Three COVID Testing Types Offered by Palm Harbor Pharmacy

Palm Harbor Pharmacy is the leader in the COVID Testing space! Every test is administered by a licensed pharmacist who is well studied and equipped to answer your questions.

We have invested in the best technology on the market for accurate, RAPID ONSITE testing: from PCR, to regular antigen, to antibody.

For same day COVID testing: multiple slots every 15 minutes, schedule online.

Palm Harbor Pharmacy is pleased to offer three different types of Antigen tests. For fast, easy, convenient COVID testing, visit your local pharmacy in Palm Harbor. We are neighbors who care about your health, your time and stopping the spread of COVID-19.For your local convenience, we are open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday for COVID testing. 

Before You Arrive

Upon arrival for COVID testing, you will need a few things. Please remember to follow all instructions provided to make this a safe visit to your community Palm Harbor Pharmacy.

  1. When you park out front of our teal windows, call the pharmacy to let us know you're here: 727-787-2273.
  2. STAY IN YOUR CAR: our pharmacist will come out to you.
  3. Please keep your mask covering your mouth while receiving your test.

We appreciate your neighborly adherence to the protocol set in place for our customers' and staff's safety.

The Three Testing Types

COVID Rapid Antigen Test

We typically use the Rapid Antigen Test if you're sick with symptoms or you've been exposed to someone who then tested positive. It's best to wait at least four or more days from the time you were exposed before your test. If this is the test you need, follow this link to book an appointment. This test is performed out front in your car. It will be processed onsite, and your results are complete in 15 minutes. The cost is $99, collected either when you book online or when you arrive out front for your appointment. You may submit to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement, as your invoice will contain all the billing codes and information you need. 

  • Utilizes a 1" nasal swab
  • Patient may submit paperwork to insurance company
  • May be reimbursed
  • Results within 15-30 minutes, onsite
  • AKA Antigen Diagnostic Test

Pros: Nearly instant results
Perfect test for active infection & recent exposure

Cons: Not accepted by some foreign countries (check with your destination)

COVID Rapid PCR Molecular Test

BIG NEWS!! Palm Harbor Pharmacy invested in the most accurate testing available. What used to take days is now done onsite in 30 minutes with our RAPID ONSITE PCR Machine.

If you're traveling or having surgery, you may need a PCR test. Check with your destination or surgery center to be sure. Some will accept a Rapid Antigen Test, which is less expensive, so it's essential to find out. If the PCR is the test you need, follow this link to book an appointment. This is also a nasopharyngeal swab. The cost is $199. Payment is collected either when you book online or at the time of testing. Additionally, you may submit to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement, as your invoice will contain all the billing codes and information you need. 

  • Utilizes a nasopharyngeal swab
  • Patient can submit paperwork to insurance company
  • May be reimbursed
  • Processed ONSITE
  • 30 minute results
  • AKA Molecular Diagnostic Test

Pros: The Gold Standard Test for active diagnosis Accepted by many foreign countries, surgery centers, etc.

Cons: More expensive than Rapid Antigen Tests

COVID Antibody Rapid Test

If you feel you may have had COVID in the past, you would be a great candidate for this testing type. If this is the test you need, follow this link book an appointment.This test is a fingerstick blood draw and looks for IgM and IgG antibodies. These are the antibodies developed after one recovers from COVID-19 or IgG is shown after a Covid Vaccine. It's possible never to show symptoms of COVID and have antibodies present. The cost of the Antibody Test is $79. Payment is collected at the time of testing or when you book an appointment online. You may submit to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement, as your invoice will contain all the billing codes and information you need.

  • Utilizes a finger stick blood draw
  • Patient can submit paperwork to insurance company, and may be reimbursed.
  • Processed onsite
  • 15 minute turnaround time
  • AKA Serology Test

Pros: Learn if you have antibodies, as you may be one of the many who had a minor infection, Inexpensive

Cons: Unknown whether presence of antibodies means immunity

An Important note: COVID-19 tests are diagnostic tools. A negative test result does not rule out a person from contracting COVID-19 in the future.

How to Schedule COVID Testing

Your community pharmacist and staff have made this unfortunate process as easy as possible for our neighbors and customers. And all these tests can be booked online at www.palmharborpharmacy.com. We offer same-day and future appointments every 15 minutes.

Palm Harbor Pharmacy Provides COVID Testing and More

Our beautiful state-of-the-art facility with cutting-edge technology is well equipped to care for your COIVD-19 needs. From testing to recovery supplies, our pharmacists have gathered the supplies you need to recover at home, if possible.As always, if you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, you should go to the hospital or dial 911.Symptoms that could indicate a life-threatening emergency include:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or fainting
  • A sudden change to vision or difficulty speaking
  • Confusion, a sudden change in your mental status
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea

Severe COVID-19 symptoms to watch for include:

  • Shortness of breath while at rest
  • Dry cough, fever, and breathing getting more difficult
  • Significant or worrisome cough that is getting worse
  • Confusion or sudden change in mental status
  • Chest pain
  • Low oxygen levels
  • Extreme sleepiness or inability to wake
  • Blue face or lips

Contact your friendly local pharmacy at Palm Harbor Pharmacy to set up your COVID testing and provide for those who have COVID symptoms. Palm Harbor Pharmacy is here for the community and you.

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