Philadelphia, PA – January 12, 2021 – vybe urgent care, the leading independent operator of urgent care centers in the greater Philadelphia area, announces the opening of two new COVID testing centers in Paoli and St Davids. Both new centers will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and will offer COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. Patients may schedule appointments up to one week in advance.
Opening on January 15, the Paoli COVID-19 Testing Center is located at 254 West Lancaster Ave, on the south side of Route 30 directly across from the main entrance of Paoli Hospital.
Opening January 18, the St. Davids COVID-19 Testing Center is located at 599 Lancaster Ave, in the Radnor Hotel complex at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Radnor-Chester Road.
vybe is expanding its testing capabilities by fully dedicating these new locations to COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (screenings without a clinician visit). Rapid antigen testing is a perfect solution for asymptomatic patients who need clearance for travel, work, school, or a medical procedure. Patients with appointments are encouraged to complete their registration forms online prior to visiting, which helps minimize contact in the center. These rapid antigen tests are offered on a self-pay or employer-paid basis and are not typically covered by health insurance.
For patients with symptoms or who need other urgent care services, vybe offers telemedicine and a choice of 11 additional locations throughout the Philadelphia area.
The COVID-19 rapid test screenings offered at these vybe centers are a convenient alternative to PCR testing, but not a replacement if a patient is looking for a full medical visit based on symptoms or known exposure. Still, patients who need results quickly may opt for a rapid test screening with same-day results.
“We all need to monitor our health, especially during this time of COVID-19 concerns.” said vybe urgent care President, Peter Hotz. “We’re thrilled to bring fast, convenient testing to meet the demand in these key areas of suburban Philadelphia.”
vybe is fully accredited by the Urgent Care Association (UCA), which is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers and ensures high levels of patient safety and quality.