Testing for COVID-19
At Big Apple Urgent Care, we provide testing for COVID-19 based on the New York State Department of Health guidelines, which state that testing can only be administered to patients who are at highest risk for severe illness and essential medical personnel who are experiencing symptoms. Testing is limited, so we are not able to test everyone. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms—cough, fever, shortness of breath, body aches—and are in the high-risk category or are essential medical personnel, please call us before you arrive so that we can properly prepare and ensure that you do not put our other patients at risk. Once you arrive at our center, do not walk in. A member of our team will come to meet you and assist you. Our number one priority is to help you while keeping all of our patients and medical staff safe and healthy. We are open 7 days a week, we offer extended hours, and we are here to help during this difficult time.
Big Apple is now offering antibody testing, which determines if you have antibodies to COVID-19. This may be helpful in determining if an individual can return to work or donate blood that may be useful in treatment of COVID-19 patients. We are prioritizing healthcare workers, frontline workers, and essential workers, but if you suspect you may have had the virus and recovered, you may come to Big Apple Urgent Care to be tested. This information will also eventually be helpful to epidemiologists in determining how much of the population is immune to the virus.
Also keep an eye out for the announcement of the launch of our telemedicine platform!