Covid Clinic offers convenient drive-through COVID-19 testing right here at Shoppes at Carlsbad Monday through Sunday from 6:30am to 8pm.
Testing for Individuals: Covid Clinic has been operating drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites since early April, testing over 140,000 people to date. We are currently offering a rapid COVID-19 test that yields results via text and email in 20 minutes. Telemedicine consultation is also made available to every patient with questions answered by a clinical professional. Shoppes at Carlsbad patrons are eligible for a special $5 off offer. Enter the Voucher Code “Braxton” when registering.
Covid Clinic offers a variety of drive-through COVID testing options:
• Rapid COVID-19 test: This is a nasal swab test by Quidel that uses the Sofia SARS Antigen FIA technology and gives results in approximately 30 minutes. It has received emergency use authorization by the FDA and has a sensitivity of 96.7% and a specificity of 100%. This test is best for those who are currently infected and symptomatic.
• COVID-19 RT-PCR test: This is a nasal swab test through LabCorp and has also received emergency use authorization. The test detects viral RNA and has been shown to have the most accuracy of the available tests, but can take anywhere
from 3-7 days to get results. This test is also best for those who are currently infected and symptomatic.
• COVID-19 Antibody test: This test is also through LabCorp and has received emergency use authorization. This is a blood test for those who don't currently feel sick but want to find out if they have previously been infected and recovered from COVID-19. All testing is by appointment only. Same day appointments may be available, but please sign-up first at the link below. Having an appointment first ensures enough staff and testing supplies are available. It also helps reduce the number of errors in the registration process that could lead to delayed test results. Guests should remain inside their vehicle during their appointment.
Patients may be able to receive reimbursement from their health insurance company for all or a portion of their COVID-19 test. Please contact your insurance company for additional information as to whether you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for your COVID-19 test and how to apply. Click Here to see an example of the invoice each patient receives for their test(s).