Rapid COVID-19 Evaluation

Rapid COVID-19 Evaluation

Rapid COVID-19 Evaluation at SignatureCare Emergency Center

Rapid COVID-19 Testing at SignatureCare Emergency Center

COVID-19 evaluation is now available at ALL SignatureCare Emergency Center locations in Texas.

  • Are you at risk for contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • Have you recently been in an area known for community spread of COVID-19?
  • Do you believe you have been around someone exposed to COVID-19?
  • Have you been in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing fever, cough, headache, or shortness of breath?
  • Is your spouse, child, or family member a healthcare worker?
  • Are you a healthcare worker, first responder, nurse, doctor, or someone that interacts with patients every day?

If your answer is YES to any of these questions, it may be time to get COVID-19 evaluation completed.

SignatureCare Emergency Center’s neighborhood emergency rooms throughout Texas are evaluating for COVID-19. We have three different tests for the pandemic – Antigen test, Antibody test, and Molecular (PCR) test.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, no scheduling is required to get evaluated
  • Want to schedule an online appointment?  Please go to our COVID-19 evaluation appointment page to schedule your evaluation appointment
  • Wait time in the ER may be longer
  • We can also bill your insurance
  • Our emergency rooms are open 24/7

Below are the three types of COVID-19 tests we conduct at SignatureCare Emergency Center.

1. Antigen Test

Available at Signaturecare: Yes
On-Site? Yes.
Results typically back in 15 Minutes

Rapid antigen tests are easily performed at our ER with a nasal swab. The test detects viral protein in an actively infected person. The manufacturer published data that states that the test is 100% specific (Meaning: if it is positive it is 100% accurate), and that it is 80% sensitive (meaning: if it is negative, it is 80% accurate).


2. Antibody Test

Available at Signaturecare: Yes
On-site or Send Out? Send Out
Results typically back in 1 to 2 days

Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and usually provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity). Antibodies are disease specific. For example, measles antibody will protect a person who is exposed again to measles but will have no effect if the person is exposed to mumps.

Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose active COVID-19 infection.


Molecular (PCR) Test

Available at Signaturecare: Yes
On-site or Send Out? Send Out
Results typically back in 1 to 2 days

PCR tests are performed with a nasal or oral swab. The test detects viral genetic material (RNA). It is considered very accurate but takes more time. If you have symptoms, and other tests are not showing it, then you may need to consider a PCR test.

EMERGENCY COVID-19 EVALUATION SITE
All SignatureCare Emergency Center locations can perform COVID-19 emergency evaluations. We conduct rapid 15-minute Antigen Test, Molecular (PCR) Test, and Antibody Test for COVID-19 at all our facilities. We are open 24/7/365.

Houston-Memorial City


1014 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055
Tel: 832-834-6414


Houston-Montrose 


1007 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
Tel: 281- 479-3293


Houston-Westchase


11103 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
Tel: 832-708-3651


Houston-Heights


1925 E. TC Jester Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
Tel: 832-742-0072


Houston-Copperfield


5835 Hwy. 6 North
Houston TX 77084
Tel: 281-861-0937


Houston-Bellaire


5413 South Rice Avenue
Houston, TX 77081
Tel: 713-669-9900


Houston-Cypress/FM 1960


5003 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77069
Tel: 281-213-5444


Mission Bend/Sugar Land


8910 Hwy. 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
Tel: 281-258-4351


Stafford, TX


3531 Main Street
Stafford, TX 77477
Tel: 281-410-2009


Texarkana, TX


2001 Mall Drive
Texarkana, TX 75503
Tel: 903-306-2126


Odessa, TX


2731 N. Grandview Ave.
Odessa, TX 79762
Tel: 432-366-0945


Paris, TX


3055 NE Loop 286
Paris, TX 75460
Tel: 903-739-2116


 College Station/Bryan, TX


1512 Texas Ave. S, Ste 500
College Station, TX 77840
Tel: 979- 213-5728


Austin, TX


5701 W. Slaughter Ln, G101
Austin, TX 78749
Tel: 512-651-5787


Killeen, TX


800 W. Central TX Expy
Killeen, TX 76541
Tel: 254-220-4117


Midland, TX


5409 West Wadley Ave.
Midland, TX 79707
Tel: 432-699-2601

Lewisville, TX


1596 W Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-829-4862

Pflugerville, TX


21315 TX-130 Bldg. 4
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Tel: 512-354-4134