COVID Testing Cleveland
We offer fast and affordable COVID-19 testing 7 days a week. Walk-in one of our 4 urgent care clinics in the North Ridgeville, Avon Lake, Mayfield Heights, Parma, Ohio and surrounding areas, no appointment required.
Get a COVID Test & Results in 3 Easy Steps
We make access to COVID-19 testing sites easy and stress-free with walk-in COVID testing, no appointment required. We’re open 7 days a week and offer rapid travel-approved COVID testing, rapid antigen and antibody testing. Please note, our rapid PCR test is not PCR brand, but it IS NAAT travel-approved and FDA-approved covid testing so you can get cleared for travel. You’ll take 3 quick and easy steps to get your COVID-19 test and receive your results.
Walk-In or Schedule An Appointment
Walk-In or schedule your COVID test visit, no appointment is required. The quickest method of COVID testing is a telehealth visit as it allows you to skip the lobby for your covid test.
Visit One Of Our Clinics
If you scheduled an in-person visit, you’ll head to the front desk upon arrival with your ID and insurance card(s) and our friendly receptionist will get you checked-in. Please do not check-in from your car – you must come into the facility for us to know you’re here.
If you had a telemed visit with us for your COVID screening, our provider will have provided you with a number to call upon arrival for your COVID test (avoids the lobby wait).
Wait For Your Results
After you visit with our provider for your brief COVID screening, you’ll receive the appropriate COVID test for your needs. Rapid COVID tests results are provided in 15 minutes and you’ll have your covid test results before you leave.
We now offer two types of PCR or rapid travel-approved COVID testing. Our rapid travel-approved COVID testing provides you with results within 15 minutes and is FDA approved. Our send-out PCR COVID test is still available and provides results within 2-4 days. Please note, our rapid PCR test is not PCR brand, but it is NAAT travel-approved covid testing, accepted for most travel.
COVID Pricing FAQ
How much will my COVID visit and covid test cost me?
Depending on which covid test you’re looking for, insurance may cover part of your visit. We accept most insurance but you’ll need to contact your insurance company to discuss what’s covered for your exact plan at urgent care centers and for covid testing as well as what your co-pay will be for your initial visit. If you would like self-pay cost or to make sure we accept your insurance plan, please contact our front desk closest to you and they will gladly provide you with exact amounts due for your visit (click here to visit our locations page).
About Our COVID-19 Tests
We test with a nasal swab for active Coronavirus infections and test for previous infection. A blood test (simple single finger prick) identifies antibodies, which indicate a previous COVID infection- the antibody test is a simple finger prick, even most children do well with these. We offer rapid antibody, rapid antigen, and PCR COVID testing. We now offer rapid travel-approved COVID testing so you’ll have your results within 15 minutes! Please note, our rapid PCR test is not PCR brand, but is NAAT travel-approved covid testing.
Rapid COVID Tests
The rapid antigen COVID test is recommended when patients already have COVID-19 symptoms and need a result the same day. The rapid antigen test is most accurate if taken within five days of experiencing symptoms. Using a swab, our provider will collect a mucus sample from your nostril. Rapid antigen COVID tests are on-the-spot screening tests that detect proteins in the virus and deliver results within minutes before you leave our office. We now offer rapid travel-approved COVID testing with results provided to you within 15 minutes!
PCR COVID Test
Considered the gold standard for coronavirus tests, the PCR COVID test can detect the virus within a few days of infection, even when no symptoms are present. The PCR test works best for patients with current symptoms, who are planning to travel and need the PCR test, or for exposure of COVID who have been within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for the virus. Results are usually available within 2-4 days.
Rapid Antibody COVID Test
If you’re asymptomatic after exposure to COVID-19, it doesn’t mean you were not infected. The antibody blood test can indicate a patient has had an active COVID case. The antibody test detects antibodies to COVID-19, developed after either exposure to the virus or after a vaccination. Test results come back in approx. 15 minutes. This test doesn’t detect active infections.
RAPID PCR Equivalent COVID Test
We’re now offering walk-in rapid PCR equivalent COVID-19 testing with results in 5-15 minutes. No more waiting for your PCR test to come back in order to take that flight! The Abbott ID Now COVID test is a NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test). This test is authorized by almost all countries for travel (Antigua and Japan being the exception). No appointment needed, just walk-in for your RAPID travel-approved COVID test!
Virtual COVID Screening
Health Express now offers telehealth visits from the comfort and privacy of your own home! Schedule your screening from our website. We accept most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. During your telehealth visit, we will schedule your no-wait COVID testing appointment at our COVID-19 test location nearest to you.
Do you think you
Exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t guarantee you’ll develop an active case. You may also have the virus without any symptoms. While most people experience mild symptoms and recover relatively quickly, there are individuals who develop severe coronavirus symptoms and require hospitalization.
Here’s a list of what to look for if you think you might have COVID-19:
In some cases, patients experience a loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. These are non-life-threatening COVID symptoms.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you need medical care as soon as possible.
Call your healthcare provider’s office or the hospital before you arrive. This helps hospital staff ensure they treat you in a designated environment where they can limit COVID exposure to everyone else.
There are symptoms unique to children with coronavirus. They may develop a rash accompanied by blue or purple lesions on their feet and toes.
Regardless of age, anytime you experience a persistent cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms that don’t get better in a few days, you should contact your healthcare provider.
Also, each state has a COVID-19 hotline you can access 24/7. The hotline provides answers to questions about symptoms, treatments, and vaccines. Your state’s health department website should provide links where you can get information, including the number of cases in each local community.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. Coronaviruses cause the common cold, but the one responsible for the current pandemic is a recent discovery. Researchers are still learning about this new virus.
Most people who develop an active case of the COVID-19 virus experience mild to moderate respiratory symptoms. They usually recover at home without medical treatment. Older adults, and people with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of developing a more serious reaction to the illness.
Using the most current information available, we know we can slow down and even prevent transmission of the virus. Use good hand washing techniques or apply an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently. Avoid touching your face.
The best way to prevent COVID is to be well-informed about the virus. Learn about the symptoms and how the virus spreads.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through the air. It travels on droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Join your community in preventing the spread by washing hands frequently and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. If you feel sick, stay home so that you don’t risk the health of someone else.
How to determine if you need a COVID test
Every testing site uses testing guidelines set by the state’s health department. Here, we allow the patient to determine whether they need a COVID-19 screening. Unlike other providers, we don’t require physician referral, our provider will evaluate you upon arrival.
We follow state guidelines with regards to our procedures for COVID tests. If you have questions or aren’t sure you need testing, contact us for assistance. A member of our staff can answer your questions, including questions about health insurance.
Safety measures we're taking for our patients
We’re concerned about the safety and well-being of all patients who come into the urgent care center. We’ve put guidelines in place to limit your exposure to COVID-19. You can use our paperless registration option and register and book ahead online or you can walk-in and register at the front desk.
How COVID Testing Works
COVID testing in the Cleveland area looks much like it does all over the country. We suggest taking advantage of our virtual screening process first. Should you decide you want or need to visit one of our testing sites, your provider will give you specific instructions during your virtual visit.
For a COVID-19 rapid test and the PCR COVID test, your healthcare provider will collect a mucus or saliva sample from your nose using a nasopharyngeal swab.
The individual administering the test will insert the swab to the back of your nose. If you need a nasal sample, the care provider may swab both nostrils. This ensures they collect enough mucus for an accurate test. The swab is slowly rotated as it’s removed, and the sample is sealed in a tube and sent off to a lab (if it is PCR) or it is tested inside our office with results before you leave for our rapid COVID tests.
Our walk-in urgent care center encourages appointments for same day COVID testing. While many of our patients start with a virtual screening, you’re free to walk-in to any of our locations in North Ridgeville, Avon Lake, Parma, or Mayfield Heights.
How can I protect myself from getting
You’ve likely heard varying news reports and even rumors from coworkers or family about protection from COVID 19. The best way to protect yourself is by avoiding exposure to the virus.
Wearing a mask is a thoughtful and compassionate step you can take to protect others from the virus. You’ll also want to practice social distancing, which includes maintaining a distance of at least six feet between yourself and other people.
It’s also wise to avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19. Avoid any close contact with sick individuals.
Wash your hands frequently, using either soap and hot water for 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Don’t forget routine cleaning and disinfection of your living area and work spaces.
Finally, as soon as vaccine appointments become available, schedule yours and be sure to keep both appointments if you have the vaccine that requires two doses.
Need help finding our
We serve patients all over Northeast Ohio. Whether you plan to make an appointment or walk in to the clinic, we make it easy to find a location near you. You’ll find our contact information, including the address of each location, a map of each location, and email and phone contact details. We are currently offering COVID testing by walk-in, no appointment is required.