Get a Drive Thru COVID-19 Test

To get a Drive Thru COVID-19 test from PathAI Diagnostics, formerly 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

PathAI Diagnostics 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?

Poplar Healthcare, dba PathAI Diagnostics, will bill the patient’s insurance for those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or with recent exposure to someone confirmed positive for the virus. As of June 2022, we will no longer bill 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.

1PathAI Diagnostics 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.