DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE EXPERIENCING UNUSUALLY HIGH CALL VOLUME
INSTEAD OF CALLING, PATIENTS MAY BOOK AN ONLINE TELE VISIT

We are currently doing drug screens only between 4-6pm. Please expect 30-45 mins wait.
No BAT (BREATH ALCOHOL TESTING) Or FIT RESPIRATORY TESTING 
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR COVID RESULTS

See how our Abbott Laboratories Rapid COVID-19 Testing performs in the urgent care setting. 

Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Book COVID-19 Rapid Testing at AFC Urgent Care Arlington today:

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AFC Urgent Care Arlington is now offering on-site rapid testing (results while waiting in car), and PCR swab tests for COVID-19. We highly advise that you consult with our staff to determine the most appropriate test for your symptoms and situation. Our facility is located at 1398 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA and  patients must book an appointment online before testing. 

Right now, it is $219 for the rapid antigen test and flu tests, which is now a combination test, with results within 2 hours. Rapid Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing costs $259. 

What is Rapid Coronavirus Testing? How does it work?

A Rapid COVID-19 test is a molecular test that can quickly detect the presence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Rapid COVID testing uses a swab like a standard diagnostic test, which is then inserted into a Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) scan to detect the presence of COVID-19. 

Rapid tests with an FIA can bring back patient results on the same day of testing and with high levels of accuracy. It is also important to know that a rapid test is far different than an antibody test: an antibody test determines if a patient with a previous COVID-19 infection developed antibodies that fight off the virus. The rapid test determines if a patient currently has COVID-19.

Rapid COVID-19 Tests & Urgent Care

AFC Urgent Care Arlington uses Abbott ID NOW industry standard testing to ensure that all patients are getting the best possible care. Recent Abbott findings indicate that an urgent care center may be the best option for getting a COVID-19 test: 

  • Multi-Site Urgent Care. In a completed analysis from a multi-site urgent care clinical setting of 430 symptomatic patients with two or more symptoms, including 53 PCR positive subjects, ID NOW demonstrated performance of 96.2% in positive agreement (sensitivity) and 99.5% negative agreement (specificity) compared to lab-based molecular PCR tests.

Does my insurance cover testing?

ADDRESS:
1398 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

PHONE: 
781.648.4572

COVID-19 testing is fully covered, with $0 cost to you, by all insurance plans in Massachusetts including Medicare and Medicaid if deemed medically necessary.

Right now, it is $219 for the rapid antigen test and flu tests, which is now a combination test, with results within 2 hours. Rapid Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing costs $259. 

If you believe that you were exposed to COVID-19, came into close contact with a COVID-19 patient, or are exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms then testing in these situations will very likely be covered.

What if I want to get tested anyway for peace of mind, convenience or a COVID-19 travel certificate?

If you don’t fit the medically necessary testing criteria or do not have insurance we offer very affordable rates for testing. The current pricing is $219 for the rapid antigen test and flu tests, which is now a combination test, with results within 2 hours. We remind you to always call 9-1-1 in case of emergencies.

If you need a COVID-19 travel certificate for travel out of the country (or to certain other states with coronavirus related travel restrictions), we can also provide this certificate to you. Please ensure to inquire about results and turn around times before finalizing your travel plans. It is your responsibility to check your destination’s requirements before you get tested. We are unable to offer refunds if you order the test too soon, or order the wrong test. Our staff are unable to offer clear guidance on this as there are dozens of destinations, each of which have different requirements.

How to Book a COVID-19 Test

If you would like to book your test ahead of time on a particular time-slot of your choosing, you can book a testing appointment online. We do all our COVID-19 testing curbside without you needing to leave your car. Depending on the test recommended for you, the results should be available within the hour (for rapid testing) or in a few days for PCR testing.

If you need a COVID-19 travel certificate for travel out of the country (or to certain other states with coronavirus related travel restrictions), we can also provide this certificate to you. Please ensure to inquire about results and turn around times before finalizing your travel plans. It is your responsibility to check your destination’s requirements before you get tested. We are unable to offer refunds if you order the test too soon, or order the wrong test. Our staff are unable to offer clear guidance on this as there are dozens of destinations, each of which have different requirements.

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