Rapid PCR tests now available with results in about 45 minutes
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its in-terminal rapid COVID testing site, the first of its kind in the United States, has expanded to offer more types of tests while lowering prices. Effective today, the testing site, operated by Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, will offer a rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, the most widely accepted testing method, with results available in about 45 minutes. This new testing option will be available for $275. The site will also continue to offer the rapid Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, with results in about 15 minutes, at a new lower price of $225.
“We continue to expand the COVID testing options available to travelers at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “With this move, we’re giving travelers another choice for in-terminal rapid testing, while lowering prices. We firmly believe pre-flight testing will continue to play an important role in the recovery of air travel, and we thank the Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care team for their ongoing support of this effort.”
David Tep, Regional President, West Coast, GoHealth Urgent Care, said, “We are thrilled to enhance our partnership with SFO, where we launched the first on-site, rapid COVID-19 airport testing program in the United States last year. By providing both Rapid PCR and Rapid Molecular testing options, we will support even more travelers at SFO by delivering convenient, fast, and accurate results that meet the testing requirements of any destination.”
COVID-19 Rapid PCR testing at SFO will be available to travelers on a walk-in basis who need to be tested to meet their destination requirements. Travelers can also walk-in for Rapid Molecular testing or book ahead online at gohealthuc.com/sfo. Testing for arriving and connecting passengers and the general public is not available. The testing center is located in the International Terminal, at the Aisle 6 ticket counter in the Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall.
For more information on COVID testing options at SFO, please visit www.flysfo.com/covid-19-testing.
SFO opened the first onsite rapid testing in the nation in July 2020, initially for airport workers only. In October 2020, the site expanded to offer testing to United Airlines passengers to Hawaii, and other airlines have since been added.
GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and most technology-forward on-demand care companies. At GoHealth, we provide unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected through partnerships with market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth operates approximately 160 on-demand care centers in the greater New York metropolitan area, the Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington metropolitan area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and South Eastern Connecticut, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Delaware. GoHealth Urgent Care is a TPG Growth portfolio company, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has more than $103 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.gohealthuc.com.
About Dignity Health Bay Area Hospitals
Dignity Health’s four accredited, not-for-profit hospitals in the Bay Area – Dominican Hospital, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital – have received national recognition for superior safety and quality. Each is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience, investing in their communities, advocating for the underserved, and delivering quality, affordable health services to anyone in need.
About San Francisco International Airport
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Source: San Francisco International Airport