Cartersville Urgent Care has temporary ceased drive-thru COVID-19 testing. We are offering in-clinic COVID-19 COVID testing
** Please refer to your insurance provider for full coverage details. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some insurance providers may waive co-pays.
Get Tested, Stay Safe
Collecting a sample takes only a few seconds and is typically taken from the nose or throat.
Covered by Insurance
For most patients with insurance, any patient responsibility is waived by insurance providers.
Get tested at our drive-thru seven days a week. Just bring your driver's license and insurance card.
What should you expect with a COVID-19 test?
The provider or our trained clinical staff will put on protective clothes, mask and face shield, and then collect samples.
Collecting a sample is usually taken from the nose but in some cases may be obtained from the back of the throat just like a strep test. This mildly uncomfortable process, the same used to test for influenza, takes just a few seconds.
The provider then packages the samples according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and then the samples are shipped to a laboratory. The laboratory tests the specimens for the presence of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.
The provider reports the test results to the patient. If the test is positive, the provider also reports this to the public health authorities.
What to Bring
COVID-19 Test Results
We anticipate your test results will be available within 7-10 days as per laboratory guidance. After your screening, you should self-isolate at home if you show symptoms. If your test shows that you have been infected, we will advise you on next steps.
How much does a COVID-19 Test Cost?
If you have insurance, according to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), insurance providers are not imposing out-of-pocket expenses for COVID-19 testing. Any patient responsibility (copays, coinsurance, deductibles) are waived by insurance providers.
For patients without insurance or employers requesting tests, testing is available at the cost of $175.