COVID-19 Rapid Tests

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Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Colorado and Rapid Testing have teamed up to provide COVID-19 antigen and molecular (NAAT) rapid tests through our clinics.  The benefits of testing are:
  • No Telehealth Visit
  • Same-Day Appointments
  • Same-Day Results
  • Testing is Open to Everyone, Whether You Show Symptoms or Not
  • Testing for Travel (Click to learn more)
Are the rapid tests covered by insurance? No and this due to rapid COVID tests not being recognized as a medically necessary service. Therefore, these services are not paid by insurance companies, which can result in a costly patient bill. Rapid Testing offers rapid COVID tests at an affordable out-of-pocket cost. Payment is due at the time of service: cash or credit card.

Rapid COVID Testing: Types of Tests

Antigen Rapid Test - $95

The antigen test is typically used if you have COVID symptoms or have been exposed.

Curbside testing is available at all 9 of our clinics 7 days a week, 8 am to 7 pm.

Abbott ID NOW Molecular Rapid Test - $125

The Abbott ID NOW molecular rapid test is an NAAT test (nucleic acid amplification test) typically used for travel.

Curbside testing is available 7 days a week, 8 am to 7 pm, at the following clinics:

  • Broomfield
  • Centennial – Southglenn
  • Denver – Central Park
  • Lafayette
  • Westminster – Federal
  • Westminster – Wadsworth

RT-PCR Rapid Test - $225

The RT-PCR rapid test is an NAAT test (nucleic acid amplification test) typically used for travel. This is an all-in-one molecular test that not only tests for COVID, but also for flu A&B and RSV at no additional cost. It’s one swab with four test results. The test is manufactured by Cepheid.

Curbside testing is available 7 days a week, 8 am to 7 pm, at the following clinics:

  • Centennial – Southglenn
  • Denver – Central Park

If a doctor’s note is needed then a telehealth visit is required.

When scheduling, please select consent to text or email. This will ensure you receive your results when they are ready.

If your test is for travel, please verify with your destination of travel which test(s) are accepted for your travel itinerary.  Every country and state has different requirements. ​We apologize, but Rapid Testing and Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine are not responsible if the ​incorrect test is ordered​.​

Lab-based COVID RT-PCR Test

The lab-based COVID RT-PCR test is another testing option that is available through an in-clinic urgent care visit or a telehealth visit with Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine. Results turnaround is 3 to 7 days. A visit is required. Click here to schedule a telehealth visit. The lab-based RT-PCR is generally covered under insurance.

Testing for Travel

The Abbott ID NOW and RT-PCR molecular rapid tests are NAAT tests (nucleic acid amplification tests) accepted for travel for many airlines and travel destinations. COVID test turnaround time is same day! If you are being tested for travel keep in mind:

  • Please let our staff know when you arrive for testing that the test is for travel.
  • Please verify with your destination of travel which test(s) are accepted for your travel itinerary. Every country and state has different requirements. ​Click here to read the CDC’s checklist for airlines and travelers.
  • We are not approved to test any patients traveling to Hawaii.
  • We apologize, but Rapid Testing and Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine are not responsible if the ​incorrect test is ordered​.​

If a doctor’s note is needed then a telehealth visit is required. Please click here to schedule a telehealth visit.

What are the COVID-19 Rapid Tests?

Antigen Rapid Test

The COVID-19 antigen test is a Sofia antigen test that is manufactured by the Quidel Corporation. According to the FDA, the antigen test detects the virus by looking for proteins from the virus. This test is a highly specific test, but less sensitive than the molecular tests.

Molecular Rapid Test

Rapid Testing offers two types of COVID-19 molecular rapid tests: Abbott ID NOW and Cepheid rapid RT-PCR. In general, molecular tests detect the virus by looking for genetic material from the virus. Molecular tests are highly sensitive and highly specific. The Abbott ID NOW and RT-PCR tests are also known as an NAAT test (nucleic acid amplification test). These NAAT-approved tests are widely accepted by airlines that require an NAAT test.

According to Abbott, the ID NOW molecular test uses “isothermal technology, proprietary enzymes, and constant temperature control to achieve the fastest available RNA amplification.”

The Cepheid Gene Xpert rapid PCR COVID test “uses automated in vitro diagnostic testing for qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2,” according to the FDA. 

If your test is for travel, please verify with your destination of travel which test(s) are accepted for your travel itinerary.  Every country and state has different requirements. ​We apologize, but Rapid Testing and Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine are not responsible if the ​incorrect test is ordered​.​

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Process

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Schedule Your Curbside Test.

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Click here to schedule your test. You will choose the location and time for your test. Testing is available 7 days a week, 8 am to 7 pm. Keep in mind, the NAAT Abbott ID NOW rapid test is available at 6 clinic locations and the RT-PCR rapid test is available at 2 clinic locations.

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Complete Registration for Curbside Testing, Proceed to Clinic for Test, & Get Tested.

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You will receive a text with a link to fill out your registration prior to your appointment. Completing the registration notifies our staff of the vehicle make and model you'll arrive for testing in. When it's time for your appointment, arrive at the clinic and park in one of the marked spots. Please remain in your vehicle. At this time you will also pay for your test.

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Receive Your Test Results via Text Message, Email, or On Our Portal.

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You'll have results the same day as your test. You will be sent a text and/or email with your results. Results are also posted to our Patient Portal. Click here to sign up for our Patient Portal. This is where you can print test results if you need a letter for travel or to give to your employer. Click here for a how-to guide for accessing and printing your test results.

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COVID-19 Services Provided by Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine

Looking for same-day COVID testing? Rapid Testing is providing curbside rapid testing through our clinics. Schedule an appointment online for curbside testing today!

Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine provides the lab-based RT-PCR test. A telehealth visit is required for this test, but the visit and test are generally covered by insurance. We also offer the following services:

If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page.

COVID-19 Treatment with Medical Visit

Whether you test positive or negative, our providers are here for you until you are feeling better. To help monitor your health, we recommend checking in with us virtually every 1-2 days until you are no longer experiencing symptoms. If we suspect the development of pneumonia or other severe symptoms, antibiotics or additional medical treatment might be required. Please schedule a telehealth visit to meet with our providers. We will recommend re-testing as needed.

Antibody Testing

Antibody blood tests, also called antibody tests, check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections. Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection.

In addition to the antibody blood test, we highly recommend receiving the nasopharyngeal swab (COVID-19 test) to check for viral shedding, especially if you are asymptomatic. Co-testing is the best way to receive the most accurate results. If interested, please call us at 303-558-0509 to schedule.

CDC Guidelines

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the CDC’s guidelines, visit the CDC website by clicking here.

If you are uninsured, please consider enrolling in the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) program. We will help you get approved for the program and submit claims to the program on your behalf. Please let our clinical staff know if you are interested in enrolling. If you’ve received a bill, but would like to enroll, please reach out to our billing department for help with enrollment.

Click here to learn more about the program.

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