COVID-19 Testing

HCP Pharmacy is now offering COVID-19 testing ONSITE!

With the ever changing environment of the pandemic, the strains of the coronavirus,  and how easily it gets passed from one person to another, it will always be a dilemma to everyone who manifests all the signs and symptoms but could not  tell if he or she is positive or not. Sometimes, it varies from one person to another, and worst, some patients have no symptoms at all. 


Most Common Symptoms of the Coronavirus includes:

  • Fever or chills (>100.4F)
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  •  Diarrhea


Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization. Homestead Community Pharmacy has all the resources you need to keep you and your family safe from Corona. We now offer COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations for all ages. 


Have COVID-19 symptoms?

Need a COVID test?

We have you covered.

COVID-19 Rapid PCR Test
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test


Who should get a Rapid PCR test?


  • Proof of infection status prior to travel 
  • Fully vaccinated people after 3 to 5 days after a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Unvaccinated people who could not physically distance themselves and took part in high risk activities 
  • Anyone with active symptoms


A Rapid PCR test is a quick nasal swab from both nostrils. There are 3 different methods for nasal collection:


  • Nasopharyngeal- this is the method we will be using for your appointment at homestead community pharmacy- a health care professional will insert a long swab deep into your nostril to collect fluid from the back of your nose
  • Mid-turbinate- this method is self administered- using a soft swab straight back into the nostril an inch or less to collect a sample
  • Anterior nasal swab- self administered or health caree professional administered, put a swab ¾ of an inch into the nostril and twirling the swab around at least 4 times to get a sample 

*Generally the deeper you go for a sample, the higher the sensitivity of the specimen  


The Rapid PCR test looks for genetic material from the virus and the test uses chemicals to reproduce copies of the viral realteed DNA from the smallest sample. This test is highly sensitive leading to very few false negatives. False negatives mean a test that is negative, but should have been positive. 


Rapid PCR tests must be sent to a lab, so results can take a little while depending on how long it takes the lab to process the results 

RAPID ANTIGEN TEST (Check Back For Availability)

Who should get a Rapid Antigen test?


  • Anyone with symptoms
  • This test is most accurate when detecting infection after 2-5 days of symptom onset
  • If it is more than 6 days since symptoms started this test won’t be as accurate and PCR would be a better test for you


Antigen tests are much simpler and similar to a pregnancy test. These tests look for pieces of protein from the COVID-19 virus. The sample you get is treated with a reagent and analzyed on the spot by a health care professional. The antigen test requires a high level of virus in the sample in order to yield a positive result. Thus, antigen tests tend to have high level of false negatives. 


*usually you can get antigen test results within 10-15 minutes, however they tend to be less accurate than PCR tests 

A rapid antigen test is a nasal swab in both nostrils


For more information about differences in covid testing please click on the following link 

Payment Details

COVID-19 Rapid PCR test – $110

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test- $70

(make testing non-refundable, once scheduled and paid, do not refund)

We accept all major credit cards, Venmo, and Cash app online through the  website

Refund Policy

HCP Pharmacy will unfortunately, NOT be able to process any refunds. Therefore once you book a test, it becomes NON-REFUNDABLE. We make this very clear before you submit payment by requesting you to check a box AND acknowledging (by typing yes) to the refund policy. Please book a COVID test ONLY if you are sure you want to be tested. Please contact us if you have any questions before booking.
Exception: If you want to change the test type you selected to another test, you need to rebook the correct test, and email regarding any changes. We will work with our processor to refund the incorrect test to you. It may take 2-6 days for the refund to process on your end depending on your credit card or bank.
Unfortunately, we CANNOT process insurance at this time. You will receive your results the same day, unless there are delays due to high demand.
Please reach out to us with any questions that you may have at