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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 15 minutes or less, 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 proudly offers COVID-19 testing with $0 out of pocket costs for all patients, regardless of insurance status or COVID exposure/symptoms 1. You will never receive a bill from Ready for a covered test.
If you have insurance: We’ll collect your insurance information so we can bill your plan.
If you don’t have insurance: We’ll seek reimbursement through the federal uninsured program.
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. You can book here through our online booking system.
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.