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Ready & COVID-19

Ready actively monitors the evolving pandemic and coordinates with partners and public health authorities to ensure we have the latest information.  Our team remains committed to supporting you with care during these challenging times.

Ready now offers same-day, in-home, rapid COVID-19 tests. Just book your appointment online or by calling us.  A Responder will come directly to you to administer the test. You’ll get results in 15 minutes, avoid long lines, and stay safe in the comfort of your home.

Learn more about us below.

How does Ready Responders protect its patients and Responders from the spread of highly contagious viruses like COVID-19?

Ready observes stringent protocols to prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19. We follow all CDC guidelines for the virus and engage in ongoing training to protect ourselves and our patients.

All Responders wear special personal protective equipment (PPE), including eye coverings, gowns, gloves, and N95 masks.   We regularly sanitize our office spaces, vehicles, and equipment for your safety and ours.

In addition, we are pleased to report that many of our Responders have already received a COVID-19 vaccine.  We are actively working to ensure all Responders can receive the vaccine as soon as possible.

What type of COVID-19 testing does Ready offer?

Ready currently offers in-home rapid antigen testing using the BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2.  This test is authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization.

The rapid antigen test uses a specimen collected from your nostrils.  The swabbing process is gentle and non-invasive for most patients.  The test specimen is then combined with a reagent, put on a test strip, and inserted into the BD Analyzer.  In less than 15 minutes, you’ll have your result.  It’s that simple!

What does a positive rapid antigen test mean?

If you have a positive antigen test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. Therefore, it is also likely that you may be placed in isolation to avoid spreading the virus to others.  We recommend that patients follow the CDC guidelines and the clinical guidance document provided by our Responder.  For more information about test results, you can access BD’s Fact Sheet for Patients here.

What does a negative rapid antigen test mean?

A negative antigen test result means that proteins from the virus that cause COVID-19 were not found in your sample.  A negative result does not definitively rule out COVID-19 infection and should not be used as the sole basis of decision-making for patients.  We recommend that patients follow the CDC guidelines and the clinical guidance document provided by our Responder.  For more information about test results, you can access BD’s Fact Sheet for Patients here.

When is the best time to get a rapid antigen test?

The best time to use the rapid antigen test is within five days of the onset of symptoms.  For patients without symptoms who have had a close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, it is best to wait a minimum of 3 days until getting tested.  For all other patients, you can request a test from Ready at any time.

Does insurance cover my test with Ready?  How much does it cost?

Ready values 100% price transparency.  Testing costs and insurance coverage depend on the following:

  1. For patients with either (a) COVID-19 symptoms, or (b) close contact with someone who recently tested positive, you can be tested with zero out-of-pocket costs1.   If you have insurance, we must collect your insurance information so we can bill your plan.  If you are uninsured, we will seek reimbursement through a government program.
  2. For all other patients, such as those who want a test for work, school, travel, or peace of mind, we offer self-pay for $149 per test.  Patients who select this option are solely responsible for test costs and agree not to seek reimbursement through insurance or other programs.

In order to determine which option is available for you, we'll ask you a few questions during the booking process.

How do I schedule a COVID-19 test from Ready?

There are many challenges with COVID-19, but getting a test easily should not be one of them.  We offer two convenient options for scheduling a test.  You can book here or call us at (504) 370-9966.

Does Ready Offer Covid-19 Vaccines?

Not yet, but we hope to do so soon.  We look forward to participating in the nationwide effort to administer the vaccine.  Check our website and social media pages for updates.

  • This test has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories, and has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This test has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.  This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.
  • The “cash price” for Ready’s COVID-19 diagnostic test is $149.  This price applies only to group health plans or health insurers that are not contracted with Ready for COVID-19 tests.  The price is valid only during the emergency period declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act.  The foregoing information is provided solely to comply with Section 3202 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.  No other use is intended or permitted.
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