Screening and Testing
To help serve the community’s needs, BayCare provides access to various testing options at Urgent Care clinics throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Remember to only go to our Emergency Rooms if you have an emergency – our ERs are NOT doing public testing.
For Symptomatic Patients
BayCare Urgent Care clinics offer traditional PCR testing in conjunction with an urgent care visit and evaluation by a health care provider. The PCR test is sent to BayCare Laboratories for processing, and patients can receive results within 12 to 48 hours. Find an urgent care near you.
BayCare Urgent Care also can perform a rapid antigen test in combination with an urgent care visit and evaluation by a health care provider. The test is for symptomatic individuals within the first 7 days of symptom onset. Patients receive results in 15 minutes.
For Asymptomatic Individuals
BayCare offers an effective and reliable rapid PCR test that can detect COVID-19 in 30 minutes. The test is available by appointment at thirteen BayCare Urgent Care locations to asymptomatic people wishing to confirm they are negative for COVID-19, such as before traveling. The test is not billed to insurance but is available as a self-pay service at a cost of $150. Urgent Care centers offering Rapid COVID-19 PCR Tests.
Getting your test done in the emergency room will result in additional facility and physician fees. If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the online screening tool helps direct you to the right care and resources.