COVID Tests Are Available at No Cost to Patients.
University Place Medical Clinic offers in-person and take home COVID testing.
Free COVID-19 testing is available in our clinic regardless of immigration or insurance status.
What to bring to your testing appointment:
- A photo ID with date of birth
- Insurance card, if you have insurance. You will not be charged for the test.
PCR COVID Test
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is the gold standard and accurate and reliable test for diagnosing COVID-19. A positive test means you likely have COVID-19. A negative test means you probably did not have COVID-19 at the time of the test.
PCR is only offered by appointment. Patients who are exposed or have COVID symptoms are strongly advised to not enter the clinic. When you arrive in the parking lot, please remain in your vehicle, call the front office and wait for the medical staff to swab your nose.
Rapid (Antigen) Test
Antigen Test is intended for the qualitative detection of the antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal or anterior nasal swab specimens directly collected from individuals who are either suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first five days of symptom onset or from individuals without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect COVID-19 when tested twice over two or three days with at least 24 hours and no more than 48 hours between tests.
Requires prescription from Healthcare provider and Standing Orders and results will be available in 20 minutes.
Home Test Kits
COVID home test kits are available for free. Patients are welcome to walk in and pick up COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kits. For more information, please read the below instructions: