COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 PCR, antibody, rapid antigen and rapid antibody tests available. Walk-ins accepted. We're open 8 am to 8 pm 7-days a week.

All tests are FDA EUA approved

CareFirst Urgent Care now offers four forms of COVID-19 testing at all locations: the PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Quidel QuickVue SARS Antigen (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Serum Antibody IgG (blood) test, and the Rapid Antibody IgG (blood) test. Please read below for more information.

PCR Testing

CareFirst Urgent Care now offers four forms of COVID-19 testing at all locations: the PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Quidel QuickVue SARS Antigen (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Serum Antibody IgG (blood) test, and the Rapid Antibody IgG (blood) test. Please read below for more information.

Self Pay Cost: $100 Office Visit Fee

Rapid Antigen

CareFirst Urgent Care now offers four forms of COVID-19 testing at all locations: the PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Quidel QuickVue SARS Antigen (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Serum Antibody IgG (blood) test, and the Rapid Antibody IgG (blood) test. Please read below for more information.

Self Pay Cost: $100 Office Visit Fee + $25 Rapid Test Cost = $125 Total

Antibody

CareFirst Urgent Care now offers four forms of COVID-19 testing at all locations: the PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Quidel QuickVue SARS Antigen (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Serum Antibody IgG (blood) test, and the Rapid Antibody IgG (blood) test. Please read below for more information.

Self Pay Cost: $100 Office Visit Fee

Rapid Antibody

CareFirst Urgent Care now offers four forms of COVID-19 testing at all locations: the PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Quidel QuickVue SARS Antigen (nasopharyngeal swab) test, the Serum Antibody IgG (blood) test, and the Rapid Antibody IgG (blood) test. Please read below for more information.

Self Pay Cost: $100 Office Visit Fee + $25 Rapid Test Cost = $125 Total

We are currently seeing a 24-72 hour average turnaround time for the COVID-19 PCR results. Please check your patient portal to see your result status. CareFirst Urgent Care is CLIA accredited and our lab is CAP accredited.

What do these COVID-19 tests detect?

PCR (nasopharyngeal swab):

This test will determine whether or not you are actively infected with COVID-19. Results in 24-72 hours. Available at all locations.

Serum Antibody IgG (blood):

This test will detect if you’ve had prior exposure to COVID-19 and have the antibodies associated with the virus. For most viruses, a positive result means that you’ve had prior exposure to the virus and have some degree of immunity to a future infection. Because COVID-19 is a novel, or new, virus, it’s currently unclear whether or not a positive antibody result will provide immunity. Available at all locations.

Rapid Antigen (Nasopharyngeal Swab):

This test will determine whether or not you are actively infected with COVID-19. Results available in 15-minutes. Available at all locations.

Find a Clinic Near You

Looking to get a COVID-19 test at the CareFirst Urgent Care nearest you? It’s as simple as visiting our check-in web page.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, we do not accept appointments. COVID-19 testing at all CareFirst Urgent Care locations is walk-in only.

However, we do allow for the option to check-in online. This option allows for a shorter wait time when you arrive at a CareFirst Urgent Care location than if you were to solely walk-in. Information about checking-in online can be found here.

Check-in online

Common reasons why you may need a COVID-19 test

PCR (nasopharyngeal swab):  
If you are actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, body aches, or loss of sense of smell or taste.
You are a healthcare worker or first responder.
If your employer requires a negative test to demonstrate you are not actively carrying the virus.
You are traveling to a destination that requires you to take a molecular PCR COVID-19 test.
Serum Antigen IgG (nasopharyngeal swab):  
If you are actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, body aches, or loss of sense of smell or taste.
You are a healthcare worker or first responder.
If your employer requires a negative test to demonstrate you are not actively carrying the virus.
An event your going to requires a negative rapid antigen test.
You recently were with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

What our patients have to say

Fantastic Visit

"Everyone from the front desk lady to the physician’s assistant that performed my check up, were so nice!!"

Holly H.

I always leave happy with the care I receive!

“Not only do they genuinely care but they also work hard to make your visit quick yet effective!”

S. Summer

I was in and out in 15 minutes.

“A close friend tested positive for COVID, so I went to be tested, as a precaution. The service was prompt, professional and personable.”

Beth Y.

The process was easy.

“I took my daughter for a rapid Covid test and I was impressed with the entire staff! They were friendly and knowledgeable.”

Kelly H.

Highly recommended.

“The medical care and customer service I've received at CareFirst is at least as good as that which I've received from a primary care provider."

K. Cowdrey