FAQ.

All appointment scheduling and intake questions may be completed online.  Below is a list of our frequently asked questions. 

Frequently asked questions

What types of COVID-19 testing do you offer?


We provide rapid antigen testing and rapid antibody testing. Rapid results are available 15-30 minutes after you take the test. If you are looking for testing at no cost to you, we also offer a free PCR test, which provides results via email in 3-5 business days.




Do I need an appointment?


Yes. We are no longer taking walk-ins due to the extremely high demand for COVID testing. For the rapid tests use our website, curemedpharmacy.com. For the PCR test, go to doineedacovid19test.com.




What do I need to bring to my appointment?


Bring your confirmation email and a form of identification, such as a license or a passport. If you have Medicaid or Medicare also bring your insurance card. We will have you fill out paperwork and sign at the register before administering the test so please come 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.




What is the difference between antigen and antibody testing?


Antigen testing uses a nasal swab to show if you have a current infection and antibody testing checks your blood to see if you’ve had a past infection.




What does a positive antibody test mean?


A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 may provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. However, we do not know how much protection the antibodies may provide or how long this protection may last.




What does a positive antigen test mean?


A positive antigen test means that you are currently infected with COVID-19. You should stay home for 14 days to avoid transmitting the virus to others. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines and supplements such as Vitamin C, Zinc, Selenium, and Turmeric to help you feel better and boost your immune system. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.




How accurate is the antigen testing?


The antigen testing we use (BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2) has a sensitivity of 84.0%.




Will my insurance cover the cost of testing?


If you have Medicaid or Medicare, they will pay for your test. You will need to provide us with your card when you come to the pharmacy.




Is the antigen test a PCR test?


Some airlines require a PCR test for travelling. The antigen test is not a PCR test. We do offer a PCR test as well.




Is there a limit to how many times I can take the test?


There is no limit as to how many times you can take the test, but your insurance company may limit how frequently they will pay for it- you can call them to ask.





Resources: 

1. www.cdc.gov 

2. www.bd.com