Patients at Velocity Urgent Care can now receive COVID-19 antigen test results in 15 minutes without showing any signs of symptoms.
All Velocity locations have the BD Veritor and Quidel Sofia 2 instant analyzers, which are capable of running COVID-19 antigen tests faster than the average test. All rapid testing is performed on patients with a simple nasal swab.
“Both the BD Veritor and Quidel Sofia 2 instant analyzers have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization,” Velocity CEO Alan Ayers stated. “This innovative testing has allowed our patients to receive results faster and detect if a patient has a current infection without experiencing any symptoms.”
Velocity launched the expanded COVID-19 rapid testing on Wednesday, August 12th and now has the capability to test all patients without any limitations such as a patient experiencing symptoms, prolonged exposure to a person with the virus, pre-surgical clearance or employment testing requirements.
“The expansion of our rapid testing to patients has been vital in allowing individuals to receive fast test results in order to return back to work and school quickly,” continued Ayers.
“It has always been important to our team to offer rapid testing versus requiring patients to self-swab or setup a telehealth visit which can take time and doesn’t guarantee quick results. We are offering COVID-19 antigen testing to patients at all of our Velocity Urgent Care centers across Virginia.”
Patients seeking COVID-19 testing can register online at www.velocityuc.com. By registering online, patients have the opportunity for a contactless, paperless registration and will receive text updates when they’re ready to be seen.
All Velocity Urgent Care locations offer no appointment-necessary visits with licensed providers regardless of their reason to visit. Velocity Urgent Care utilizes stringent sanitation and infection control procedures while also following CDC Infection Control guidelines in their cleaning regimens. All centers are clean and safe for patients to visit.
In addition to offering COVID-19 testing, Velocity Urgent Care treats minor illnesses and injuries such as the flu, colds, strains and sprains. Services include digital X-rays and lab capabilities on-site. Most insurance is accepted and there is a self-pay option for those without insurance.
If patients are experiencing illnesses and injuries that are too severe to handle in the urgent care setting, Velocity can refer patients to specialists. Velocity’s partnership with Sentara Healthcare enables referrals and data-sharing with more than 3,900 Sentara specialists and primary care providers. Velocity Urgent Care also supports area employers with Workers Compensation injury care; fit-for-duty, new hire and compliance physicals; as well as drug screening conducted at Velocity or at the employer’s place of business.
Velocity Urgent Care has 13 operating locations statewide including Virginia Beach (4), Norfolk (2), Suffolk (2), South Boston, Newport News, Williamsburg, Woodbridge and Gloucester.
In November, 2020, Velocity will open its second Williamsburg location in Lightfoot Marketplace. Patients can check in online at www.velocityuc.com.
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