COVID Testing near Gales Ferry, CT


Clinic(s) near Gales Ferry

  • 0.0 miles
    1657 Route 12
    Gales Ferry, CT 06335
    Available at Pharmacy only
  • 3.7 miles
    2005 Norwich - New London Turnpike
    Uncasville, CT 06382
    Available at Pharmacy only
  • 5.6 miles
    817 Bank Street
    New London, CT 06320
    Available at Pharmacy only
  • 5.9 miles
    915 Poquonnock Road
    Groton, CT 06340
    Inside CVS Pharmacy
    October 8, 2021
    I have visited this specific clinic many times over the years out of ease and convenience. The practitioners when I received my tetanus shot were incredible and kind but I forgot their names. This last visit with her was the very best I have ever seen. I asked what days she worked here bc I would prefer to see her but she travels between sites. She was by far the very best I have ever seen ever in any health field. I don?t usually make comments or fill out surveys but it NEEDS to be said, she is extremely knowledgeable, calm, listened to every concern, found solutions for my specific problems, explained everything to me very well, and her bedside manner was outstanding and her knowledge was outstanding and she even took time to triple check any sort of potential issue I could have and all done in a quick and time efficient manner. I can?t stress enough that she should be the leader or manager; while the regular person at that location is competent and knowledgeable, it is she that is the all star. Like I said I have visited that location many times over the years and the practitioners all have been very good (especially improving over that last three years) but she was the best I have ever seen at any medical facility in my life. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your minute clinic very much.
  • 6.3 miles
    106 Boston Post Road
    Waterford, CT 06385
    Available at Pharmacy only

Clinic Reviews in Gales Ferry

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

The CDC recommends that anyone: who has symptoms of COVID-19; who has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19; or who lives in or has recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, should contact their health care provider and be tested. Check for available times and schedule a COVID test today.

Once you receive negative test results, you can take steps to protect yourself from the virus, including the Delta variant, by getting a COVID-19 vaccine and taking other safety precautions including avoiding crowds and washing your hands often.

Why don't I qualify for testing?

Because of limited supplies and in accordance with CDC guidelines, testing is limited to certain patients.

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

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?

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?

Yes, you can choose to pay for your test with a debit/credit/FSA/HSA card for send-out lab tests only (self-pay is not available in NY, NJ and RI). Self-pay is not available for rapid-result testing at this time. No screening required. The cost is $139, which includes $100 for the independent laboratory that processes your test and $39 for your MinuteClinic visit.

I don't drive. Can I walk in?

For drive-thru lab testing, a motor vehicle is required. Patients must remain in the vehicle at all times. For rapid testing, a vehicle is not required. Wait in one of the designated parking spaces, either in a vehicle or on foot, and wait for the provider to call you for your test. We also offer walk-up testing at a limited number of community testing sites for patients who don't drive. Check the list to find one open near you. Appointments are also required for these sites.