Rapid Swab Test

Learn more about the rapid swab test for COVID-19.

What is a Rapid Swab Test?

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have had exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with the disease, you are eligible for WellCare Urgent Care’s rapid swab test. We use the BD Veritor Plus system, which can detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in as little as 15 minutes. In addition, we may also perform a PCR Swab test to verify the results of the rapid test. These tests are typically returned in 48 hours.

Due to FDA regulations, we cannot provide rapid testing to people who are not currently experiencing symptoms, or who have been in contact with a non-diagnosed sick person. You can still receive a PCR Swab test, which may come at no cost to you through insurance or the CARES Act.

How do I Get a Rapid Result Covid-19 Test?

WellCare is requiring patients to first schedule a virtual appointment to discuss their symptoms, then be invited to our car-side swabbing facility. We do not accept “walk-in” appointments for Covid-19 testing at this time. If you have any questions, please call us at (616) 591-5995 or contact us online.

Should I visit Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care

When you have any medical condition that is non-life threatening or have general medical needs, then an Urgent Care center can take care of these. WellCare Urgent Care takes care of a variety of medical concerns such as the flu, vaccinations, physicals, allergy symptoms, and more.

WellCare Urgent care is convenient because it is quick and cost-effective.

Average visit time: 1 hour
Average cost: $150

Emergency Room

Emergency care is necessary when you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This could be a heart attack, stroke, head injury, or other trauma that requires more advanced treatment. If you or someone you love has a life-threatening illness or injury, then you need to call 911 and get to the closest Emergency Room.

Emergency Rooms, while the best option for serious trauma, do take time and are costly.

Average Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Average Cost Per Visit: $1700

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