VELOCITY URGENT CARE HAS EXPANDED COVID-19 RAPID TESTING

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 23, 2020 – Patients at Velocity Urgent Care can now receive COVID-19 antigen test results in 15 minutes without showing signs of symptoms. All Velocity locations have the BD Veritor and Quidel Sofia 2 instant analyzers, which are capable of running COVID-19 antigen tests faster than the average test. All rapid testing is performed on patients with a simple nasal swab.

“Both the BD Veritor and Quidel Sofia 2 instant analyzers have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization,” Velocity CEO Alan Ayers stated. “This innovative testing has allowed our patients to receive results faster and detect if a patient has a current infection without experiencing symptoms. We’re proud to expand our COVID-19 antigen testing to patients at all of our Velocity Urgent Care centers.”

Velocity launched the expanded COVID-19 rapid testing on Wednesday, August 12th and now has the capability to test all patients without any limitations such as a patient experiencing symptoms, prolonged exposure to a person with the virus, pre-surgical clearance or employment testing requirements.

Patients seeking COVID-19 testing can register online at www.velocityuc.com. By registering online, patients have the opportunity for a contactless, paperless registration and will receive text updates when they’re ready to be seen. All Velocity Urgent Care locations offer no appointment-necessary visits with licensed providers for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.

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 check in online at https://www.velocityuc.com.