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updated 4/13/2021

Rapid Testing for Employees in Silver City.

*If you have been exposed to COVID, it is recommended to wait 5-7 days AFTER the exposure date to be tested.

Please call the clinic at 575-597-0321 to schedule your COVID test

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING COMPLETLY:
  • Rapid testing is only available Monday-Friday, 7:00 - 4:00 PM without a doctor visit.
    • If you need to be tested outside of the above hours, you must be seen as a patient in urgent care.
  • Your health plan should cover COVID testing 100%, but, if the plan does not cover the test, you will be responsible for the balance.
  • You will be tested for an active COVID-19 infection through a Rapid Antigen Test performed on-site at a Gila Health facility and have same-day results. Your results will be sent to you electronically through a patient portal that you must register for before being tested. 
  • Rapid antigen tests can detect if a person is currently infected with coronavirus (SARS CoV2)  by looking for specific parts of the virus from a nasal swab.
  • Antigen tests are 100% accurate if you test positive
  • Antigen tests are only 84% accurate if you test negative, which means there is a 16% false negative rate.  If your test result is negative, but you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 you must still quarantine for 14 days based on CDC guidelines. If your antigen test is negative, but you are having COVID-like symptoms, you should discuss having additional testing with your medical provider, as you may have had a false negative test.
  • If you are being tested for traveling purposes or prior to entering a hospital or other facility, please verify that an antigen COVID test result will be accepted.
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