Link to book COVID-19 testing appointments is at the end of this page
Now Booking COVID-19 PCR/Molecular & Antigen rapid test Appointments!
Appointments are available daily, Monday through Saturday. Appointments are open a few weeks in advance. Please call us at 215-509-5599 or email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Weekdays - 10 AM - 3 PM (call or email us if you need earlier or later appointment)
Saturdays - 10 AM - 12 PM
Closed on Sundays
Eric's Rx Shoppe is now offering appointments for COVID-19 rapid PCR/Molecular and rapid Antigen testing via a self-performed nasal swab. Same day appointments may be available, but an appointment is required (no walk-ins). Please DO NOT ENTER THE VACCINE CLINIC or PHARMACY if coming for your COVID-19 test - stay in your car and follow directions below. You will receive your rapid Antigen or PCR/Molecular results via email in approximately 60 minutes following the test.
If you need a test for travel, we strongly recommend a Rapid Test, as those are all done in house. They are not sent to a lab and we can guarantee your results within the specified time frame.
Eric's Rx Shoppe will report all results to the PA DOH via PA-NEDSS (Pennsylvania's version of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System). The email that you receive with your test results will have a QR code that links to results that are reported to the PA-NEDSS site. No guarantees can be made that the documentation provided by Eric's Rx Shoppe is valid for travel or other purposes. We recommend checking with the airline/country to see what specific test they may require.
Scheduling tests for multiple people:
If you want to schedule COVID-19 tests for a family member or a number of people coming in the same car, please make consecutive appointments and you may come together at the first designated appointment you have selected. If no consecutive appointments are available, select the next closest appointment time and let us know who is here when you arrive. We will bring all tests out together. Please note that you may pay for all family members at the same time when booking multiple appointments.
The PCR, Antigen, and ID Now (Molecular NAAT) tests will be processed on site, so results will be available in approximately 60 minutes of testing. Though a negative test is not a 100% guarantee that you do not have COVID-19, the PCR test is more reliable and more widely accepted for travel than Antigen tests. NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) is a molecular test (similar to PCR) that gets processed through a specialized device. It's much more accurate than an antigen test and is widely accepted for travel or reporting purposes.
See additional details here about: https://www.abbott.com/IDNOW/IDNOW-COVID-19-FAQ.html
Cost of COVID-19 rapid tests:
Rapid PCR $149
Rapid Antigen $49
Rapid Molecular Test (ID Now System NAAT) NOW $129 - Abbott ID NOW is a 15 minute turn around time test. With a comparable speed, antigen tests have demonstrated sensitivity of only 80%. The ID NOW molecular NAAT test gives results in the same time frame, but with a sensitivity score of 95% and specificity of 97.9% (comparable to PCR tests)! CAN BE USED FOR TRAVEL IN MOST PLACES (CHECK WITH YOUR DESTINATION TO CONFIRM)
For Any Rapid Tests...
You MUST pre-pay for your test via credit card when you register (link will be included in the confirmation email), or in extreme circumstances you may pay cash (exact change only) at the time of the test. The test is non-refundable. We can not refund or cancel any appointments. If you are unable to make your test, we can reschedule or you can transfer to another person. Please make sure to make payment within 24 hours of receiving your confirmation email or else the test may be cancelled.
We do not bill insurance for any Rapid Tests. You may submit your receipt to your insurance company to possibly receive reimbursement; however, Eric's Rx Shoppe is not responsible if your insurance company does not reimburse you.
What to do when you arrive for your COVID-19 test (Rapid PCR, Antigen, or ID Now (NAAT):
Please do not exit your vehicle or enter the Pharmacy or Vaccine clinic.
Park in one of the designated COVID-19 testing parking spots on the right side of the shopping center where Eric's Rx Shoppe is (next to where Dunkin Donuts used to be). We have designated spots set up with numbers.
If none of the designated spots are available, park in another spot and call us at (215) 509-5599
Call (215) 509-5599 to let us know your name, the spot number that you are in, and color/make of your vehicle.
Stay masked and have photo ID ready for review for everyone who is over 16 years old.
We will come out to your car and walk you through the self testing process.
Please free up the parking spot when you have completed your test. You do not need to wait for test results, as they will be emailed to you within 60 minutes. If you do not receive an email within 3 hours, please text us at (215) 509-5599 so we can resend your results.05116089
In the event of an emergency and you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointment, you may call us at (215) 509-5599 and reschedule within 7 days. Please do not call the Pharmacy regarding COVID testing.