Elmira Urgent care is providing Covid-19 testing for patients with a provider visit. Please call us for an appointment to avoid long waiting time.
Can I come in just for the test?
All Patients must have a provider visit for evaluation to receive a Covid - 19 test.
Who can be tested?
Any patient can be tested with a provider visit at Elmira Urgent Care.
How long does it take to get my test results?
Test results will be available in 3-5 days.
Does my insurance cover the charges for the visit and test ?
The charges should be covered by your insurance plan, however deductibles and copays still apply.
Do I need to make an appointment for the visit and test?
We encourage our patients to call and make an appointment. Walk ins are still welcome.
The following text has been taken directly from the CDC website, and reflects the latest up to date information regarding Covid -19 testing and symptoms
Testing for COVID-19
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests.
A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection. An antibody test might not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies. Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 might provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. If it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies might provide or how long this protection might last.
If you test positive for COVID-19 by a viral test, know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone.
If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.