Point-of- Care Testing

Point-of- Care Testing

As a trusted healthcare destination, our pharmacy focuses on delivering quality patient care to keep our community healthy.

As a part of this ongoing initiative we are now offering point-of-care testing services for our patients. Think you have flu or strep? Tom’s Family Pharmacy is now providing rapid testing for flu and strep. We will receive results within minutes, allowing for excellent patient care in a timely manner. Depending on the results of each test, our pharmacist can dispense prescription medications to treat strep and flu right at the pharmacy, eliminating the need to go to a primary care or urgent care clinic. One stop for a test and a prescription means you’re on your way home and feeling better fast!

*Strep testing is available for patients 5 years of age and older.

*Influenza testing is available for patients 13 years of age or older.

FAQ:

Is Point-of-care testing covered on my insurance?

Unfortunately point of care testing is not covered on insurance plans, however it is highly affordable and often cheaper than a copay at an urgent care or primary care clinic

How are the samples for the test obtained?

Our trained pharmacists will collect a sample based upon the test that you will be receiving at the time. Flu tests require a nasal swab, strep tests require a throat swab, and cholesterol and glucose require a small amount of blood obtained from a lanceting device.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, we accept walk-in appointments during our normal business hours. Alternatively, appointments can be made through our website using the contact us feature.