COVID 19 Testing
Ashewell Medical Group is pleased to offer COVID 19 testing to the general public.
We offer two different testing modalities:
- Abbott ID NOW RAPID PCR
- Results in 15 minutes.
- Nasal Swab
- Abbot ID NOW Details
- Limited supply and performed at the physicians discretion
- LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test
- Results in 15 minutes
- Nasal Swab
- LumiraDx Details
- This is a not your average antigen test. “In clinical studies, the LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 antigen test demonstrated 97.6% positive agreement versus RT-PCR in patients tested within 12 days of the onset of symptoms.”
We test people who are unwell, anyone with a sick contact, businesses, travelers or anyone who feels they need a COVID 19 test. We provide documentation/letter for travelers at the time of testing (15 minute turnover).
If you have had contact with someone who is COVID 19 positive, but you are asymptomatic, we recommend waiting until day 3-5, post-exposure for accurate testing. We recommend quarantine until you receive a negative test.
Cost of testing?
COVID 19 PCR: $99
COVID 19 Antigen Test: $49
Prices are for testing done during our testing hours. Rapid testing may be offered outside of scheduled business hours IF AVAILABLE by request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Price upon request.
Information to submit to your insurer for reimbursement:
Our testing may be covered by your insurer. The following word document provides the information you will need to submit for reimbursement. Ashewell makes no claims that your insurer will reimburse you, nor will it bear any responsibility or issue refunds if they do not.
What are our testing hours?
Monday from 1pm – 3pm and Tuesday – Thursday from 10am – 12pm
What type of test do I need?
If you are symptomatic, we suggest a Lumira antigen test.
If you had a positive close contact, we recommend you isolate, wear a mask around other people, and have a Lumira antigen test 3-5 days after your close contact or when you become symptomatic.
If you had a home test that was positive, you don’t need another test, but if you want one, we suggest a Lumira test.
If you are traveling, each destination has different testing requirements. Most nations will now take a point of care antigen test (performed by a health care professional that provides proof of negative result), but check your destinations’s website for required testing protocols. If your destination will take an antigen test, we suggest a Lumira test.
If you require a PCR, and we have one available, send an email to email@example.com and we will try out best to accommodate.
Read more about the accuracy of the PCR testing machines at Ashewell
Read more about the accuracy of the antigen testing machines at Ashewell:
What should I do if I had a close contact or positive test?
- Click here for the CDC Guidelines on Quarantine and Isolation
- Due to demand and limited supplies, Ashewell may not have rapid tests available until another shipment is received.
How do I sign up for Testing with Ashewell?
Click the button below to begin your enrollment process for COVID 19 testing. We do not accept walk-ins.
Before your Appointment.
Our address: Ashewell Medical Group, 408 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
At your designated testing time, When you arrive at the testing area please park on the same side of the street as the office. WE TEST YOU IN YOUR CAR. MASK IS REQUIRED.
Please stay in your car and sit in the passenger side. Please text 828-477-4077 with the following info to let us know you have arrived: Name, DOB, Car make and model.
We will come out to the car to test you ASAP. Tests will be given on a first come first serve basis.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.