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Clearwater doctor offers rapid COVID-19 testing that provides results within minutes

Dr. Deepa Verma, with Synergistiq Integrative Health in Clearwater, is offering rapid curbside COVID-19 testing by appointment and it's providing results wit...

“It’s like a pregnancy test,” the rep tells ABC Action News.  With a prick on the finger, a drive up test done by Synergistiq Integrative Health in Clearwater can get you answers fast, according to this ABC Action News Report. The facility claims they can let you know if you have or have already had COVID-19. So many are waiting days and some even weeks for results. It’s no wonder people are curious about going this route.  The downside? The cost. The test will set you back $150. And here’s the thing – your insurance doesn’t cover it. You have to pay the entire cost out of pocket. The rep interviewed in the report does say however that you can use your health savings account to cover the cost. For other questions, the facility’s Facebook pages lists the phone number as (727) 754-2936.

Don’t feel like forking over $150? You don’t have to. Head to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete for free testing. They’re even open nights and weekends and an appointment isn’t required. You won’t get results in 15 minutes, but there’s no blood or a $150 charge on your next credit card bill.

COVID-19 Testing In St. Pete: What To Know

If you’re thinking of heading downtown St. Pete, here’s what you need to know before you go, according to Bay News 9.

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