Getting tested for COVID-19 before you head off on a trip can be simple. Depending on your destination, a negative COVID-19 test result (within 72 hours of your travels) may be required to avoid any complications or quarantines. If you need a PCR test or are looking for same-day COVID-19 testing results near you, Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care offers convenient evaluation options to fit your schedule, with extended hours 7 days a week. Patients are responsible for understanding the testing requirements for their travel destination.
Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care COVID-19 testing options
Whether you need a COVID-19 test for travel requirements or because you aren’t feeling well, we offer rapid and PCR testing 7 days a week. For COVID-19 testing, save your spot online, walk in or schedule a Virtual Visit with one of our providers.
Virtual COVID-19 evaluation in Springfield
For your convenience, you can schedule a Virtual Visit with one of our providers in Springfield to begin your evaluation and determine your testing needs. After a Virtual Visit evaluation, if your provider feels you should be tested, you will be scheduled for a quick visit at a specific Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care center in Springfield.
COVID-19 travel testing
When to get tested for COVID-19
There are many situations when you might want to get tested for COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should get tested at one of our convenient centers. Common symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- A runny nose
Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure to a COVID-positive person. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, if you are not vaccinated, you should consider getting tested any time you have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19.
COVID-19 pricing and insurance
Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care is an urgent care center where each patient is evaluated and examined at every encounter, including when a patient undergoes any kind of COVID-19 testing.
Accordingly, all patients presenting for COVID-19 testing (including rapid and sample collection for offsite analysis) will be billed for a provider visit. It is your responsibility to understand whether and to what extent such charges will impact your out-of-pocket cost, as well as the extent to which your insurance covers urgent care visits and associated laboratory fees or charges.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
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