COVID-19 Testing at CareCentral Urgent Care
Get results in as little as 15 minutes! If you are experiencing upper respiratory symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19 (cough, fever, body aches, fatigue, recent loss of taste), a rapid antigen or PCR test can help determine if you have coronavirus. We offer rapid testing in Stoughton and Bridgewater, and PCR tests at all locations. Rapid tests are currently not covered by insurance and cost $160 at time of test.
*Rapid antigen test may have a higher false negative. Not to be confused with the PCR molecular test.
We also offer antibody tests to check for a past infection and potential immunity. If you believe you previously had the virus, and are now symptom-free, call us for a serological test. Antibody tests are performed in-office through a simple blood draw. We will ask you a series of questions to ensure you have no current symptoms of COVID-19 and that it is safe for you to be in the building.
We are triaging all patients over the phone. If you, or a family member meet any of the coronavirus criteria, please notify our staff during your triage call. We will ask you a series of screening questions, and provide you with best next steps according to answers.
You can receive expert medical care and advice from the comfort of your home with our new Telemedicine service. Learn more »
COVID-19 is a new virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. It belongs to the same family of virus as the common cold, SARS and MERS. However, it seems to be more contagious than these related coronaviruses. According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus primarily spreads through airborne respiratory droplets, close contact, and contaminated surfaces.
Reported cases of COVID-19 range from mild illness to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. Older adults and immunosuppressed persons are at higher risk of complications. Some carriers experience no symptoms at all.
There is not a treatment for COVID-19, other than supportive care. Medical teams and researchers around the globe are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine and treatments. However, a vaccine likely won’t be available until December, 2020. Until then, we will need to utilize wide-spread testing, quarantines, and social distancing to minimize the number of people who contract the disease.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell