Alamo City Urgent Care currently conducts COVID-19 testing at both of its locations. The testing method we CURRENTLY use is PCR mid-nasal swabs and is considered a RAPID TEST. We will have results to you within 15-20 minutes after the test is run through the machine we use on-site. If there becomes a shortage of RAPID TESTS nationwide, we will resort back to using PCR swab tests that must be sent to off-site labs. If that is the case, current turn around times for off-site lab testing is between 5-7 days at this point, due to the sheer amount of tests the labs are processing.
If you have a commercial insurance carrier, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, etc., the testing is conducted at no out of pocket cost to you as required by the Families First Act. If you currently do not have insurance, the cost of the test including visit fees will be $175. We are not funded by the City or State for testing. This cost is applied to the cost of labor, supplies, and utilities needed to conduct the testing.
You may reserve a spot on our website by going to “Check-In Online”, We can only book reservations 2 days in advance. If you don’t see any appointments available, it means we are booked for the next two days. At midnight, new appointments will appear each night on our website for you to book. You may also walk in, but please be aware that you may have to wait for a long period of time in order to get tested. Please be patient as we are working as fast as possible in an orderly manner to keep everything working efficiently.
NO OUT OF POCKET CHARGE IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE, NO CHARGE FOR THE TEST ITSELF. FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS, A $175 FEE WILL APPLY.
THE COST OF LABOR, SUPPLIES, TIME SLOT AND FACILITIES STILL HAS TO BE MAINTAINED AND IS NOT BEING REIMBURSED BY THE CARES ACT.