Available COVID-19 Tests
What Test Do I Need?
The FDA put the explanation of what each test is for in this easy-to-understand video:
Aren’t COVID-19 tests Free?
Yes, many tests are free! Here’s a link to find free local testing sites from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Due to the convenience, cost, and speed to process these tests in a rapid fashion, we’re unable to bill public or private insurance.
Can You be Reimbursed for COVID-19 Tests?
Reach out directly to your insurance company and ask if they will reimburse you for an out-of-pocket rapid COVID-19 test. If so, ask what they’ll need and we’ll be happy to work with you to make sure you have the proper paperwork to submit to your insurance company.
Do Your Tests have QR Codes?
Our tests do not contain QR Codes. If you’re traveling internationally and need a QR code, please reach out to your airline/destination for in-network testing partners. Our test results are sent through SimpleReport, a United Stated Government run website that should be suitable for most purposes.
What happened to Oswald’s 1-hour and 24-72 hour PCR testing options?
As 24-72 hour PCR tests are available widely and covered by insurance, our partnership ended with Bridge Diagnostics who used to process those PCR tests in a lab in California. As we now have the equipment to do PCR testing in-house, we no longer need to overnight tests to the lab in California. Due to test cassette fragility, if we need to re-process a test for accurate results, we can no longer always promise 1 hour tests. If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
COVID-19 Testing at Oswald’s Pharmacy
Here are the details about our tests, testing process, and certified staff.