With same-day results, individuals can make more informed decisions for themselves and their families, while businesses can protect their employees with more timely data.
DALLAS (PRWEB) August 24, 2020
CommunityMed Urgent Care, based in Dallas, has added rapid-result testing to its battery of COVID-19 tests, which are available to anyone who wants to get tested. Currently the rapid-result tests are offered at the Cross Roads and Lantana urgent care clinics, and the company has plans to expand to all locations soon.
“We know there’s a big need in our community for this,” said Birken Olson, the CEO of CommunityMed. “With same-day results, individuals can make more informed decisions for themselves and their families, while businesses can protect their employees with more timely data.”
CommunityMed is administering rapid antigen testing, which is done with a nasal swab that reaches into the back of the nasal cavity. All rapid testing at CommunityMed has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to create the tests.
Patients who complete the rapid COVID-19 test at a CommunityMed facility will receive the results before they leave on clinic letterhead to take with them as proof of their results. The test can be administered to anyone 3 months of age or older.
CommunityMed accepts most major private insurance carriers, Medicare and Tricare. Patients should check with their insurance to find out what their plan’s coverage will be for the rapid test. If the test is not covered by insurance, cash-pay rates are available.
All eight CommunityMed locations—including Arlington, Cross Roads, Haslet, Lantana, Melissa, Princeton, Prosper and Wichita Falls—have COVID-19 PCR swab and blood antibody tests. The company’s healthcare professionals are also available to do on-site testing for groups and companies (for PCR swab and blood antibody tests at this time).
CommunityMed encourages patients to schedule their tests in advance. Patients will check in virtually and complete their paperwork online. Upon arrival for their appointment, patients will text the clinic and wait for instructions to enter the building. There are designated urgent care and COVID testing rooms at each location to avoid cross-contamination.
Patients wanting more details or to schedule any type of COVID-19 test at any location can visit https://communitymedcare.com/covid/
CommunityMed Urgent Care operates walk-in medical clinics throughout North Texas in smaller towns in the North Texas region. With clinics in Lantana, Melissa, Prosper, Crossroads, Princeton, Haslet, Arlington and Wichita Falls, CommunityMed offers first-class service, top quality care and a home-town spirit. Visit the company website at CommunityMedCare.com.