How It Works

1. Schedule a Virtual or In-Center Evaluation with a Provider

Depending on your reason for testing, select the recommended type of evaluation.

2. Follow Instructions from Your Provider to Receive the Rapid Test

The rapid test is completed by a nasal swab and evaluated in our on-site lab.

3. Receive Your Results in Approximately 15 Minutes

If your test results are positive, your provider will discuss next steps for care.

Please select one of our COVID-19 testing centers (designated by the yellow bar).

What is the Rapid COVID-19 Test?

The Abbott Rapid COVID-19 test was recently authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization in healthcare settings (although it has not been FDA cleared or approved). The rapid COVID-19 test provides results within approximately 15 minutes.

  • The test starts with taking a swab from the nose or the back of the throat, then mixing it with a chemical solution that breaks open the virus and releases its RNA.
  • Using the molecular technology from the Abbott ID NOW system, the mixture is inserted into an ID NOW box that has the technology to identify and amplify select sequences of the coronavirus genome and ignore contamination with other viruses.

Our team is well-equipped and well-trained for this method of testing, having already used Abbott’s ID NOW testing platform to perform rapid tests for flu and strep testing.

How Does a Virtual COVID-19 Evaluation Work?

Patients who qualify for the Rapid COVID-19 Test after a Virtual Visit evaluation with a provider will be provided with curbside testing appointments at specific Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers. Within minutes of being tested, you will know if you are positive for COVID-19 and will be given direction as to the next steps in care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get tested for COVID-19?

Testing is available at our designated COVID-19 testing centers for patients experiencing symptoms - please save your spot online. If you are not experiencing symptoms but have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past 10 days, please schedule a Virtual Visit. Exposed patients should wait 5-7 days after exposure before being tested.

We ask that you do not schedule a Virtual Visit and in-center visit at the same time.

How long do I have to wait for test results if I do get tested?

Our rapid COVID-19 test results will be available on-site in approximately 15 minutes. You can also find your results on your Patient Portal in 1-2 days (3-4 days for antibody tests.) Please do not call our centers for test results, as results will be communicated to you as soon as they are completed via MyChart (Patient Portal) and a phone call. If you have issues logging into your Patient Portal, please call 844-266-8268, option 1.

Can I receive a COVID-19 test for travel clearance?

Yes, we offer COVID-19 testing for upcoming travel at our Berewick and Kernersville center locations. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms and/or a COVID-19 exposure in the past 14 days will not be tested for travel clearance, as they don't meet travel testing requirements. Currently, we do not recommend traveling.

Can I get tested multiple time for COVID-19?

In accordance with the CDC, if you have received a postive COVID-19 test result previously, we cannot test you again for 3 months from the date of your last test.

If your past COVID-19 test result was negative, you may schedule another clinical evaluation and test at any of our designated centers or using our Virtual Visit service.

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