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COVID-19 tests are now available from your local, trusted clinician. Schedule your appointment directly with your local pharmacy.
Easy scheduling & payment
Instantly book an appointment on your mobile phone by choosing the pharmacy most convenient for you. Securely pay in advance and arrive at your scheduled time, limiting your time in the pharmacy.
Quick results & next steps
You can receive your test and get results, all within the same day (if using the antigen test). Schedule your appointment on your mobile, and receive results by secure text message. Find helpful information for what to do next, whether you test positive or negative.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find a pharmacy near me with testing?
You put your zip code in our zip code finder at MyRx.io. We are constantly adding pharmacies so please sure to check back.
How much will my test cost?
PCR test cash price: $155 Antigen test (New York State only): $65; no charge for Medicare Part B /Medicaid. Medicare Advantage patients will be to pay $65 and submit to their plan for reimbursement.
Will my insurance pay for my test?
Your health insurance plan may reimburse you for the cost of the test. You should check with your insurance plan to confirm your eligibility. Prescryptive will provide you with a receipt to facilitate your request for reimbursement.
What if I am covered by Medicare or Medicaid?
Those covered by Medicare Part B or Medicaid can schedule a test and receive results at no cost. You must select the Medicare / Medicaid BinaxNOW test option when scheduling your appointment.
Are there any other costs?
No, our price is all inclusive. Which test should I take? If you need a quicker result, Antigen tests provide results same day. If you do not receive the test results same day, please contact your pharmacy as they have the results. PCR tests are the most accurate but take 2-4 days for results. In either case, Prescryptive texts you the results as soon as we receive them from the provider.
Can minors be tested?
Yes, as a legal guardian of a minor, you may sign them up for testing through MyRx.io at the time of booking an appointment. Testing is available for minors who are 3 years of age and up to 17 years of age. Adults 18 years and older can create their own account. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the self-administration of the COVID-19 test.
Why is my mobile phone number required?
Results are sent via mobile text message, which is the most secure, convenient and expedient way to deliver them.
Do I need to be symptomatic to get a test?
Many people that are infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, so you do not need to have symptoms to be tested for COVID-19.
When will testing be available in my area?
We are growing pharmacies rapidly. Please check back to myrx.io and insert your zip code to see if there are any appointments near you. Also check https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-nearyou
What should I bring for my COVID-19 test?
Bring a valid photo ID and your mobile device with your myrx.io test page open.
What should I do when I get there?
Wear a mask, follow the signs for testing, and check myrx.io for any additional instructions. The process will take about 20 minutes.
What will the test tell me?
The test detects if you have the virus at the time of the test. It does not detect immunity or whether you had the virus in the past. Therefore, you should continue to remain cautious even if your result is negative because infection is still possible.
What will happen at my appointment?
Please read instructions specific to your pharmacy. Follow signs for testing (this is likely outside). Your test requires a nasal swab. Depending on location, pharmacy staff will either collect the nasal swab themselves, or you will self-collect the nasal swab under the observation of pharmacy staff. During collection, please leave your mask on and just pull it down to expose the nose. See link for instructions on how to collect a nasal swab: Abbott BinaxNOW How to Collect Nasal Specimen Instruction.pdf
Can I bring anyone to my appointment?
Please try not to bring anyone to the appointment who is not being tested through this program, especially if they are feeling unwell. The exception would be for those who require a means of transportation for accessibility reasons.
How will I get my results?
You will receive a secure text message that directs you to a secure page on myrx.io containing your test results.
If you test positive:
- The virus was detected in your sample and it is quite likely you have COVID-19
- You should self-isolate to avoid spreading the virus to others.
- You should engage your primary care provider for treatment and follow-up.
If you test negative:
- The virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample.
- A negative diagnostic test means you were not infectious AT THE TIME OF YOUR TEST. You could have a negative diagnostic test today, then become infectious and have a positive diagnostic test tomorrow.
I have questions about my results, who do I call?
Please call your pharmacist or primary care provider. If you took an Antigen test (the rapid/same day test), please contact your pharmacy directly if you have not received a result in a timely manner.
I have a positive result who do I contact?
Please call your primary care provider for treatment and follow-up.
How do I cancel my appointment?
To cancel your appointment within MyRx.io under Appointments –> Select an appointment from the “Appointment list” screen and then scroll down within the appointment detail screen below the receipt. Please hit the “Cancel appointment” button. You can reschedule your appointment immediately after cancelling the original appointment.
Can I cancel my appointment at any time? What are the circumstances where I can get a refund?
You can cancel your appointment in MyRx.io if it is 6 hours in advance of your appointment time. If it is within 6 hours of the appointment, you will not be able to cancel your appointment. If you are unable to cancel the appointment within that time frame, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the circumstance and we will look into the matter. Most go on to reschedule their appointment. Please let us know if that is the case and we will work with you.
COVID-19 test types
Pros: more sensitive than Antigen
tests, can detect very low viral loads
Cons: requires complex labs and
technicians, more expensive and
longer time to result
Time: results 2-4 business days.
Antigen Test (NY only)
Cost: $65; no charge for Medicare Medicaid in New York State
Pros: can be performed at the pharmacy (complex lab not required); less expensive; same-day results
Cons: less sensitive; in some instances your result may need to be confirmed with a PCR test
Time: Same day, as quick as 15 minutes
Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday, December 3 a new innovation in the state’s COVID-19 testing.
New York State is partnering with Prescryptive Health to provide expanded COVID-19 testing capacity across New York State. The partnership will help expand testing capacity in areas where testing access is limited and will include 150 new rapid testing locations statewide opening in the coming weeks where testing will be offered. Prescryptive’s digital health platform will manage deployment of rapid test kits provided by New York State, and provide the technology to manage inventory, schedule appointments and report results in a timely manner. Residents can find participating sites, schedule a test, receive results and follow-up with licensed clinicians directly from their mobile device.
Prescryptive Health CEO Chris Blackley said, “Prescryptive Health is proud to partner with the State of New York and community pharmacies to provide rapid COVID-19 testing-particularly to those where testing access is limited. Our technology allows us to deliver testing at scale, with the safety, security, and timeliness people need.”