COVID-19 Testing

We offer same-day appointments and accept most insurance

As Jersey City’s premier primary care facility, your health and well-being is our top priority. At our multi-provider medical centers, we offer three different types of COVID-19 tests for adults and children.

Same-day or next-day appointments are also available for new and established patients.

Visit us online or call our office at 201 241-3769 to schedule your COVID-19 test. 

Signs You May Have COVID-19

A wide range of symptoms have been reported for people infected with COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have one of more of the following symptoms, you may have been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

  • Cough or sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue, fever or chills
  • Headache, muscle or body aches
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Contact our office today if you or a family member has any signs of COVID-19. Our friendly staff will get you scheduled in to see a doctor ASAP.

Our team of world-class medical providers are committed to your health and well-being.

With our experienced team of medical providers by your side, you’ll be equipped with the tools and treatments needed to achieve optimal health.

COVID-19 Tests Offered

We offer 3 different COVID-19 tests

At our centers we offer three different types of COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

  • Rapid Antigen TestThis nasal swab test detects viral proteins and can determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. Results in 15 minutes.

  • Standard PCR Test – This standard nasal viral PCR lab test can determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. Results in 1-2 business days.

  • Rapid PCR TestThe rapid PCR COVID-19 test combines the highest accuracy of PCR with speed and convenience. Results available in 2-4 hours.

Who Needs Testing For COVID-19?

You should get tested for COVID-19 if any of the following has happened within the last 14 days:

  • You developed symptoms of COVID-19.

  • You were in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with a person who has COVID-19.

  • You have been contacted and referred for testing by a healthcare provider, or your local or state health department.

If you are traveling to another country, you may also need to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. If you have planned surgery or being admitted to hospital, you may also require a test.

Call our office today or schedule an appointment online if you need a COVID-19 test. We offer same-day or next-day appointments. 

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We provide the highest quality patient care with compassion and professionalism. Whether it’s in-person or by video visit, feel free to reach out to us anytime.

Our Medical Team

Our doctors and staff are here to help you achieve optimal health.

Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals strives to foster a welcoming and patient-centered environment, where everyone feels valued, respected, and heard. We emphasize preventative medicine, and aim to empower individuals to take control of their health by providing education, guidance, and support.

Our goal is to be a trusted primary care provider that promotes lifelong health and wellness for you and your family.

COVID-19 Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect during a COVID-19 test?
All types of tests use nasal swabs, which look like a long Q-tip. The actual test takes less than a minute. We insert the nasal swab a few inches up each nostril and swirl it around for 10-15 seconds. You may experience a tickling sensation while the swab is in your nose, and after it is removed, you might sneeze or have runny eyes for a moment or two. The swab is sent to the lab for testing.
How much does a COVID-19 test cost?
Please check with your insurance company as many of them cover 100% of the costs.
Which COVID-19 test is the most accurate?
RT-PCR testing is considered the most accurate test to see if you are infected with the COVID-19 virus.
What is the difference between PCR Nasal Swab and an Antigen Test?
Antigen tests detect proteins given off by the virus during the peak of the infection cycle, but are not as sensitive as molecular PCR tests. You may get a negative result with antigen testing if you are infected but not near the peak of your infection cycle. This means that there is a higher chance of false negatives than with many molecular tests.
How long does it take to test positive for COVID-19 when exposed?
It can take almost a week after exposure to COVID-19 to register a positive test result. Evidence suggests that testing tends to be less accurate within three days of exposure, and the best time to get tested is five to seven days after you were exposed. Tests are even more accurate when patients are exhibiting symptoms. COVID-19’s incubation period lasts up to 14 days. If you have the virus, it takes time to build up in your system. Testing too close to an exposure could result in samples that don’t contain enough of the virus’ genetic material to register as a positive. A COVID-19 test is limited in that it represents only a snapshot in time.
Can I test negative and then later test positive?
Test results reflect the state of illness at the time when you are tested. A negative PCR test does not mean that an individual is free of infection, but rather only that, at that particular moment, the sample did not contain viral levels at a high enough concentration to be measured as a positive. If you are in the early stages of infection, it’s possible the test will not detect the virus and come back negative.
Does the COVID-19 test work for the Omicron Variant?
Yes, our tests will identify variants of the COVID-10 virus.
Get Access to Care When You Need It Most!
  • Same-day Appointments

    When you’re sick or injured you shouldn’t have to wait weeks to see a doctor, that’s why we offer same-day appoinments so you can get care when you need it most.

  • Video Visits

    Whether you’re traveling or get sick or injured after hours, you can have a video visit with a provider and get the help you need without leaving your home.

  • Online Scheduling

    Effortlessly book an in-office or video visit at your convenience right from your computer or mobile device with our user-friendly, online scheduling platform.

    Hospital Affiliations
    Jersey City Medical Center | RWJ Barnabas Health
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