Find out if you’ve had a past COVID-19 infection.
Beginning on April 5, 2022
Embry will begin requiring uninsured patients to pay a fee for COVID-19 PCR or Antibody testing due to a lack of Federal funding for the uninsured. Embry Health has worked with its lab partners to continue to offer low cost COVID-19 testing to the uninsured. Patients with valid insurance at time of service will have that insurance billed for the cost of testing. If it is discovered the insurance is no longer valid, the patient will be sent a bill for the cost of testing. If a patient does not have valid insurance at time of service a $100.00 fee will be collected for COVID-19 testing.
Patients will be given the option to pay by card while registering online for their appointment.
Antibody testing is a blood test that indicates if your body has been previously infected with COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins your body forms to fight off the infection.
Antibody testing measures the body’s immune response to an infection and can provide insights into an individual’s prior exposure to COVID-19. The test will also indicate a prior infection that may be resolved or is still resolving, and/or identify if your body has protection against re-infection.
Why you should get tested
An antibody test can show us what proportion of the population has been infected. The test may be done if you’ve experienced COVID-19 symptoms but never got tested or if you’ve had a past infection.
What your results mean
- You have COVID-19 antibodies in your blood, which indicates a past infection
- Even if you never had any symptoms of COVID-19, you could still test positive, which indicates you are asymptomatic
- You have no COVID-19 antibodies, which means you were never infected
As the vaccine rolls out, COVID-19 testing and antibody testing are the best options to determine contact tracing, locate other carriers, and further reduces the spread. Embry Health has the expertise to test the community accurately.