EXPANDED HOURS AND FREE COVID-19 CARE AND TESTING TO UNINSURED PATIENTS
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 9, 2020 – Velocity Urgent Care is now offering free COVID-19 tests for uninsured patients under the federal CARES Act (www.hrsa.gov/coviduninsuredclaim). The Hampton Roads-based urgent care provider has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since the virus hit Virginia. Velocity clinicians have performed more COVID-19 and antibody tests than any other provider in its Hampton Roads, Northern and Southern Virginia communities and is committed to serving the community with free access to COVID-19 care for all.
COVID-19 testing is now free to patients who are not currently enrolled in private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare or VA Benefits. Uninsured patients are asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility. Velocity Urgent Care welcome patients to walk-in or save time by checking in and registering online at www.velocityuc.com.
For patients with insurance, the government has instructed private insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and the Veterans Administration to fully cover the cost of COVID19 medical evaluations and lab tests. There is no co-pay or deductible collected for COVID-19 services at Velocity Urgent Care.
Additionally, Velocity Urgent Care has expanded its hours to offer more convenient access to patients needing immediate care for non-emergent illnesses and injuries.
“Velocity Urgent Care was Virginia’s first urgent care operator to offer hassle-free COVID-19 and antibody testing at all operating locations including the addition of drive-up locations. So far, we’ve conducted more COVID-19 tests than any other urgent care in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia and we look forward to extending these services free of charge to the uninsured,” said Velocity CEO Alan Ayers.
All Velocity Urgent Care locations offer no-appointment-necessary visits with licensed providers for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Velocity Urgent Care utilizes stringent sanitation and infection control procedures while also following CDC Infection Control guidelines in their cleaning regimens. Patients who register online will receive text message updates as it approaches their visit time enabling them to wait in their vehicles if they choose.
Services include digital X-rays and lab capabilities on-site. Most insurance is accepted, and there is a self-pay option for those without insurance. In addition, Velocity’s partnership with Sentara Healthcare enables referrals and data-sharing with more than 3,900 Sentara specialists and primary care providers. Velocity Urgent Care also supports area employers with Workers Compensation injury care; fit-for-duty, new hire and compliance physicals; as well as drug screening conducted at Velocity or at the employer’s place of business.
Velocity Urgent Care has 13 operating locations statewide including Virginia Beach (4), Norfolk (2), Suffolk (2), South Boston, Newport News, Williamsburg, Woodbridge and Gloucester. Patients can walk in or check in online at https://velocityuc.com/locations/.
About Velocity Urgent Care: Based in Williamsburg, Velocity Urgent Care is the fastest-growing urgent care provider in Virginia. Founded in 2017, it has grown to 14 locations in Eastern and Northern Virginia. As a member of the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), Velocity provides data sharing and referral relationships for its patients who require medical services beyond urgent care.
COVID-19 Viral Testing Information:
- Determines presence of the live or active virus indicating a current COVID infection.
- Method: Nasopharyngeal Swab
- Results in 36-48 hours.
Serological Antibody Testing:
- Determines presence of IgG/IgM antibodies indicating a previous COVID infection.
- Method: Blood Draw · Results in 2-3 days.
Velocity Urgent Care Location Information:
Gloucester Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Newport News-J Clyde Morris Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm
Norfolk-Little Creek Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm
Norfolk-Wards Corner Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
South Boston Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Suffolk-Centerbrooke Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm
Suffolk-Harbourview Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Virginia Beach-Little Neck Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm
Virginia Beach-Chimney Hill Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm
Virginia Beach-Red Mill Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm Sat-Sun 8:30am to 4:00pm
Virginia Beach-Town Center Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm
Williamsburg-New Town Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm
Woodbridge-Port Potomac Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm Sat-Sun 8am to 4pm