Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing in NYC
Knowing who has already contracted COVID-19 and recovered is critical to not only slowing the spread, but preventing another severe outbreak in New York City, which has been the epicenter for the virus in the U.S. thus far. This is why a COVID-19 antibody test is a necessity, not just for New Yorkers, but for the entire country. Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care is now offering free COVID-19 Antibody Testing for the uninsured. It is the same test being done for people with insurance as well. These tests find out if you have IgG Antibody – the antibody that shows past exposure from a coronavirus infection. Currently, in the US, there are no specific tests available that look for antibodies against the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 or check for neutralizing antibodies against the spike protein of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease. We have coronavirus testing clinics in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island.
Learn more about FREE COVID-19 Antibody Testing Near Me below:
Where Can I Get Free COVID-19 Antibody Test in New York?
All patients requesting these IgG Antibody Testing for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can register online or walk into our facilities. Testing is done in designated areas and tents outside our offices. All customers need to be wearing masks to be seen at all our facilities. We request that you observe safe social distancing at check ins even though there are plexiglass screens.
At Statcare, we have successfully performed 6000 COVID-19 tests in NYC safely since last week of February. All of our urgent care locations in NYC have remained open through this pandemic and experience matters when it comes to keeping everyone safe.
How To Make Appointments For All Types Of Visits:
Remember to pick the NEXT available appointment
- Complete the patient forms. Please attach both sides of your Picture ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) to this link.
Please know that the safety of our staff is our priority. We have strict sanitation processes that need to be completed between visits. Disinfection with wipes and sprays needs to be done between patients in isolation rooms.
Please be patient. Expect delays. We prioritize safety over speed. Process over expediency.
Why The COVID-19 Antibody Test is Important
The test itself involves taking a small sample of your blood and examining it for the presence of specific antibodies — which are proteins in the immune system — the body produces when fighting COVID-19. If your blood does contain these antibodies, it is a clear indication that you’ve had the virus and have since recovered.
Being able to know who has had the virus while being asymptomatic is important for a few reasons. For one, doctors and nurses on the front line of the fight against coronavirus can receive the test and feel more comfortable when treating patients in an ER; knowing they won’t catch or spread the virus. It also allows us to get back to normalcy quicker. For example, if we know a large portion of the population has had COVID-19 and recovered, we can feel confident sending that particular group back to work and into the public.
FREE COVID-19 Antibody Testing Near Me - Frequently Asked Questions
No. We are testing everyone. Just bring a legal form of identification driver’s license or passport.
A test that examines a small sample of your blood to detect proteins in the immune system known as antibodies. The presence of these antibodies in the body is a clear indicator of someone who has had COVID-19 and recovered.
No. The COVID-19 test and the antibody test differ in a few ways. For one, the COVID-19 test typically involves taking a DNA swab (from your nose and mouth) while the antibody test uses a small sample of your blood.
Rather than examining the body for the virus, the antibody test looks for specific antibodies that are only prevalent in those who have had COVID-19 already and have fully recovered.
Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care now offers FREE COVID-19 antibody testing near me in 7 urgent care locations throughout New York. We have COVID testing clinics in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island.
Turnaround time for test results can vary per patient. Learn More Here.