VELOCITY URGENT CARE IS HELPING EMPLOYERS RE-OPEN RESPONSIBLY
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 7, 2020 – Velocity Urgent Care is working with Hampton Roads-area employers to develop and execute plans to return employees to work sooner and safer from the COVID-19 pandemic. Solutions include testing for the COVID-19 virus or antibodies at any of Velocity Urgent Care’s 14 locations which can be directly billed to the employer. They are also offering on-site testing and evaluation for businesses with 20 employees or more.
Symptomatic patients can follow-up at their nearest Velocity Urgent Care for a complete examination, testing, counseling and treatment recommendations by a board-certified medical provider. If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, Velocity Urgent Care can help evaluate and monitor them until it’s appropriate for them to return to work in accordance with CDC guidelines.
“As Virginia starts to ease shelter-in-place directives, Velocity Urgent Care is committed to helping employers bring back their workforce safely and economically,” stated Alan Ayers, CEO of Velocity Urgent Care.
All laboratory tests are conducted at a nationally-accredited laboratory that has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. Velocity Urgent Care is able to provide results to employers within 2-3 days of testing.
Patients who reserve a spot online at any Hampton Roads Velocity Urgent Care location can receive text message updates as it approaches the time to be seen. This enables patients to wait safely and separated at home and in their cars, if they choose. Velocity COVID-19 testing includes a medical evaluation and accepts all major insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and VA Benefits with no co-pay or deductible collected. The government has instructed insurance companies to waive all patient financial responsibility for COVID-19 testing and treatment.
“Velocity Urgent Care was Virginia’s first urgent care operator to offer hassle-free COVID-19 and antibody testing at all operating locations including three drive-up locations. So far, we’ve conducted more COVID-19 tests than any other urgent care in Virginia and we look forward to extending these services to local employers,” said Ayers.
All Velocity Urgent Care locations are still open for non-COVID-19 related illnesses and injuries. Each location offers 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.
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 12 locations in the Hampton Roads region including Virginia Beach (4), Norfolk (2), Suffolk (2), Newport News, Williamsburg, Carrollton, and Gloucester. Facilities are open seven days a week. Patients can walk in or register online at https://velocityuc.com
To Schedule Services or Receive a Quote for Employer Paid Services, please contact:
Occupational Medicine Sales Rep
Velocity Urgent Care
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:
- 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.
The COVID-19 viral testing and serological antibody testing are available all operating Velocity Urgent Care locations in Hampton Roads and Southern Virginia:
- 747 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
- 2168 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
- 5659 Parkway Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061
- 1326 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
- 7435 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
- 3601 Old Halifax Road, South Boston, VA 24592
- 1001 Centerbrooke Lane, Suffolk, VA 23434
- 7394 Harbour Towne Parkway, Suffolk, VA 23435-3473
- 4701 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
- 4374 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Velocity Urgent Care in Northern Virginia offers drive-up COVID-19 testing at this time and plans to add the antibody test in the coming weeks:
- 16422 Navigation Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191