, ACCURATE, STRESS FREE Throat and Nasal Swabs in a SAFE, OUTDOOR Setting. SAME or NEXT DAY results for COVID-19 PCR can be obtained Monday – Friday Morning. Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday tests usually return Monday afternoon. Travel PCR Testing requires pre-registration by phone please call and speak with one of our friendly schedulers for more details and to secure your time slot.**
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO RECENT CHANGES IN MEDICAL INSURANCE CARRIER POLICIES, OBTAINING COVID-19 SAMPLES FOR ROUTINE TRAVEL IS NOT BE COVERED BY INSURANCES AND CHARGES MUST BE PAID IN CASH.
ADDITIONALLY, OBTAINING COVID-19 SAMPLES FOR ASYMPTOMATIC SCREENING MAY NOT BE COVERED BY YOUR INSURANCE. IF COVERAGE IS DENIED, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VISIT CHARGES.
**DISCLAIMER: The COVID-19 PCR tests that we offer are processed and resulted by third party lab vendors, off site in Melbourne, Ohio and Indiana. The turn around times listed are the expected and usual times based on the lab expectations and our experience with these labs. However, we are not ultimately in control of the results and cannot guarantee turnaround. Results are subject to the third party lab’s productivity capabilities which can vary based on their volume or unexpected delays with specimen transportation. Rarely, test results return invalid or inconclusive which requires repeat testing. While delays are rare and unexpected we want to inform you that they are regrettably possible and at times unavoidable.
Furthermore, these labs generate their own bill which is processed by the third party labs. These charges are usually covered by insurance or the Cares Act though in certain, rare circumstances may ultimately result in fees payable by the patient.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT SURFSIDE URGENT CARE
Take advantage of our wide range of services provided. We offer WALK-IN care for injuries and acute medical issues, surgical and non-surgical procedures, labs, X-rays, work and school physicals, Telemedicine and even simple medication refills. Our providers on have extensive emergency medicine training and experience treating a wide array of conditions for people of all ages. Get quick diagnoses and treatment for your entire family. Call us with questions about how we can help.