"The process for getting my COVID test at this location was shockingly efficient and simple in comparison to other locations around town. They turned my inconvenience of needing a test today into a not-so-inconvenient experience. Highly recommend."
- Rachel L.
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The proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test is now required by many airlines and travel destinations before you can obtain your boarding pass. When planning a trip be sure to know the specific requirements for your departure, connection and destination cities, check and stay up-to-date about the latest guidelines so you do not get left at the gate.
Getting a COVID-19 test for travel is easy at Portland Urgent Care. Walk-in or Book an Appointment, Get Tested and Get Results.
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Or your can book your "COVID Test - For Travel / Event" within the required time for your destination. Booking an appointment is easy, and we're open 7 days a week!
2. Get Tested
At Portland Urgent Care we offer RT-PCR test results the same day. Bring your ID and Passport number for reporting documentation.
3. Get Results
The RT-PCR test results are available the same day through our portal. The documentation will include: Your name, address, phone, passport number and collection date and time, and QR code to validate your results.
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.
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.
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR ID AND PASSPORT FOR REPORTING
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.
COVID-19 RAPID and RT-PCR tests are available within 2 hours via the patient portal.
COVID-19 PCR Lab results available in 72-96 hours. (subject to change)
The provider will explain your test results and instruct you accordingly.
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Do fully vaccinated travelers need to be tested for COVID-19 before leaving the United States?
Most destinations require travelers to be tested before arriving to their city, however, the United States does not require testing to leave.
Can I fly if I'm not vaccinated against COVID-19?
Check with your airlines and destination city to find out what the latest requirements are as they change frequently and possibly while traveling.
If a negative COVID-19 test is required by your destination, can an airline deny boarding a passenger?
Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.
When can you travel after being vaccinated for COVID-19?
In many cases, vaccinated passengers do not have to quarantine at their destination, however it is necessary to check updated information to find out the requirements.
Can I travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are fully vaccinated or in some countries with high cases not at all.
Is it mandatory to test negative for COVID-19 when entering the US?
Yes, at this time all air passengers, 2 years or older, traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 viral test result or documentation of recovery unless exempted.
What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19 before a flight?
People should self-isolate and delay their travel if symptoms develop or a pre-departure test result is positive until they have recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must refuse to board anyone who does not present a negative test result for COVID-19 or documentation of recovery.
Is the PCR test for COVID-19 accurate?
PCR tests remain the gold standard for detecting an active COVID-19 infection. The tests have accurately detected COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.