** Please note that all appointments will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Due to limited access and the time-sensitive nature of COVID testing, appointments cannot be rescheduled, or transferred. Only book an appointment if you intend to get tested. Do not book an appointment if you intend to keep searching elsewhere **
*If you often have issues with dry nasal cavities/bleeding, please use a humidifier in your bedroom the night before or in the hours leading up to your appointment, as it may help reduce the likelihood of a bloody nose.
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 convenience, cost, and speed to administer this test in rapid fashion, we’re currently unable to bill public or private insurance.
Do you bill insurance? Due to the nature of this rapid test, we are unable to bill insurance. Under the CARES act, most tests are covered. Oswald’s will supply you with a digital receipt and a paper copy of your test results to submit for reimbursement. Call your insurance company in advance to confirm they’ll cover rapid tests.
When should I take this test? If you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, unless you’re symptomatic, wait 5-7 days after that contact to schedule your antigen test. That’s when the most accurate results will be read. If you’re symptomatic, you can sign up for a test as soon as you’re able.
Will this test allow me to travel/work if someone needs proof? It depends. This is an antigen test. Check with whatever agency, organization or business is requiring a test. Some require PCR/molecular tests, which this is not. If they allow rapid antigen tests, this will work. We also offer antibody tests here.
I’m asymptomatic, can’t I just walk in? Unfortunately not. We need all tests to be taken from your car, parked in the back of our store. Our workflow and choice to put the test in the back of the store is to protect patient privacy, our technician and other customers from those tests that are positive.
Why can’t I schedule a test further than 1 week in advance? If you have symptoms, you want to get tested as soon as possible. If you have come in contact with someone, and are asymptomatic, wait 5-7 days from the day of possible exposure before getting tested. That’s the time the virus could potentially be incubating, but won’t be detectable until days 5-7. Put simply, if you thing you were exposed, wait 5-7 days to be tested if you remain asymptomatic.
Schedule an appointment for a PCR/Molecular COVID-19 Test today. Get your test results in 48 hours*. *If using for travel we recommend scheduling 72 hours in advance. Occasionally if the lab is backed up during peak travel dates, results may not be emailed for up to 72 hours. If you have any detailed questions regarding…
THIS IS NOT A TEST TO SEE IF YOU HAVE COVID-19! DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC, OR WANT TO FIND OUT IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE COVID-19. If you are symptomatic looking for a COVID-19 test, please click here. Choose either a Molecular/PCR test or a rapid antigen test. If you are looking for a test…
****COMING MID AUGUST 2021**** Oswald’s uses the BD Veritor SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A+B rapid antigen testing system for COVID-19, Influenza A, and Influenza B. One sample. Three tests. Reliable results. Combo testing for COVID-19** and Flu A+B is here. With COVID-19 still infecting people around the globe, regular flu season is just around the corner.…