Cvs Covid Testing/Appointments Scheduling

Cvs Covid Testing/Appointments Requirements vary by destination. It is your responsibility to select the correct test type for your destination and to get tested at the proper time to get a valid result. Test types and turnaround times are listed when you schedule your test.

How testing works

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Choose a reason for testing

Answer a few questions to help us understand your symptoms and risk of exposure.

Schedule a visit

Select a test site and available time. Fill out the registration form.

Get ready

Bring insurance card and proof of identity if you have them, as well as test confirmation email or text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.

Take the test

Upon arrival, follow instructions posted at the site. Testing methods and turnaround times will vary by location.

Access your results

We’ll text a secure link to your results — which you can access for 5 days. For longer access, you can simply save them to your phone or view them on your health dashboard.

Availability by state

If your state isn’t listed we recommend contacting your primary care provider or your state’s Department of Health to find out how to get tested in your state.

COVID-19 testing available in select states

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, ConnecticutDistrict Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, IowaI, llinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia

COVID-19 testing not available in select states

Alaska, Idaho, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming

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COVID-19 resources from CVS health

At-home testing

Purchase an over-the-counter kit to conveniently test for COVID-19 from the comfort of your home.

Antibody testing

Our providers will test you for previous exposure to COVID-19 and review your results with you.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn more about the vaccine and make an appointment near you.

Registration and Scheduling

Do I need an appointment?


Yes, all tests must be scheduled. Every individual who wants a test must make an appointment online.

How far in advance can I schedule?

Appointments can be made for the same day and up to thirteen days in advance (depending on availability).

Cost and Payment

Is there an out-of-pocket cost for patients with insurance?

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Patients with insurance should not have any out-of-pocket costs for a covered COVID-19 test, but you should check with your health plan to confirm before scheduling a test. If you have health insurance, you must bring your card with you to the test site. For patients who test negative for COVID-19 through a rapid test and come into the clinic, the clinic visit should be considered part of your test by your health plan. You likely will not have any out-of-pocket costs for the in-clinic visit, or for testing to further evaluate COVID-like symptoms, but you should check with your health plan to confirm coverage. You will be responsible for any patient cost share as determined by your insurance. If active coverage cannot be located, your test will be submitted to the federal program for the uninsured for payment.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost for patients without insurance?

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If you do not have insurance, we will ask you for your Social Security number (card not needed), driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured. If you do not have insurance and are using the federal program for the uninsured to cover your COVID-19 test, the in-clinic visit will be covered at no additional cost to you; however, any additional point of care lab testing will not be covered under the uninsured fund.

Can I pay for the test instead of submitting to insurance or the uninsured program?

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Yes, you can choose to pay for your test with a debit/credit/FSA/HSA card with no screening required. The cost for lab testing is $139, which includes $100 for the independent laboratory that processes your test and $39 for your MinuteClinic visit.


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