Henry Mayo Newhall Urgent Care offers COVID-19 viral and antibody testing. 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 one to three 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 or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still need take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.
Testing includes a telehealth intake and screening visit plus an at-clinic specimen collection. Specimen collection is a nose swab or a blood draw that is transported to and processed by a reference laboratory. The telehealth visit will confirm your need for viral or antibody testing and generate the order for the lab test. After your telehealth visit, urgent care staff will ask you to come to our urgent care clinic for us to conduct the nose swab or blood draw. You may have your telehealth visit the day of or the day before specimen collection, depending on appointment availability.
You may have coverage under your insurance and your out-of-pocket cost will be determined by your specific insurance coverage and your co-insurance and deductible requirements. Depending on your medical need and insurance plan, you may have coverage for a laboratory that offers rapid turnaround of test results; urgent care staff will be able to assist with determining which test is best for you. If you do not have insurance coverage or choose not to use your insurance coverage, the self-pay price is:
Requesting an Appointment. If you suspect you have COVID-19 and you want to be tested, click here to request a telehealth visit, or call 661.200.2500 to schedule an appointment.