Rapid Covid Testing

Need a Rapid Covid Test for travel or work?

Get PCR Covid test results within 24 hours (or quicker)!

Rapid COVID Testing: PCR test results in 24 hours or less!

Whether you're traveling, need clearance for work, or just want peace of mind, Bristol Health's Med-Help Urgent Care offers rapid testing options. You can get an antigen COVID test with results in 20 minutes, or the highly-accurate PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, with results within 24 hours or sooner!  We’re able to offer these exceptionally quick results because our PCR tests are performed by our own, in-house Bristol Hospital lab.

PCR Testing - results within 24 hrs

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is the most accurate and reliable type of COVID-19 test. PCR tests detect the genetic material from a virus such as COVID and can determine if you are infected at the time of your test. Our Med-Help Urgent Care team will use a nasalpharangeal swab to collect a sample from your nose, and then send the sample for testing to our own Bristol Hospital lab. 

You will get results within 24 hours, or potentially even sooner!

Antigen Testing - results within 20 min

Antigen tests detect proteins on the surface of a virus and can provide very quick results, usually within 20 to 30 min. The test uses a nasal swab to collect a sample of respiratory fluid. However, unlike the PCR, which is the gold standard for accuracy and reliability, an antigen test can be less accurate. Antigen tests have an increased chance of showing a false-negative result, which means you can test negative, but actually have the virus. Depending on the situation, your doctor may have you take a PCR test if you get a negative antigen test result.

COVID Testing Location

Urgent Care - 860-314-6046

  1. Med-Help Urgent Care

    539 Farmington Ave

    Bristol , CT 06010

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