We provide rapid COVID-19 tests in Harris County, TX

Rapid COVID-19 Test in Houston, TX

Rapid COVID-19 Test in Houston, TX

We Perform Rapid Tests for COVID-19 in Harris County

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected thousands of families around the world and continues to wreak havoc throughout the medical community. Among the best ways to slow its transmission is through testing, so Excellence ER provides rapid COVID-19 tests for individuals displaying symptoms of the disease. Our freestanding emergency room in Harris County, TX offers 24-hour medical care. The board-certified physicians and emergency-trained registered nurses who comprise our staff are committed to our community’s health and safety, so we proudly treat patients from Houston, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Galena Park, Pasadena, and Sheldon, TX, as well as the surrounding areas. Call our team today to learn about the various rapid COVID-19 tests we administer and whether you are eligible to receive them.

Determining Eligibility for COVID-19 Testing

Although Excellence ER is not a dedicated COVID-19 testing site, we may administer emergency use authorization (EUA) approved tests to patients exhibiting symptoms. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis by our on-site physicians. Patients who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have been exposed to others with the disease qualify for testing at our freestanding emergency center. In most instances, insurance will cover the cost of testing, but we recommend verifying this with your provider before visiting our facility. Our compassionate staff will administer testing to individuals who are experiencing:

  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever or chills
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rash
  • Weakness

Types of COVID-19 Tests

Excellence ER is not a lab testing center, but our 24-hour emergency room is authorized to administer various rapid tests for COVID-19 to determine infection status. The types of COVID-19 tests we offer at our Harris County facility include:

  • Rapid Molecular PCR Test – This test detects active infections. It provides results within 30 minutes of collecting mucus from your nose with a cotton swab.
  • Rapid Antigen Test – For this test, we will also use a cotton swab to collect mucus from your nose. The antigen test detects specific proteins on the virus’s surface within 20 minutes.
  • Antibody Test – We can reveal whether you have been infected with COVID-19 in the past by evaluating a blood sample taken from your arm.

Self Pay Pricing for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Excellence ER can also test you for COVID-19 if you do not have or want to process through your insurance. Below are our cash prices for our COVID-19 Rapid Molecular/Flu, and our COVID-19 PCR Swab Test.

  • COVID-19 Rapid Molecular – $250.00
  • COVID-19 PCR Swab – $150.00

Our Team Will Protect You from Exposure

We take extreme precautions to protect you and our staff from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Our team performs rapid COVID-19 tests at all hours of the day and night, but we follow strict protocols at all times. All testing is done by a dedicated team that uses a separate entrance and separate equipment from our regular services. Additionally, every room and piece of furniture is sanitized before and after each patient to ensure safety. Other safety measures include:

  • Universal masks
  • Screening
  • Social Distancing
  • Frequent Cleaning
  • Isolation

Contact Excellence ER for a COVID-19 Test Today

The COVID-19 virus is worrisome for countless families across Harris County, TX, and beyond. We encourage you to help prevent the spread by maintaining social distance and wearing a mask whenever you are in public. But if you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for the disease, Excellence ER can help determine your status. Contact us before coming to our freestanding emergency room in Houston, TX so that we can assess whether you qualify for rapid COVID-19 testing. Our team is standing by.

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