Drive-thru and Walk-up Testing


We Use the RT-PCR Test

The RT-PCR test is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. RT-PCR uses genetic material from one of these samples, amplifies it, and then compares it to the genetic sequence of the virus you are trying to detect. At our labs we use the latest systems to handle each specimen with the greatest care. We use Thermo Fisher and BD Max RT-PCR tests because they directly detect the presence of an antigen. Results will be available within 1-2 days of your test.

Planning for your Test with Prism Heath Lab


Make an appointment & register

STEP 1   Click REGISTER on this website.

STEP 2  If necessary, choose COVID-19 TESTING on the next page.

STEP 3   Prepare your documents (ID, Insurance, Personal Info)

STEP 4   Follow the instructions.

STEP 5   Register with OnPatient using the email sent to your inbox after making your appointment.


Arriving at Prism Health Lab

STEP 1   Check in with the security guards by the entrance.

STEP 2   Prepare your documents (ID and Insurance if available).

STEP 3   Stop at the Testing Area by the mobile testing unit.

STEP 4   A Prism Health Lab staff member will assist you.


Click the image to see the process at a Prism Health Lab COVID-19 Testing Site.


Insert, rotate, repeat, & collect

STEP 1   We insert a 6-inch long swab into the back of the nasal passage through one nostril.

STEP 2   We rotate the swab several times for 15 seconds.

STEP 3   Repeat this process through the other nostril. 

STEP 4   The swab is then placed into a container for testing. This collection process only takes 5 to 10 minutes.


Receiving Your Results

STEP 1   Prism Health Lab sends your test to the lab.

STEP 2   The lab analyzes the swab for traces of COVID-19.

STEP 3   You will receive a secure message in 1-2 days with your result. 

STEP 4   If the result is positive, we will continue your care plan with a tele-visit with one of our physician assistants to give you personalized instructions and answer any questions you may have about your diagnosis.

STEP 5   Now that you’re in our system, it’s easier than ever to make another appointment if needed.


No Cost.

If you are uninsured, your test is covered by the federal government HRSA program. If you are insured, we will bill your insurance; you will not be charged a copay or deductible. If your insurance company attempts to pass the bill to you, please email us at with any supporting documents. Please note, we will never charge you for your COVID-19 test and will always support you to resolve any issues.


Prism Health Lab is proud to offer the COVID-19 vaccine