COVID Same-Day Testing for Travelers

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$199, 4-Hour Turnaround for Molecular Tests

Crucial Care now offers same-day, COVID-19 molecular infection testing for travel requirements.

Patients can schedule online or call ahead for an appointment.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

One price includes exam, clinical oversight, Molecular COVID Test and expedited processing

(rapid testing is not covered by insurance).


When booking your appointment, be sure to list Same Day COVID Testing as your Reason For Visit.

The Gold Standard for Travel Requirements

Crucial Care rapid tests use molecular technology, also known as the “Gold Standard” of testing.

Many countries and airlines require molecular testing to meet travel requirements. Molecular tests continue to be the preferred method to antigen tests used by many other “rapid testing” facilities.

When getting tested for travel, be sure to verify testing requirements for your destination of travel with your airline, cruise line, or travel operators.


How Same-Day COVID Testing Works

  • Patients are sent paperwork ahead of time to fill out digitally
  • An appointment time and instructions for check-in will be provided
  • Testing is completed at the Jacksonville Crucial Care location only
  • Patients with an emergency always take priority
  • Negative results can be provided by email with your consent
  • You will receive a phone call from our clinical team for a positive result

What Are The Different Types of COVID Infection Tests?

High Usefulness

Molecular Tests (the “Gold Standard”)

AvailabilityAccessTurn Around Time
HospitalsOnsite Lab with Limited AccessUnder 12 hours
Urgent CareMust be sent to an outside reference lab/cannot be done onsiteUnder 3 to 5 days
Crucial Care®Onsite Lab with Open AccessUnder 4 hours

Low Usefulness

Antigen Tests

Antigen testing can have meaningful “false-positive” rates. This means a higher percentage of patients testing negative may be positive. According to the CDC website dated 10/20/2020, “There are limited data to guide the use of rapid antigen tests as screening tests on asymptomatic persons to detect or exclude COVID-19, or to determine whether a previously confirmed case is still infectious.”

As a consequence, Crucial Care physicians-experts do not recommend this test at this time.

For more information, please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/resources/antigen-tests-guidelines.html


Updated: October 20, 2020