Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing Near Me
Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing in NYC
Knowing who has already contracted COVID-19 and recovered is critical to not only slowing the spread, but preventing another severe outbreak in New York City, which has been the epicenter for the virus in the U.S. thus far. This is why a COVID-19 antibody test is a necessity, not just for New Yorkers, but for the entire country. Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care is now offering free COVID-19 Antibody Testing for the uninsured. It is the same test being done for people with insurance as well. These tests find out if you have IgG Antibody – the antibody that shows past exposure from a coronavirus infection. Currently, in the US, there are no specific tests available that look for antibodies against the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 or check for neutralizing antibodies against the spike protein of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease. We have coronavirus testing clinics in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island.
Learn more about FREE COVID-19 Antibody Testing Near Me below:
Where Can I Get Free COVID-19 Antibody Test in New York?
How To Make Appointments For All Types Of Visits:
Remember to pick the NEXT available appointment
- Complete the patient forms. Please attach both sides of your Picture ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) to this link.
(HIPPA & PCI Compliant)
Please note: The Rapid bedside test results in 15-20 mins. and requires a nasal swab. All other swabs and blood tests are sent to a reference lab. Their turnaround time varies from 2-7 days. However, when they are busy in a pandemic processing specimens, they tend to run out of reagents and the turnaround time then becomes as long as 10-14 days for all labs regardless of where you get tried in New York. Only hospitals are likely to have predictable and better turnarounds. The lab result situation is unpredictable and outside of anyone’s control. We hope you understand. As soon as the lab is resulted, you will get a notification in your Healow App on your phone. Please make sure to download the Healow App from the app store or google play store. Our practise code is “WECARE”
Please know that the safety of our staff is our priority. We have strict sanitation processes that need to be completed between visits. Disinfection with wipes and sprays needs to be done between patients in isolation rooms.
Please be patient. Expect delays. We prioritize safety over speed. Process over expediency.
Why The COVID-19 Antibody Test is Important
The test itself involves taking a small sample of your blood and examining it for the presence of specific antibodies — which are proteins in the immune system — the body produces when fighting COVID-19. If your blood does contain these antibodies, it is a clear indication that you have an infection by the coronavirus species previously
Please remember that this test cannot tell you whether you are immune to COVID-19, even if the result is positive. A negative test does not mean that you have not been exposed to or are currently infected with COVID-19. As per NY State law, this test cannot be used by schools, employers or providers to permit or deny return to work by employees, faculty or students. Everyone needs to continue to practice social distancing at 6 feet, wear face- masks, and take all the recommended precautions advised by the NYSDOH and the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our state.
FREE COVID-19 Antibody Testing Near Me – Frequently Asked Questions
No. We are testing everyone. Just bring a legal form of identification driver’s license or passport.
A test that examines a small sample of your blood to detect proteins in the immune system known as antibodies. The presence of these antibodies in the body is a clear indicator of someone who has had COVID-19 and recovered.
No. The COVID-19 test and the antibody test differ in a few ways. For one, the COVID-19 test typically involves taking a DNA swab (from your nose and mouth) while the antibody test uses a small sample of your blood.
Rather than examining the body for the virus, the antibody test looks for specific antibodies that are only prevalent in those who have had COVID-19 already and have fully recovered.
Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care now offers FREE COVID-19 antibody testing near me in 8 urgent care locations throughout New York. We have COVID testing clinics in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island.