Same-day results with rapid COVID-19 testing

$ 0
out-of-pocket cost with insurance or federal program for uninsured*

Rapid testing appointments are for testing only—no doctor orders needed.

If you have had recent exposure or are symptomatic, book a regular appointment or visit a Sanitas urgent care location to be properly evaluated.

Get tested

Find a Sanitas rapid
COVID-19 testing
location near you.

Comfortable

Our test uses a shallow nasal swab sample to detect COVID-19 proteins

Fast

Get results quick — often before you even leave our medical center

Accurate

Using an innovative rapid technology, results are demonstrated to have high levels of accuracy

When you should get tested

  • Prior to visiting loved ones
  • Surgical clearance
  • For travel
  • Recent exposure
  • Experiencing symptoms

How it works

  1. Book your appointment
  2. Answer a few questions
  3. Upon arrival, follow instructions posted at the site
  4. We'll text you a secure link to view and download your results
Call to schedule

We're here to support you through COVID-19.

Our services help you and your family stay safe and feel well.

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COVID Rapid Testing Frequently Asked Questions

The rapid COVID-19 test performed at Sanitas is the LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Test. It is a type of test called an antigen test. It is performed using a foam tipped swab which does not reach far in the nasal cavity as PCR testing swabs.

Yes. If you see a Sanitas doctor due to exposure or being symptomatic, your provider may order a PCR test instead of, or in addition to, the rapid test. The PCR test is more accurate but does take a couple of days for results to come back. PCR tests ordered by your provider should still be $0 out-of-pocket with insurance or the federal program for uninsured.

If you need to see a provider to further evaluate COVID-like symptoms, you may have some out-of-pocket costs for the visit depending on your health plan. You will be responsible for any cost share as determined by your insurance.

You can book an in person or telehealth appointment online at mysanitas.com or by calling 1-866-355-6395.

The antigen test has a different swab which is much thicker than the swab designed for a PCR test. The horror stories that patients have heard since the beginning of the pandemic refers to the PCR swab which requires insertion very high in the nasal cavity.

Sanitas uses a foam tipped swab specifically designed for this test that is only meant to go to the opening of the nostrils which is recommended by the test manufacturer.

In most cases, your results will be available after a short wait. If for some reason you can’t wait at the testing site, a Sanitas team member can call you with your results. Your results will also be posted to your patient portal account.

You should not have any out-of-pockets for a COVID-19 test if you have active health insurance, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. Remember to bring your insurance card with you to your testing appointment.

If you need to see a provider to further evaluate COVID-like symptoms, you may have some out-of-pocket costs for the visit depending on your health plan. You will be responsible for any cost share as determined by your insurance.

If you do not have insurance, we will ask for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured. Any additional services rendered will not be covered under the uninsured fund.

If you do not qualify for the federal program for uninsured, the self-pay cost of the rapid test is $75. 

It takes at least 72 hours after exposure to test positive. Testing before that time will increase the likelihood of a false negative. Waiting to test 5 days after exposure will provide more accurate results.

Absolutely. We have many cases where a single asymptomatic patient still infected everyone in their household.

Yes, all tests should be scheduled. Every individual who wants a test must make an appointment. Testing appointments can be made by calling 1-866-355-6395.

Yes. Appointments can be made for the same day and up to two days in advance (depending on availability). Testing appointments can be made by calling 1-866-355-6395.

Proof of identity is required. Bring your insurance card if you have insurance. Please also bring the confirmation code that you receive and be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.

We understand that you may need to bring someone with you; however, only patients with a scheduled visit are able to enter the testing center.

For rapid testing, patients must be 5 years of age or older. A parent or legal guardian must complete registration for all minor patients.

Patients 5-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who may need to assist with sample collection using the swab.

* Patients should not have any out-of-pocket costs, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test.

Sanitas uses the LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Ag Test is a type of test called an antigen test. In the USA, this test has not been FDA cleared or approved; this test has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories; use by laboratories certified under the CLIA, 42 U.S.C. §263a, that meet requirements to perform moderate, high or waived complexity tests. This test has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. In the USA, this test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.