Coronavirus Info and Testing

Urgent Care for Children is performing Rapid antigen and PCR COVID-19 testing, as well as antibody testing, for both pediatric and adult patients at all UC4C locations. Pediatric patients and adult patients can book a clinic appointment below or walk in for coronavirus testing at any UC4C location.

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CORONAVIRUS TEST SCHEDULING

Urgent Care for Children offers quick and easy online scheduling to adult and pediatric patients interested in being tested for COVID-19. Rapid antigen, PCR, and antibody COVID-19 testing are available at all UC4C locations.

PEDIATRIC TESTING PROCESS

The easiest way to get COVID testing for your child is to make an appointment online by clicking the button above. This will allow you to schedule a convenient time for your visit, complete your paperwork ahead of your appointment, and message our staff with any questions.

When you arrive at one of our facilities, you will be able to check-in from your mobile phone and safely wait in your car. The clinic staff will message you with any questions or remaining registration steps, and they will notify you when a clean exam room is ready.

For the safety of our patients ages 21 and under, Urgent Care for Children enables patients to wait in their own cars but requires pediatric patients to be seen inside at all clinic locations.

ADULT TESTING PROCESS

Adults (ages 22+) are welcome to schedule their coronavirus testing appointment by clicking the button above or by walking into their preferred Urgent Care for Children location for testing. If you book a testing appointment, simply scan the QR code or text us upon arrival and a team member will assist you shortly. If you do not have an appointment, please come inside and our front desk team will begin your registration and testing process. Video tools allow adult patients to speak to one of our adult providers during their visit when one is not present in the clinic.

INSURANCE & COVID-19

UC4C is accepting most insurances for COVID-19 testing, and in many cases insurance providers are covering all costs for patients with COVID-19 symptoms or known exposure. We will file through your insurance, and you will receive a bill in the case that your copay or another amount is not covered.

GETTING YOUR TEST RESULTS

Rapid tests will receive test results the same day you are tested. PCR tests are sent to a third-party lab and results are typically reported within two to three days, but can vary with volumes. PCR test results will be posted to your patient portal as soon as they are available, and a provider will call you to discuss any positive results.

COVID-19 TESTING FOR TRAVEL

Urgent Care for Children offers PCR and rapid antigen COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic patients preparing to travel. Per insurance regulations, all COVID-19 tests performed for traveling purposes must be paid as a self-pay visit ($125). Once test results return, they will be posted to the patient’s individual portal. Patients are welcome to walk into their nearest UC4C location for travel COVID-19 testing or can save their spot online here.

If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at (205) 848-CARE (2273).

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CORONAVIRUS TESTING FAQs

Do I have to have a referral from a physician in order to be tested for COVID-19 at Urgent Care for Children?

No, we do not require a referral for coronavirus testing in adult or pediatric patients.

What insurances does Urgent Care for Children accept?

UC4C proudly accepts most insurances, including Medicaid.

How long does it take to get my coronavirus test results?

Rapid COVID-19 test results return in the same day the patient is swabbed. PCR test results typically return in two to three days.

Does Urgent Care for Children accept walk-ins for coronavirus testing?

Yes. Pediatric (ages zero to 21) and adult (ages 22+) patients are welcome to walk-in to their preferred location for COVID-19 testing.

I’ve arrived at Urgent Care for Children for my child’s COVID-19 testing appointment. What should I do next?

If you have a pediatric coronavirus testing appointment, please text our team, notify them of your arrival, and wait in your car. We will contact you as soon as a room is available.

I’m an adult and have scheduled my testing appointment. Do I need to complete a pre-screening?

No, adult patients do not need a pre-screening prior to arriving at Urgent Care for Children for their COVID-19 testing appointment. Our team will walk you through our seamless testing process upon arrival.

I’m an adult and have arrived for my testing appointment. What should I do next?

Upon arrival, adult patients should scan UC4C’s mobile check-in QR code at the front of the building or text our team to let them know that they have arrived, and then wait in their car. A team member will assist you shortly.

Does the Urgent Care for Children Team administer the COVID-19 test or are patients expected to swab themselves?

Our Team administers all COVID-19 tests. Patients do not swab themselves.

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COVID-19 FAQs

How does COVID-19 commonly present itself?

COVID-19 presents itself with mild to moderate symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms may appear within two to fourteen days after exposure.*

How can I best protect my child from contracting COVID-19?

Three of the best ways to protect your child from contracting COVID-19 are by following the basics of hand-washing, avoiding large crowds, and always wearing masks when with anyone who does not live in your home.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

The most reliable source to follow is the Centers for Disease Control.

*If you or your child are experiencing chest pains or difficulty breathing, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.