LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health Urgent Care is expanding its COVID-19 testing capabilities to include rapid antigen testing. Only patients who are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that began less than five days ago are eligible to receive the nasal swab rapid test.
Rapid testing is available at Baptist Health Urgent Care centers in the following cities: Benton, Bryant, Cabot, Fort Smith, Jacksonville, Little Rock (two centers) and North Little Rock.
Results of the rapid antigen test will be received during your office visit. Baptist Health Urgent Care uses the Sofia 2 rapid antigen test which can detect specific select proteins found in the virus. This means a positive result is highly accurate.
“However, a negative test result does not rule out infection (a false negative result) – thus, it’s still possible to have the COVID-19 infection with a negative Rapid Antigen test,” explained Urgent Team Chief Medical Officer Matthew Browning, M.D. Your provider may discuss the need to perform additional backup testing after a negative rapid antigen test.
In addition to the rapid test, Baptist Health Urgent Care also offers PCR molecular testing and antibody (serology) testing, to determine if a person has antibodies from a past COVID-19 infection. Additional information about the types of COVID-19 testing offered is available on our website at UrgentTeam.com/Coronavirus-Covid-19.
Walk-ins are welcome or for greater convenience, schedule online with Hold My Spot®. For additional center information and hours, visit BaptistHealthUrgentCare.net.
About Baptist Health Urgent Care
Baptist Health Urgent Care, with eight locations in Arkansas, is an affiliate of Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers, one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 62 locations under six brands: Baptist Health Urgent Care, Sherwood Urgent Care and Washington Regional Urgent Care (throughout Arkansas); Urgent Team (throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee); Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care (throughout North Alabama); and Physicians Care (throughout Tennessee and Georgia). Baptist Health Urgent Care’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Baptist Health Urgent Care offers three ways to visit: walk-in, 24/7 online scheduling with Hold My Spot® or a Telemedicine visit. Urgent Team’s company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit BaptistHealthUrgentCare.net.
About Baptist Health
For nearly 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.