Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to schedule an appointment?
No appointments are necessary for any of our locations. Just drive up or walk up depending on the location.
When will I receive my results?
A PCR test takes 24 to 48 hours to receive your results. This test is completely free of charge. With the rapid antigen test, results are verbally given within 15 minutes and an email confirmation is given within 3 hours.
What tests do you offer?
Center for COVID Control uses RT-PCR (Reverse Transcript PCR) analyzers for our COVID-19 testing. We chose this technology for its accuracy and reliability. RT-PCR tests are accepted as the ‘gold standard’ of Pre-Travel COVID testing. We also offer rapid antigen testing. Some airlines and schools are now accepting a negative result from a rapid antigen test. Check with your school/airline provider. Both the PCR test and Rapid Antigen tests are free.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your ID and insurance card (if you have one). If you are uninsured, the tests are still free. If you hold a foreign passport please bring that (don’t worry, your test is also free).
Is your test FDA approved?
Our lab is CLIA certified and uses EUA tests following the FDA’s guidance. A CLIA certification is vital for a testing facility and is required for traveling to countries outside the US.
How is your test performed?
It is a nasal self swab. All instructions will be given to you at the testing sites.
Do you test children?
We allow children over the age of 2 to get tested.