Start COVID-19 Testing Online & Save Time
If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, Baptist Health Deaconess is able to provide a virtual care visit and, if needed, order a COVID-19 test to the urgent care closest to you. You don’t even need to get out of your car to be tested. You will be charged the co-pay cost for an urgent care video visit, and any remaining cost will be billed to your insurance. To get started:
Begin an urgent care video visit by logging in or signing up for MyChart.
Be seen virtually by a Baptist Health Deaconess provider. If needed, the provider will order a COVID-19 test at the urgent care nearest you.
Drive to the urgent care identified by your provider, and call upon arrival. Please remain in your vehicle.
The urgent care will prep the test, walk out, and swab your nose at your car. Please be patient as this can take the urgent care some time. Your wait time for this service will be shorter than the wait time inside the urgent care.
Wait for your COVID-19 test results, delivered in 1-2 days depending on testing volumes. You will be contacted via phone with your test result and also notified via MyChart.
This option is only for those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that do not require an Emergency Room visit.
Locations for COVID-19 Testing
Baptist Health Deaconess urgent care locations provide COVID-19 testing & evaluation for patients as a part of a regular urgent care visit with a provider. A provider will evaluate you during a regular urgent care visit and provide testing for COVID-19. Drive-thru testing is not available at Baptist Health Deaconess urgent care locations.
Urgent Care Wait Times and Availability
Wait times vary at our urgent care locations based on demand and time of day. Because our urgent cares are not only COVID-19 testing locations, we see a variety of patients throughout the day for walk-ins. However, we do offer Online Check-In at our urgent care locations which allows you to reserve your spot in line. Please note that Online Check-In is not an appointment so it is not a guarantee of when you will be seen by a provider. Appointments at our urgent care clinics are not available.
About COVID-19 Testing at Baptist Health Deaconess
COVID-19 tests are administered as a part of your urgent care visit. COVID-19 tests are administered by healthcare professionals and not self-administered.
What COVID-19 Tests are Offered?
The COVID-19 tests administered at Baptist Health Deaconess urgent care clinics are lab tests. At this time, we do not offer rapid testing for COVID-19.
How Long Do Results Take?
Test results for COVID-19 could be as quick as 24 hours, but depending on testing volumes could take three to four business days to be returned. You will be contacted with your results. You can also sign up for MyChart to receive your results faster.
Visiting a Baptist Health Deaconess Urgent Care
- Masks are required at Baptist Health Deaconess urgent care clinics.
- If you come to one of our Urgent Care clinics and have symptoms of COVID-19, you will be treated as though you are infectious, and may be asked to wait in an area away from other patients. Staff will also be wearing masks in an effort to preserve the safety of the environment.
- You will be asked to limit anyone coming into your visit with you. Please see our temporary visitor restrictions page for additional information.
- If you are evaluated for COVID-19, you must self-quarantine at home until test results are known. Your Urgent Care clinic will have more information on appropriate ways to self-quarantine at home per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
If your test is positive, and your symptoms are severe, you will be told to go to the nearest Emergency Department. However, if your case is mild, you will be given instructions on how to self-quarantine at home.
If your test is negative, you can return to your normal activities, including work and school, as medically feasible, unless you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Self-quarantine guidelines are updated by the CDC for individuals who have had exposure to COVID-19, even after a negative COVID-19 test.