NOW ONLY TAKING APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID 19 TESTS
Due to a higher demand for testing, we are asking patients to call the clinic for an appointment. We are not accepting walk-ins for COVID 19 testing. Please do not come to the clinic for a COVID 19 test without an appointment.
Please call our clinic at 706-310-0324 (Watkinsville) or 706-343-4043 (Madison).
***All other Urgent Care services (fractures, acute illnesses, laceration, injures, ect.) do not require an appointment and can still be seen on a walk-in basis***
COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
As of June, 2020, we are administering three Covid-19 tests in the clinic. We offer two tests in-house: the antigen and antibody rapid tests. One is nasal and one is a blood draw. The third test we offer is the molecular nasal swab. This test is sent out to a testing lab and it will take 2-5 days to get the results.
At present, some insurance companies are covering the cost of the test. The cash pay price is $60 for the test. Clinic visit fees still apply. Clinic visit fees and any other procedures will be billed to insurance. Cash/Self pay clinic office visit fee is $150.
Clinic procedures remain in place for Covid-19 patients. All patients who believe they may have Covid-19 or have been exposed will see a provider from their car. Please park your car in a parking space and call our clinic when you arrive. We will step you through the process over the phone.
In order to get COVID-19 rapid-test at Urgent Care of Oconee
You must first call the clinic for an appointment.
After you have been given an appointment time, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach:
Driver’s license copy
Insurance card(s) (front/back)
New Patient Packet (4 pages all filled out).
Under "patient resources" tab on our website you can access our "new patient packet." Please type answers into the document if possible, download to your computer, and email back to us. We will accept a photo of each page if you are not able to type the answers into the document and need to instead hand-write it.
*IMPORTANT* Under the email’s subject—> please write the location in which you are getting seen at (Watkinsville or Madison), your confirmed appointment time, AND the car model/color you will be driving in.
When you arrive in our parking lot, text your name, date of birth, car make/model and car color to (706) 510-5618 if your appointment is in Watkinsville and (706) 318-6011 for Madison. We will respond when it is your turn to get in line or if we need any information from you.
***If you are a current patient and all of your information is up-to-date, then we do not need you to fill out the forms***
COVID TESTING HOURS
COVID HOURS FOR NONSYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS:
Monday - Friday = 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday = 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday = 12:00pm - 4:00pm
We are testing our COVID patients outside. If bad weather becomes an issue, for the safety of our staff and patients, we will stop testing until the weather has passed.
Coronavirus Disease 2019
Symptoms & Testing
Home page for COVID-19 symptoms with links to symptoms, testing and reduced stigma.
There are three types of lab testing methods/platforms available, which detect the virus in different ways:
· Viral antigen
· Host antibody tests (serology
During the rise of Viral RNA and Viral Antigen levels, a molecular (PCR or isothermal nucleic acid amplification based) or viral antigen test detects the presence of the virus. Often times, these molecular and viral antigen tests can be used as the primary basis for diagnosing your patient’s condition. Rather than going through the normal approval process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is permitting all COVID-19 molecular and viral antigen tests to be cleared through its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process during the pandemic.
Host antibody (serology) tests detect the IgM and IgG antibodies that indicate your patient has developed an immune response to the virus. Typically, the results of these tests are not used as the sole basis for your diagnosis. Because of their complementary role, FDA is permitting COVID-19 serology tests to be brought to market without any formal FDA review (at minimum, a manufacturer must notify FDA that its test has been validated).