Attention:  Rapid testing will be suspended for the holiday weekend.  Testing will be open through Friday morning and resume again on Monday morning.

Rapid Testing Questions Answered:

We hope you find these FAQs helpful.  Please continue to refer back to our website frequently for updates and changes to our testing policies.

How do you sign up for rapid COVID testing?

Visit our website and fill out a quick online form and someone from our team will call you to complete your registration and provide you with a time window to visit The Urgency Room in Woodbury for testing.  All callbacks and testing will happen the same day.

Can you call in for an appointment?

No.  At this time test scheduling is only available online.

How do you determine who gets the tests?

Testing will be scheduled in the order they are received online. The form is active at 8am every day.

What if there are no rapid tests available?

We can still perform the standard COVID test in Woodbury.  You do not need to pre-register for the standard test.  We will call you with your results in 2-5 days.

Can you sign up for more than one test?

You can request more than one test for people in the same family and household.  You may not request tests for friends or significant others.

What happens when you show up for your rapid COVID test?

You will be tested and will receive your results before you are discharged.  Your provider will review your results with you and go over any necessary treatment plan or discharge instructions based on your results.

Can you drive up for COVID testing?

We do not offer any form of drive-through testing at this time.

Is COVID testing covered by your insurance?

We recommend you check with your individual insurance carrier on your testing coverage.  At The Urgency Room you will also see a provider.  Coverage for the test and visit will depend on your individual insurance and plan.

What can you expect if you visit The Urgency Room in Woodbury with COVID symptoms but didn't sign up online?

We are unable to perform the rapid test without pre-registration.  You can choose to have the standard COVID test and we will call you with your results within 2-5 days.

What is the accuracy of the Rapid ID NOW COVID test what about false negatives?

Abbot states that various studies are demonstrating ID NOW COVID test performance is between ≥94.7% and ≥98.6% agreement. At The Urgency Room, you’ll be tested for COVID and assessed by a doctor for your unique situation; a provider will talk with you about your plan including the plan in the case of a false negative.   

What if you show up to Eagan or Vadnais Heights and wish to be tested for COVID?

Stable patients with concerns for COVID will be diverted to Woodbury for further treatment. Our Woodbury location is roughly 15 minutes from both Eagan and Vadnais Heights Urgency Room locations.

Are antibody tests available?

No, at this time we are not conducting antibody tests at The Urgency Room.

Still Have Questions About COVID Testing?

Send us a message and we'll get back to you!  Messages are returned within one business day, from 10am to 9pm, Monday through Friday.  Messages are not monitored on the weekends but we will follow up with you at the start of the next business week.

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