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COVID-19 SELF-ASSESSMENT

Your local FastMed Urgent Care is the convenient place to go for Coronavirus diagnostic and antibody testing. With extended office hours, online check-in, and neighborhood clinics throughout Texas, North Carolina, and Arizona, you can trust us to take care of you and your family. For more COVID-19 resources, including links to your local health department, click here.


COVID-19 Symptoms

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

Below are common are symptoms of COVID-19. For the full list of symptoms, please visit the CDC website by clicking here.

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden loss of taste or smell
  • Body aches and fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus congestion or runny nose

What if I am not sure whether my symptoms indicate COVID-19?

FastMed has created an online self-assessment that will determine whether you should seek medical attention for your symptoms at the top of this page.


Common COVID-19 Tests

Diagnostic

Rapid Diagnostic

Antibody Test

Type of COVID-19 tests offered
RT-PCR test; also known as diagnostic test, viral test, molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), LAMP test
RT-PCR test; also known as rapid diagnostic test, viral test, molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), LAMP test
Serological test, serology, blood test, serology test
How the sample is taken
Nasal swab
Nasal swab
Blood test
How long it takes to get results
Same day at select locations,* or up to a week
*This test is sent to an outside lab and the turnaround time for results depends on current demand.
One hour or less
Same day at many locations or 1-3 days
What the results indicate
Diagnoses active coronavirus infection
Diagnoses active coronavirus infection
Shows if you’ve been infected by coronavirus in the past
What the test doesn’t indicate
Show if you ever had COVID-19, or were infected with the coronavirus in the past
Definitively rule out active coronavirus infection. Antigen tests are more likely to miss an active coronavirus infection compared to molecular tests. Your health care provider may order a molecular test if your antigen test shows a negative result but you have symptoms of COVID-19
Diagnose active coronavirus infection at the time of the test or show that you do not have COVID-19

Diagnostic

Type of COVID-19 tests offered
RT-PCR test; also known as diagnostic test, viral test, molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), LAMP test
How the sample is taken
Nasal Swab
How long it takes to get results
Same day at select locations,* or up to a week
*This test is sent to an outside lab and the turnaround time for results depends on current demand.
What the results indicate
Diagnoses active coronavirus infection
What the test doesn’t indicate
Show if you ever had COVID-19, or were infected with the coronavirus in the past

Rapid Diagnostic

Type of COVID-19 tests offered
RT-PCR test; also known as rapid diagnostic test, viral test, molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), LAMP test
How the sample is taken
Nasal Swab
How long it takes to get results
One hour or less
What the results indicate
Diagnoses active coronavirus infection
What the test doesn’t indicate
Definitively rule out active coronavirus infection. Antigen tests are more likely to miss an active coronavirus infection compared to molecular tests. Your health care provider may order a molecular test if your antigen test shows a negative result but you have symptoms of COVID-19

Antibody Test

Type of COVID-19 tests offered
Serological test, serology, blood test, serology test
How the sample is taken
Finger Prick
How long it takes to get results
Same day at many locations or 1-3 days
What the results indicate
Shows if you’ve been infected by coronavirus in the past
What the test doesn’t indicate
Diagnose active coronavirus infection at the time of the test or show that you do not have COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID Testing at FastMed

ARE FASTMED URGENT CARE CLINICS COVID-19 TESTING CENTERS?

FastMed offers COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing at all Texas, North Carolina, and Arizona clinics. Click here to find a location near you.

WHAT IS THE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND WHEN SHOULD I GET IT?

The COVID-19 diagnostic test checks for a current infection by detecting the genetic material of the virus in respiratory secretions. You should get tested if you are experiencing symptoms or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

WHAT IS THE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST AND WHEN SHOULD I GET IT?

The COVID-19 antibody testing is available for patients who have never been symptomatic or have been symptomatic but have recovered from acute illness for 2 weeks. The test requires a provider evaluation and is not used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection. A negative result does not rule out infection and does not imply or confirm that you have developed an immunity to the COVID-19 virus. It only indicates a likelihood that you’ve had exposure to or were infected by the virus in the past.

What should I do if I need to visit a FastMed clinic?

Please check in online, complete your e-registration, and choose to receive a text when we are ready for you to come into the clinic. Please also do not bring any additional friends or family members with you to your visit unless necessary.

Do I need to worry about COVID-19 exposure if I’m visiting the clinic?

In addition to limiting lobby wait times, FastMed Urgent Care is the only independent urgent care in Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina to hold the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for healthcare quality and safety. We are committed to providing the highest level of care and our sanitization procedures are highly effective against COVID-19.

Does FastMed Urgent Care offer telemedicine?

FastMed offers telemedicine services via a video visit for patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, as well as for a variety of urgent care symptoms ranging from a sore throat, runny nose and cough, to UTI, allergies, sunburn and more. Telemedicine appointments are facilitated by a FastMed provider and are currently available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time. Click here to see if a telemedicine visit is right for you.


How to Access Your COVID-19 Test Results Faster

Due to the overwhelming demand for COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing, we are unable to call all patients that test negative for COVID-19. If you receive a standard diagnostic or antibody test, to get faster access to your results we recommend patients create an account with the appropriate patient portal noted below.

North Carolina & Texas:
Please visit LabCorp’s Patient Portal and click “create my new portal account.”

Arizona:
Please log in to your MyChart account to view your results. To sign in or create an account, click here.

Creating a patient account will allow you to gain faster access and to print your results. You will receive an email when your results are available to view within the patient portal. Your patient account is safe, secure, and available on desktop and mobile devices.

For those who prefer to speak with a FastMed Team Member, please feel free to reach out to our clinics. Please keep in mind that we are experiencing a higher than normal call volume right now.


Our Commitment To Safely Serving You

FastMed Urgent Care is committed to providing the highest level of care. We are the only independent urgent care in Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina to hold the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for healthcare quality and safety.

Click below to reveal the precautions we are taking every day to ensure our patients’ safety.

FastMed Safety Protocols
  • Team Member Protocols:
    We continue to follow the highest standards and protocols for sanitization and hand washing.
  • Cleaning Protocols:
    We have increased cleaning in common areas. Our sanitization products are highly effective against COVID-19, as well as other bacteria and viruses.
  • Reduced Lobby Wait Times:
    We are encouraging all patients to check in online, complete their e-registration, and choose to be texted when we are ready for them to come in-clinic to reduce wait time in the lobby.
  • Social Distancing Guidelines:
    We remind patients before and throughout their visit to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from others.
  • Mask Policies:
    All clinic team members and providers are required to wear masks at all times. Patients are encouraged to wear cloth face covers per CDC guidelines.

* The content presented on this page is not intended to diagnose health problems or take the place of professional medical care.