Symptoms:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
 
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Rapid COVID-19 Evaluation

  • Are you at risk for contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • Have you recently been in an area known for community spread of COVID-19?
  • Do you believe you have been around someone exposed to COVID-19?
  • Have you been in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing fever, cough, headache, or shortness of breath?
  • Is your spouse, child, or family member a healthcare worker?
  • Are you a healthcare worker, first responder, nurse, doctor, or someone that interacts with patients every day?

 

If your answer is YES to any of these questions, it may be time to get COVID-19 evaluation completed.

 

Below are the three types of COVID-19 tests: 

1. Antigen Test

Results typically back in 15 Minutes

Rapid antigen tests are easily performed with a nasal swab. The test detects viral protein in an actively infected person. The manufacturer published data that states that the test is 100% specific (Meaning: if it is positive it is 100% accurate), and that it is 80% sensitive (meaning: if it is negative, it is 80% accurate).

Criteria for who should be tested has changed many times over the past two months. There is often some variation between federal, state and local guidelines, though for the most part they are consistent. A consistent recommendation had been only SYMPTOMATIC persons should have an Ag test

2. Antibody Test

Results typically back in 1 to 2 days

Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and usually provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity). Antibodies are disease specific. For example, measles antibody will protect a person who is exposed again to measles but will have no effect if the person is exposed to mumps.

Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose active COVID-19 infection.

3. Molecular (PCR) Test

Results typically back in 1 to 2 days

PCR tests are performed with a nasal or oral swab. The test detects viral genetic material (RNA). It is considered very accurate but takes more time. If you have symptoms, and other tests are not showing it, then you may need to consider a PCR test.

Where to get tested:

Austin Public Health

15 Waller St.

Free: Yes

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: By-Appointment

Rapid: No

 

 

Tarrytown Pharmacy

8500 Shoal Creek Blvd #200

2727 Exposition Blvd #105

14360 Falcon Head Boulevard Ste. 110

101 W 3rd St Parking

Free: No, $130

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8 AM – 10 PM (Shoal Creek), 9 AM – 5 PM (Exposition), 9 AM – 3 PM (Lake Travis/Westlake), 9 AM – 3:30 PM  (Downtown)

Rapid: Yes

Texas MedClinic

Multiple Locations

Free: No (If you do not have any symptoms, have not been exposed, and receive a negative test result the fee for rapid testing with same day result is $162.00, If you do not have any symptoms and test positive a medical evaluation will be required and may incur an additional cost, If you do not have any symptoms and have been exposed a medical evaluation will be required and may incur an additional cost)

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8 AM – 11 PM

Rapid: Yes

ARCpoint Labs of Austin North

6448 E Hwy 290, Suite E105, Austin, TX 78723

Free: No ($125 for rapid Antigen test, $199 for PCR test, $131 for Antibody test)

Insurance Required: No, but can provide receipt for insurance reimbursement

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday

Rapid: Yes

CommUnityCare

Multiple Locations

Free: Yes

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: Vary by Location

Rapid: No

*Due to capacity limitations at both Pflugerville and William Cannon locations, they are no longer offering drive up testing at these sites.*

CareNow Urgent Care

Multiple Locations

Free: No

Insurance Required: No, but $250 self-pay

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM Monday-Friday, weekend hours differ by location

Rapid: No

CVS Pharmacy

Multiple Locations

Free: Yes

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: By-Appointment

Rapid: Some Locations

Austin Emergency Center

Multiple Locations (Far West, Mueller, Anderson Mill, South Lamar)

Free: No

Insurance Required: Yes, or self-pay (cost not listed)

Referral Required: No

Hours: 24 Hours

Rapid: Yes, 24 Hours or Less

Remedy

3200 Jones Rd.

Free: No

Insurance Required: No, but self-pay available

Referral Required: No, but video visit done first

Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM (By-Appointment)

Rapid: Yes


Baylor Scott & White

Multiple Locations

Free: Yes

Insurance Required: No, but $90 self-pay

Referral Required: Yes

Hours: By-Appointment

Rapid: No

Ascension Seton

Multiple Locations

Free: Yes

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: Yes

Hours: By-Appointment

Rapid: No

Austin Regional Clinic

Multiple Locations

Free: No (Most insurance companies have agreed to cover costs, please check with your health plan)

Insurance Required: No, self-pay available

Referral Required: No, but video visit done first

Hours: Vary by location

Rapid: No, but 24-48 hour turnaround time

Allied Mobile Services

Multiple Locations

Free: No, $137 (on location service incurs additional fee)

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM (Dripping Springs), 9 AM – 4 PM (All Other Austin Locations)

Rapid: Yes, 10 minute results

Curative

Multiple Locations

Free: Yes

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: Vary by location

Rapid: No, but 24-48 hour turnaround time

Any Lab Test Now

Multiple Locations

Free: No ($129 for rapid Antigen test, $229 for PCR test, $129 for Antibody test) specialize in Covid-19 RT-PCR travel test, results in 1-3 days. Appointment required.

Insurance Required: No, but can provide receipt for insurance reimbursement

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

Rapid: Yes, same day

Austin COVID Labs

1310 E 51st St.

Free: No, $35

Insurance Required: No, but free with insurance

Referral Required: No

Hours: They come to your business! Or, drive-thru and outdoor testing.

Rapid: Yes, as well as nasal PCR and antibody

ProResults Drug & DNA Testing

7801 North Lamar, B-159

Free: No

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM Monday-Friday

Rapid: Yes

Total Care, Total Men’s, Total Medical

Multiple Locations

Free: No

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: Vary

Rapid: Yes

TeVido BioDevices

10931 Jollyville Rd. Bldg 100

Free: No ($200 RT-PCR test, saliva sample). Specializes in international travel, possible exposure and family visits.

Insurance Required: No, self pay. They provide results and itemized receipt.

Referral Required: No

Hours: By appointment only, booked online (all appointments are in the morning Monday-Friday)

Rapid: Yes, same day results.

Martin’s Wellness at Lamar Plaza Drug Store

1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 550

Free: No, $125

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 9:00AM-1:00PM M-F

Rapid: Yes

24 Hour COVID Test

1908 W William Cannon Dr

Free: No

Insurance Required: No, self pay pricing is available for non-insured patients or for those who do not qualify for testing under the CARES Act. Please call the office at 281-351-8378 for pricing information. Testing ranges from $139-$200.

Referral Required: No

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm

Rapid: No

Austin COVID 19 Rapid Testing

4010 North Lamar Boulevard

Free: No, $149 for Rapid Antigen and $169 for Rapid Molecular

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM

Rapid: Yes

Pro-Lab Diagnostics

21 Cypress Blvd, Suite 1155

Free: No. $135 without insurance, billed under Cares Act

Insurance Required: Not required, but all types of insurance accepted. $35 processing fee for insurance.

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8am – 8pm, no appointment needed

Rapid: No, but Same-Day PCR available

Wilder Diagnostics

Free: No, $50

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, Mon – Fri

Rapid: Same-day results with PCR-based saliva test

Ally Medical Emergency Rooms

Various Locations

Free: No, insurance or self-pay

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 24 Hours

Rapid: Yes

XPressTest

They come to you – up to 60 miles outside of Austin

Free: No, $185.00

Insurance Required: No

Referral Required: No

Hours: 8am – 8pm

Rapid: Yes

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ANTIBODY TESTING

 

ProResults Drug & DNA Testing

7801 North Lamar, B-159

Offering Rapid COVID19 Antibiodies Testing that has EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) by the FDA and meets standards for accuracy. Schedule an appointment by calling (512) 374-9977 or emailing info@proresultsaustin.com. No referral needed; no insurance required; cash or credit accepted.

Austin Regional Clinic

Multiple Locations

ARC offers antibody testing for individuals and businesses. If you have a lab order from an ARC physician, you can make an appointment at any ARC clinic for a blood draw. Businesses can call 512-407-8686 to set up an account. Results take about 3-5 days. Insurance accepted or 25% off cash discount.

CareNow Urgent Care

Multiple Locations

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) or have been in recent contact with the virus, you can use their Web Check-In to come into a CareNow clinic. After evaluating you, their urgent care providers can order the antibody test.

Any Lab Test Now

Multiple Locations

Flat fee of $129 and can schedule an appointment online.

FastMed Urgent Care

Multiple Locations

The test requires a provider evaluation. Please check in online, complete your e-registration, and choose to receive a text when they are ready for you to come into the clinic.

LabCorp at Walgreens

1920 E. Riverside Dr, 9801 Manchaca

The test can be performed in person or can use an at-home testing kit.

Quest Diagnostics

3708 Jefferson St Suite B

Need to have an order from a doctor or available to purchase online without a doctor referral; test cost is $119.

Total Care, Total Men’s, Total Medical

Multiple Locations

Offers FDA-authorized antibodies tests (the first healthcare system in TX to attain them). Insurance accepted, otherwise the test is $149.


UTHealth Austin

1601 Trinity St Building A

Antibody testing is limited to new and established UT Health Austin patients. Patients may call 1-833-UT-CARES (833-882-2737) to schedule a telehealth appointment with WorkLife to 1) determine if testing is appropriate and 2) discuss the implications of the test results for their individual situation. Self-pay cost is $80 for screening and testing plus an additional $70 lab charge.

Victory Medical

Multiple Locations

Cost is $45 for test plus an office visit charge that is collected at time of visit even for people with insurance. If you have insurance you will be refunded.

Barbarino Surgical Arts at Kalologie 360 Spa

1100 S. Lamar Blvd, Ste 2120

Offering FDA COVID antibody testing. Cost is $119. Call (310) 766-6451 to schedule!

Accessing Essentials

  • HEB Curbside
    • Fee: Free for First-time users. Service is free or $4.95
  • Walmart Pick-Up
  • Favor
    • Fee: $7.95 for delivery with $4.95 personal shopper fee
  • Instacart
    • Fee: Free delivery on your first order, $3.99 if order is over $35.00, $7.99 if order is under $35.00 (They also charge 3% fee to the price of each product, 5% service fee and 5% for tip for the driver)

If you do not drive or have a friend, family or neighbor who can pick up items and deliver them to your home or if you need help buying food, please call 512-972-6240.

Medication

  • Walgreens
    • Delivery Fee: Free if order is over $35
  • CVS
    • Delivery Fee: Many locations are waiving fees due to COVID-19
  • HEB
  • Walmart
    • Fee: Free Standard Delivery (5-7 business days), $8 2nd Day Delivery, $15 Overnight Delivery

If your pharmacy does not have a delivery option, check if they have a drive-thru location. You may call the pharmacy and find out if they can transfer your refill to another location for a one-time pick-up.