Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing by On-site Medical Services

All testing by On-site Medical Services is self-pay if you are not a patient of KFP.

 

For asymptomatic self-pay patients:

  • No physician appointment is required

  • No referral required

  • Fastest PCR results NH

  • Safety of the drive-thru

  • Receive PCR test results via email

  • Choice of molecular or antigen tests

  • Our staff is COVID-19 vaccinated for your safety

  • Lower or equal self-pay cost as compared to other testing facilities

  • PCR test with higher sensitivity than most

 

Before you get tested:

1) Be sure you have waited the full incubation time: 5-7 days after the exposure date. See CDC link to learn more.

2) If the test is required for some reason, please verify which test type is required.

3) If you have tested positive to COVID-19 in the last 90 days you may test positive again.

603-359-6298 for COVID-19 Testing questions.

Click here if you are ready to book a testing appointment.​

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Test Types

Options for self-pay patients:

1) Rapid Antigen Test (Carestart): $75 (10 minutes)*

2) Expedite Molecular-based PCR (Eurofins): $135 (18 - 48 hours upon receipt at lab) (More accurate than most competitor testing options)**

3) Point-of-care (POC) Molecular-based (Abbott ID Now): $179 (15- 25 minutes)

4) At-home Molecular-based PCR (Eurofins):$100 (24-36 hours)

5) Point-of-care (POC) Antibody Testing (Fastep): $94 (15 minutes)

6) Point-of-care (POC) Molecular-based "Rapid" PCR Testing: $219 (30 minutes) (Very limited quantity; price subject to change)

603-359-6298 for questions. Click here to book.

*Disclaimer: Rapid antigen tests are not as effective with asymptomatic individuals. Consider using the molecular options if you are asymptomatic. Rapid antigen tests may produce a false negative with asymptomatic individuals. Accuracy claims are based on the Lower Limit of Detection (LOD) disclosed to the FDA wherein Eurofins discloses a high end of 73 LOD.

Pricing is contingent on payment at the time of service. 

COVID-19 FAQ

What is the difference in test types?
We offer two test types: molecular & antigen. Molecular tests are more accurate and detect the presence of COVID-19 RNA. Antigen-based tests are rarely clinically appropriate and should not form the sole basis of clinical diagnosis without taking into consideration a multitude of clinical factors. 

How long does it take for test results to come back from the lab?
Test results take 18-48 hours upon receipt at the laboratory. The laboratory will likely receive your sample the following morning after your testing. If positives are identified in a batch of samples, the lab will rerun the batch, which may cause delays in the reporting of results. However, due to the higher clinical standard of Eurofins labs, you can trust the laboratory results. Keep in mind the laboratory is not open on Sunday, and will not process your sample on Sunday.

Can my test results be emailed?
Yes, if you had your test sent to the lab, they will be emailed to you. Rapid test results are available on the online portal you set up.

How long should I wait to be tested after a confirmed exposure to COVID-19?
Typically, a person develops symptoms 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear as early as 2 days after infection or as late as 14 days after infection, and the time range can vary. You should always wait at least 5 days before being tested for COVID-19.

What is the difference between a point-of-care (POC) molecular and rapid antigen test?

A point-of-care (POC) molecular test is much more accurate and is similar to the molecular test sent to a laboratory. POC molecular tests detect the presence of COVID-19 RNA and can be relied upon for clinical diagnosis. Rapid antigen tests are not as reliable and should not be used as a sole clinical diagnosis tool for COVID-19.

What is the difference between a PCR test and a POC molecular test?
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a type of molecular test. PCR is a technique used to “amplify” small segments of DNA or RNA. A POC molecular test by Abbott uses isothermal amplification. While PCR is the “gold standard,” there is no denying all molecular test's accuracy. The largest difference in technology is one cooling phase. Finally, you are not compromising accuracy. For example, the Lower Limit of Detection (LOD) for the Abbot ID Now device is 125, which is an exceptional performance. For comparison Quest Diagnostic has a LOD of 136 (lower the number generally better the performance).

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Insurance Pay

Insurance bill conditions and policies:

1)We are a primary care clinic, for your testing to be covered by insurance you must elect KFP as your primary care provider with your insurance and transfer care. 

2) Not all test options are covered by insurance. Call your insurance ahead of time to make sure the test you would like is covered. 

3) New Hampshire Medicaid plans (NH Healthy Families, Medicaid, Ambetter, & Wellsense) do not cover same day test options of rapid antigen or POC molecular. 

4) To have your test covered you must see a healthcare provider first. The healthcare provider will order the appropriate test, which may not be the test you seek.

5) Insurance does not generally cover testing for work-related reasons or if you are not symptomatic. Call your insurance before your appointment to make sure they will cover the visit for your particular reason.

6) If insurance rejects your COVID-19 test it becomes the patient responsibility, after billing insurance the charge is much higher than the self-pay rate.

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