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Rapid Covid Antigen Testing for Asymptomatic Patients

Effective immediately, all four MRPG Urgent Care locations are offering “walk-in” Covid-19 rapid antigen testing for patients who are ASYMPTOMATIC. Patients coming to these locations will receive rapid antigen test results in as little as 15 minutes. Counseling is provided to all patients after their results are available. Cost for the test is $150. Health insurance does not typically cover rapid antigen testing unless patients are symptomatic.

Please be aware that this particular rapid antigen test does NOT satisfy Governor Baker’s travel order. For more information about accepted testing methods, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/guidance/guidance-for-travelers-arriving-in-the-commonwealth-of-massachusetts.

What if I Am Experiencing Symptoms of Covid-19?
MRPG has the capability to test SYMPTOMATIC patients at our Hopkinton site, located at One Lumber Street. Both PCR and Rapid Antigen testing would be covered by insurance if the patient is experiencing symptoms such as: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

What is a Rapid Covid Antigen Test?
Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that cause COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. While a negative rapid antigen test does not completely rule out the possibility of having Covid-19, it would be unlikely that you could infect other people.  If you are having symptoms your provider may order a PCR test to confirm the negative result.

As always, for the most up to date information on Covid-19 please visit the CDC Coronavirus Disease webpage: www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or contact your healthcare provider.

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