CareNow® launches rapid COVID-19 testing at urgent care clinics

Results now available within minutes

 CareNow is proud to announce the launch of rapid testing for COVID-19 at all Northern Virginia locations, providing accurate results that are faster and more convenient for patients. A nationwide surge for COVID-19 testing has led to widespread delays in turnaround times for test results, frustrating many patients across the country. This new rapid testing option provides patients with results in minutes.

“We aim to deliver safe, accurate and convenient care options to our communities,” said Dr. Malak Isaac, market medical director for CareNow. “Providing results for patients before they are checked out of our urgent care facilities will alleviate uncertainty and help them get back to their everyday lives.”

In an effort to keep our colleagues and patients safe, patients are encouraged to check-in online to reduce risk of exposure and to maintain social distancing. We have also enhanced our safety protections and infection prevention measures to keep patients and visitors safe while in our clinics:

  • Limiting patient companions
  • Cleaning patient areas
  • Screening patients and visitors
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Applying CDC guidelines
  • Web and car check-in

For more information about COVID-19 testing and other CareNow services, visit


About CareNow

CareNow has been committed to providing high-quality family care, urgent care and occupational medicine services in the Northern Virginia area. Open seven days a week and weeknights, CareNow has 4 Northern Virginia locations providing convenient, quality and cost-effective urgent care and is accredited by the UCA. CareNow is affiliated with HCA Virginia. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Virginia

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 15 hospitals, 29 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $251.6 million in uncompensated care and pays $82.3 million in taxes annually. HCA Northern Virginia includes Dominion Hospital, Reston Hospital Center, StoneSprings Hospital Center and CareNow Urgent Care Centers.