COVID-19 Testing

You can easily schedule your COVID-19 test online. Please answer the following questions so we can direct your care accordingly:

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Stroke symptoms (sudden weakness, loss of vision, loss of balance, or severe headache)
  • Loss of consciousness

Are you experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms now or in the last 72 hours?

Based on your answers, we strongly recommend that you be evaluated by a provider.

Choose [ARC In-Clinic] or [COVID-19 VIDEO VISIT] to schedule a same-day or next-day visit covered by most insurance plans.

Choose [Direct COVID-19 Test] to get a COVID test without evaluation by a provider.

Choose [Talk to a Doctor Now] to bypass scheduling and redirect to ARC's on-demand virtual urgent care service, NormanMD. This may be a covered benefit or a fee-based option depending on your employer or health plan benefits.

Are you retesting after a recent positive COVID test to end your quarantine?

Your answer suggests that you can book a Direct Covid Test offered only at a select group of ARC clinics.

Choose [Direct COVID-19 Test] below to skip a visit with a doctor and go directly to an ARC Direct Covid Test location.

You can also choose to be evaluated by a physician before testing. Choose [ARC In-Clinic] or [COVID-19 VIDEO VISIT] to schedule a same-day or next-day visit covered by most insurance plans.

Choose [Talk to a Doctor Now] to bypass scheduling and get directed to on-demand virtual urgent care for a low one-time or monthly fee, via the NormanMD web portal or app.

In compliance with governing rules and regulations, Austin Regional Clinic physicians can only prescribe for and treat patients currently located within the state of Texas at the time of service. So, we must ask, 'Are y’all in Texas during this video visit?'


Most health insurance plans cover costs for tests, however copays, coinsurance, deductibles, and certain exclusions may apply, like testing for travel. If you do not have health insurance, there is no longer government aid so you will be charged a fee. ARC offers a 25% discount if payment is made at the time of service. The costs for COVID tests is $286 ($214.50 w/ discount).

Click here to view the schedule. Please note the schedule will open in a new window.

This appointment cannot be scheduled online as we need additional information about your symptoms, and recommend you speak with a nurse. Please call 512-346-6611, and press "4" to speak with a nurse - available 24/7. If this is an emergency, please call 911.

This appointment cannot be scheduled online. We cannot schedule this video visit if you are not physically in the State of Texas. When you are back in Texas, feel free to follow up with your doctor. If you need immediate medical care, please contact a local health care provider.

This appointment cannot be scheduled online. CDC does not recommend retesting to end quarantine. For patients that choose to retest, the CDC states:

  • "If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen* test towards the end of the 5-day isolation period.
  • Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (excluding loss of taste and smell which may persist for weeks or months)
  • If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. If your test result is negative, you can end isolation, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10."

ARC is not able to provide follow-up antigen testing. If you choose to retest using an antigen test, contact your local pharmacy.