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"Since I haven’t lived in Portland long I Googled looking for Covid-19 testing sites. About an hour later I had a negative result. I’m especially grateful to Kim for coming outside to test me and giving me a generous dose of human compassion. Thank you."
Wondering if you have "just a cold, the flu or possibly COVID-19"?
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Those infected have a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms include: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea. At Portland Urgent Care we provide COVID-19 virus testing for individuals with symptoms, those who need pre/post travel authorization, employer screening and other requirements.
If you have symptoms or have been recently exposed (3-5 days prior) you must make a COVID-19 Telemedicine Consult appoint first.
Once the U.S. coronavirus public health emergency period is no longer in place, Insurance Carriers will not be required to waive cost share (copay, coinsurance and deductible) for in network and out-of-network tests.
What this means for patients getting tested: you will be receiving a bill for testing even if you are symptomatic or you were exposed to someone that tested positive.
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Please click on the appropriate link below to access the fillable PDF form for the Oregon Health Authority. After the form is completed please PRINT and bring it to your appointment.
If you have symptoms, make a telemedicine appointment first.
If you don't have symptoms you will come into the clinic at your appointed time.
Testing will just take a few minutes.
4. Get results
COVID-19 RAPID and RT-PCR test results are available within 2 hours via the patient portal.
The provider will explain your test results and instruct you accordingly.
COVID-19 RAPID PCR TEST (RT-PCR)The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test is a molecular in vitro diagnostic test utilizing end point reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and lateral flow technologies for the qualitative, visual detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The four steps utilized to perform the test are lysis of the virus, reverse transcription of viral RNA to cDNA, nucleic acid amplification, and detection.
Test results are for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. The SARS-CoV-2 RNA is generally detectable in upper respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection. The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test has been released under FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection), and can be used in applications that require molecular/ RT-PCR testing.
Many travel restrictions require a RT-PRC, molecular, or NAAT test be conducted prior to arrival at the destination. The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 test satisfies most travel requirements; however, it is the purchaser's responsibility to verify the test will be accepted for travel prior to purchase.
COVID-19 ANTIGEN (RAPID) TEST
Rapid tests are less accurate than the PCR test and are best used for those who are having symptoms of COVID-19. The advantage of this test is a quick turnaround time of only 2 hours.
The test is often done in your car after a telemedicine evaluation with a clinic provider.
If you have symptoms or have been recently exposed (3-5 days prior) you must make a TeleMED appoint first. Call 503-249-9000
If you would like a rapid test, have no symptoms and were not recently exposed you can make your appointment online.
Test results will be posted to your online portal as soon as they are available.
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING:The Antibody test is for those who are not symptomatic but have had symptoms in the past. A positive result means you were likely infected by the COVID-19 virus. Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 provides protection from getting infected with the virus again. But it is not known how much protection the antibodies provide or how long this protection may last. Please make your Antibody test appointment online.
Test result are available the same day and posted to your online portal.
Click on links below for Antibody Testing Fact Sheets.
Download: Antibody Fact Sheet for Recipents.pdf
Download: Antibody Fact Sheet for Providers .pdf
The HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program will stop accepting claims for testing and treatment due to lack of sufficient funds. This program was available only for those who are uninsured. For more information, please see the HRSA website.
Antibody Testing available - please ask about insurance coverage. For COVID-19 Antibody tests, phone or schedule an appointment online.
Yes, RT-PCR is the most commonly used NAAT technique for detecting specific nucleic acid in a sample. Data reported by the FDA on a variety of NAAT's showed that the LoD of the Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test is comparable to the best lab-based RT-PCR test and far more sensitive than all other rapid methods tested.
Wear a face mask.
Social distance – maintain 6 feet distance.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-70% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.