Coronavirus cases across the U.S are now reaching 5 million, according to the latest national counts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As COVID-19 case grow, patients will need to have proactive and effective testing access to stay safe and return to work. The good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Watertown now provides COVID-19 Rapid Testing that can return test results on the same day as your visit.
Families, workers, and students are all working hard to stay safe and transition back into the new normal of daily life. However, traveling, working, and returning to daily activities requires thorough testing access and services. Employees need to get tested to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread in workplaces, students and teachers need testing to keep classrooms safe, and travelers are usually required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 case when going aboard.
Rapid testing provides immediate patient benefits, but it is a new line of testing during a pandemic where testing updates and access expanded extremely quickly. Understand some of the key basics of COVID-19 rapid testing by following the details below. If you need to book a rapid test today, then make sure that you use the buttons on our header and home page to find the next opening for testing.
Patient benefits of COVID-19 Rapid Testing
COVID-19 rapid tests are much faster than standard swab testing to detect an active COVID-19 infection. Unlike an antibody test that detects an immune system response from previous infection, COVID rapid tests are used to determine if a patient currently has the virus. Rapid tests at AFC Urgent Care Watertown provide a series of benefits including the following:
- Same-day results for tests: A rapid COVID test can determine if you have an active or negative case of the virus in just 45 minutes. After the entirely of your visit you will be able to get your results, unlike standard swab testing. A standard test takes upwards of 3-5 days for results.
- Urgent care access for testing: Patients can call or visit our urgent care center to get COVID-19 rapid testing instead of waiting at a satellite hospital campus. We advise patients to use our online portal to find the most immediate opening for testing.
- Return to work and travel related testing: AFC Urgent Care Watertown coordinates testing services based on the needs for patients. Our team can walk through the steps you need to take for successful and safe travel, return to work, return to school, etc.