How do you sign up for rapid COVID testing?

We offer both on-demand and walk-in COVID testing.

  • You can log in anytime between 8am and 8pm daily and complete an on-demand video visit with one of our clinicians. 
    • After your video visit, visit the nearest Urgency Room for the test and we will contact you shortly with your results.
  • You can also schedule an in-clinic appointment in advance.
    • In-clinic visits can be scheduled up to a day in advance through our website.

What is a virtual appointment?

Virtual appointments are available daily from 8am to 8pm.  You must be in Minnesota at the time of visit. Log in when it's convenient for you and meet with one of our Urgency Room clinicians online. Upon completion of your video-visit, you will be instructed to go to The Urgency Room to complete your test -we'll be waiting for you.  You will administer the COVID test yourself.  We will contact you as soon as your results are available, typically in less than an hour.

Why do you have to visit the clinic for a virtual visit?

You must visit the clinic to conduct the actual test.  The wait will be minimal as you will administer the test yourself and you will not have to wait for the results.  We will contact you as soon as your results are available.

Can you walk-in for COVID testing?

Walk-in COVID testing is available at all three locations from 8am to 10pm.  Visit any of our sites for an in-person visit with a provider and get your COVID results today.

Can I sign up online if I am experiencing SYMPTOMS of COVID?

Yes, as long as your symptoms are stable, our telehealth platform can be a great option for COVID symptoms and concerns.  As we mentioned before, if it's determined after your visit you should be or prefer to be tested, you can go to The Urgency Room following your visit to complete the test and have your results in minutes.

What happens when you show up for your rapid COVID test? 

Let the front desk staff know you have a rapid test scheduled. You will be registered and will either be shown to a patient room or a restroom to conduct your test as soon as a room is available.  ***please note:  because we are a walk-in medical facility, you may wait longer than your scheduled time for your test if our providers are caring for other more urgent or emergent patients.  We are doing our best to be with you as quickly as we can.  We appreciate your patience. 

Already had your visit and looking for your results?

Click the link below to log into our Urgency Room portal to view results and previous visits:

The Urgency Room Telehealth App 

Looking for more COVID Updates?

Click here for additional information on COVID and how we're keeping our patients and staff safe at The Urgency Room.

Can you drive up for COVID testing?

We do not offer any form of drive-through testing at this time.

Is COVID testing covered by your insurance?

We recommend you check with your individual insurance carrier on your testing coverage.  At The Urgency Room you will also see a provider.  Coverage for the test and visit will depend on your individual insurance plan and coverage.  Please call your insurance to validate your plan is in network with the The Urgency Room.

  • We encourage you to check your insurance companies guidelines for COVID testing prior to your visit.  
    • Most insurers have an information page dedicated to COVID testing FAQs
    • Please validate with your insurance plan that it is in network with The Urgency Room.
    • If you feel your bill is not correct, please contact your insurance company directly.
    • We are NOT a no-cost community testing location.  You can locate all free testing sites and clinics on the MDH website.

What happens if you don't have insurance?

Patients without insurance can visit The Urgency Room for testing.  We are billing the visit and test to the local programs available.  As coverage can't be guaranteed, the estimated charge for COVID testing for patients without insurance is $138.00  Additional charges could apply based on symptoms and treatment.

When can I return to work/school after my rapid COVID test?

Return to work and school requirements vary with each employer and institution.  We are following the CDC guidelines and are encouraging our patients with both positive and negative results to refer to their website:  CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

What is the accuracy of the Rapid ID Now COVID test and what about false negatives?

Abbot states that various studies are demonstrating ID NOW COVID molecular test performance is between ≥94.7% and ≥98.6% agreement. At The Urgency Room, you’ll be tested for COVID and assessed by a doctor for your unique situation; a provider will talk with you about your plan including the plan in the case of a false negative.   

Are antibody tests available?

No, at this time we are not conducting antibody tests at The Urgency Room.

Still Have Questions About COVID Testing?

Send us a message and we'll get back to you!  Messages are returned within one business day, from 10am to 9pm, Monday through Friday.  Messages are not monitored on the weekends but we will follow up with you at the start of the next business week.

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