Get a Drive Thru COVID-19 Test

To get a Drive Thru COVID-19 test from Poplar Healthcare, complete our preregistration form to ensure a fast and secure experience.

  • No appointment needed
  • Available Monday-Friday, 8AM-6PM and Saturday, 8AM-4PM
  • Receive results within 24-48 hours via encrypted email

Travel Testing Only $100

Poplar Healthcare offers COVID-19 PCR testing1 – a type of COVID-19 test often required by airlines or your travel destination. Most airlines or destinations require testing within 72-hours of travel, but check with your specific destination for testing requirements.

Our highly accurate and fast PCR testing only costs $100 per test. Payment is collected at the time of testing via check or debit/credit card.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a cost for COVID-19 testing?

There is no cost to those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or with recent exposure to someone confirmed positive for the virus. Poplar Healthcare will bill the patient’s insurance for the cost of the test, or the government uninsured program for those without health insurance.

Travel testing is available for $100 per test.

How long does it take to get results?

Results are available in approximately 24-48 hours from the time the specimens are received in the lab. Each individual will be notified, via email, when results are available. The email will include simple instructions on how to retrieve the result.

Does Poplar Healthcare report test results to public health authorities?

Yes. We will report all COVID-19 results, both positive and negative, to the appropriate public health agency.

Do you perform the “deep” swab in the drive thru?

We almost exclusively use nasal swabs, and an anterior nares specimen collection in our drive-thru, which only requires the swab to enter approximately 1 cm or 1/2 inch into the nostril. That means no “deep” swab for COVID-19 testing. However, we can perform a nasopharyngeal specimen collection upon request.

1Poplar Healthcare processes COVID-19 testing on multiple molecular testing platforms. Exact process types include polymerase chain reaction (PCR), transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) and nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). All are based on amplifying the viral RNA to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. These types of tests are high accurate, and meet travel requirements for COVID-19 testing.

2Visit Poplar Healthcare’s drive thru no later than the day before the game and receive results notification, via email, no later than 1 hour before tip-off. If the result notification is late, Poplar Healthcare will refund your test fee. Guarantee applies to games with a 6pm CST (or later) tip-off. Allow 24 hours for results for earlier game times. This testing offer is specifically designed to meet requirements of the FedEx Forum. The result generated is not sufficient for travel testing.