The Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers provides quality healthcare in a safe and clean environment for non-emergent illnesses and injuries. We frequently identify and treat patients with infectious or contagious diseases, and our healthcare teams are highly skilled and up-to-date on appropriate screening and treatment procedures. Our centers comply with CDC guidelines for exam room sanitation and are committed to providing exceptional care. We are also able to prescribe antiviral medications for COVID if a patient has moderate symptoms for 5 days or less. Please see the information below.
Click here to find a COVID-19 testing location near you.
Effective April 5th, 2023 our centers no longer have a mask mandate for patients or team members unless they have suspected respiratory infectious illness.
Masks are still optional for patient or team member preference.
Testing options for potential COVID-19 infections:
1. Rapid Antigen Testing
(The office visit and Rapid Antigen test will be billed to your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the price for the office visit is $120 and the rapid antigen test is $50.)
If you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that began less than 5 days ago, a nasal swab can be performed to indicate whether you are positive for the virus. You will receive the results of this test during your office visit. Our centers offer the Rapid Antigen test. This test can detect specific select proteins found in the virus, meaning a positive result is highly accurate. However, a negative test result does not rule out infection (a false negative result) – thus, it is still possible to have the COVID-19 infection with a negative Rapid Antigen test. Your provider may discuss needing additional backup testing for a negative Rapid Antigen test.
2. PCR Molecular Testing
(Cost depends on your insurance plan. Lab cost is billed separately by PathGroup.)
If you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that began more than 5 days ago – or for anyone requesting testing without having any symptoms, a nasal swab can be performed to indicate whether you are positive for the virus. The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test can detect the genetic information of the virus, the RNA. This is present if the virus is in someone who is infected. By detecting viral RNA, the test can confirm whether someone has the virus even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. Due to demands on the laboratory, test result time could take up to 48 hours. While awaiting your test result, it is recommended you quarantine at home.
Testing option for immunity to past COVID-19 infection:
Antibody (Serology) Testing
All of the Urgent Team Family of Walk-in and Urgent Care Centers now offer antibody testing for COVID-19. An antibody is a protein produced by your body in response to an infection like SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, and may help in fighting the infection. The antibody test DOES NOT measure active infection for COVID-19, but rather your body’s response to an infection. At this time, much is unknown about immunity to COVID-19. A positive antibody test does not guarantee immunity to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Patients should continue to follow CDC guidelines such as handwashing, social distancing and using a mask even if an antibody test is positive. Test result time may take up to 48 hours.
At present, most insurance plans cover the cost of these tests. Please check with your insurance plan.
The FDA has recently approved two oral medications that we can prescribe during an office visit.
Paxlovid by Pfizer can be prescribed for ages 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds and have mild to moderate symptoms of five days or less, have had a positive COVID-19 test, and are at high risk for severe disease. It is a combination pack of 2 generic antiviral medications (Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir). Three tablet pills are taken twice a day for five days. It is 89% effective against hospitalization and death.
Lagevrio (generic name: Molnupiravir) by Merck is for adults 18 and older who have mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms of five days or less, have had a positive COVID-19 test, and are at high risk for hospitalization and death. It includes 4 capsules taken every 12 hours for five days. It is less than 50% effective against hospitalization and death.
While we can prescribe these medications, the challenge at present is that they are in very low supply by some pharmacies. This Therapeutic Locator or this website can help our providers or patients identify by zip code which local pharmacies carry these medications.
For more information about these medication therapies, please visit this website.
The following urgent care centers offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination (for people ages 18+), as well as the Moderna booster on Wednesdays. Click the link below to find the closest center, and schedule your vaccination (or booster):
Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. Click here to learn more about these two variants of COVID-19.
This self-checker from the CDC will help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
Your continued trust is important, and your safety and that of our team members is top priority. Our urgent care centers continue stringent practices to prevent the spread of illness – and we’ve implemented even more intense measures.
Health officials recommend the following steps to stay safe and help prevent the spread:
Rumors can easily circulate during a crisis. This page from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) helps distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to COVID-19 pandemic.
We will keep this website updated as developments occur. For the latest information and updates about COVID-19, visit your local or state health department website or the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website or COVID.gov.