COVID-19 RAPID TEST & PCR TEST
Valmed Pharmacy is now offering the Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test for $98 and Covid-19 PCR Test for $128. Tests are available by appointment only and will be administered curbside in your vehicle. The process takes around 15 minutes, if you have completed your paperwork online.
Preparing to get tested? Follow these quick steps to schedule online today.
CONSENT FORM & INFORMATION
Please review and complete the following consent form to receive either the Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test or the Covid-19 PCR Test. The Rapid Antigen Test is $98 and the PCR Test is $128, both are self pay only. We will provide you with a receipt and the proper billing codes so you can submit it to your health insurance provider for reimbursement. Upon completion of your consent form, you will have the option to download a PDF copy for your records.
After completing your consent form, please schedule your curbside appointment by selecting which test you would like to receive below. Appointments available from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. If you would like to schedule an appointment outside of those hours, please call (806) 350-6337.
When you arrive for your appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (806) 350-6337.
Additionally, if you need to make changes to your appointment please call (806) 350-6337.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2?
The BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARSCoV-2 is a type of rapid test called an antigen test. Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 in nasal swabs.
What are the differences between Antigen tests and PCR COVID-19 tests?
There are different kinds of diagnostic tests for COVID19. PCR tests are the most common type of molecular test to detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests detect proteins from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but are not as sensitive as PCR tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection.
What are the known and potential risks and benefits of the test?
Potential risks include:
What does it mean if I have a positive test result?
If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. Therefore, it is also likely that you may be placed in isolation to avoid spreading the virus to others. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result). Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on your test result(s) along with your medical history, and your symptoms.
STAY HOME: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
Separate yourself from other people. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home.
Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
When to seek emergency medical attention?
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
What does it mean if I have a negative Rapid Antigen test result?
A negative test result means that proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative.
You've quarentined for 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
You haven't had a fever within 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*
Who should get tested?
People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
People who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
People who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot socially distance as needed, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings.
People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, localexternal icon or state health department.
I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms
How much does each test cost?
Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test - $98 self pay
Can you bill my health insurance for this test?
We only accept self pay for this test, but we'll provide you with a reciept and the proper billing codes so you can turn it into your insurance provider for reimbursement.
New loss of taste or smell
Shortness of breath.
Congestion or runny nose.
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
New rash on toes or feet
I need to be tested as a requirement before I travel
When will I recieve my test results?
Your test results will be availble within 15 minutes. You will have the option to either wait in your vehicle for your results, or recieve a call back within 90 minutes after you've tested.
Your test results will be availble within 24 - 72 hours. You will receive a call back with your results as soon as they are avaiable.
What tests do you offer?
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Nasal Swab) by BD Veritor:
It's a rapid test (15-minute results) performed with a nasal swab to detect if you are actively infected with Covid-19. Test results are provided by our Pharamcy using the new BD Veritor analyzer, which is FDA Emergency Use Authorization approved.
It's a nasal swab test performed to detect if you are actively infected with Covid-19. Test results are provided by an external lab within 24-72 hours.
- Some employers may require you to have a PCR test so check with your current employer to determine which test they require you to have.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, we do not accept walk-ins.
What does it mean if I have a negative PCR test result?
A negative PCR test means you were probably not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, it doesn’t mean you won’t get sick – it only means that you didn’t have COVID-19 at the time of testing. It is possible that you were very early in your infection when your sample was collected and that you could test positive later. Or you could be exposed later and then develop the illness. In other words, a negative test result does not rule out getting sick later.