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Andrea J.
07-06-2020, 07:28 PM
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Please list the state or province and the region and nearest large city.


This company was at my community today and tested 180 residents ... it was drive thru... bikes, golf carts and cars!
I spoke with the manager of the testing lab and he told me they could put a “ rapid rush “ if asked.

This lab is in Winter Garden Florida northeast of Orlando by about 10 miles.

Maybe 90 min from you CathyBrady Bear.

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charterprincess
07-06-2020, 08:03 PM
We are doing 2 different home tests & have 2 clinic tests at CVS.

The CVS in new port richey, florida is offering results as soon as 30 min. Most of the other locations in Florida take 2-3 days to get results, but over they weekend they changed those to 5-7 days. You can schedule an appt up to 2 days in advance. The New Port Richey location is hard to get an appt at! Set your alarm for midnight!!

Home Tests: one by labcorp & the other is thru "lets get checked" - both offer fda authorized PCR tests with results in 24-48 hours once their lab receives the test back. I ordered the labcorp test late in the afternoon & it was delivered the next day. There is no expediting fees, that is their standard shipping. "Let's get checked's" free shipping says it takes 3-5 biz days. 1-2 days is $15 extra. I did the $15 expedited and received the kit the next day. Both have online apps - I have received emails & text messages letting me know the status of my test kits where abouts.

We're taking 1 CVS & both home tests tomorrow then another clinic test on Wed- I can keep everyone updated on the process (we fly to AUA july 10 from USA)

"Let's get tested"
https://www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/
Pricing: $119, but if you use the link below, it will instantly save you $30 (making test $89). It is a referral link, so I also receive $30 credit. But then you will get your own link to share/use. I'm not trying to promote this to get credit - I'm just sharing it bc it saves you the most $$ and from what I see, makes it the cheapest test when having to pay upfront.

https://www.letsgetchecked.com/register/?aic=7BDE211AB5

Labcorp:
https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19
Pricing says: "We’ll bill your insurance for the test. If you don’t have insurance, we’ll handle that, too, through public funding. All we ask is that you use and return the kit you request for testing, since inventory is limited."

I have insurance and they did not personally bill me nor ask for payment. I'm not sure if they billed my insurance or if they are waiting to bill them until I return my sample & they perform the test. The person I'm traveling with does not have major medical, they did not bill him/make him pay upfront. So far, their statements are correct.

ArubaAngela
07-06-2020, 10:41 PM
does Cvs charge for their testing?? I’m in SWFL and having a hard time finding anyplace. Will have to send away.


We are doing 2 different home tests & have 2 clinic tests at CVS.

The CVS in new port richey, florida is offering results as soon as 30 min. Most of the other locations in Florida take 2-3 days to get results, but over they weekend they changed those to 5-7 days. You can schedule an appt up to 2 days in advance. The New Port Richey location is hard to get an appt at! Set your alarm for midnight!!

Home Tests: one by labcorp & the other is thru "lets get checked" - both offer fda authorized PCR tests with results in 24-48 hours once their lab receives the test back. I ordered the labcorp test late in the afternoon & it was delivered the next day. There is no expediting fees, that is their standard shipping. "Let's get checked's" free shipping says it takes 3-5 biz days. 1-2 days is $15 extra. I did the $15 expedited and received the kit the next day. Both have online apps - I have received emails & text messages letting me know the status of my test kits where abouts.

We're taking 1 CVS & both home tests tomorrow then another clinic test on Wed- I can keep everyone updated on the process (we fly to AUA july 10 from USA)

"Let's get tested"
https://www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/
Pricing: $119, but if you use the link below, it will instantly save you $30 (making test $89). It is a referral link, so I also receive $30 credit. But then you will get your own link to share/use. I'm not trying to promote this to get credit - I'm just sharing it bc it saves you the most $$ and from what I see, makes it the cheapest test when having to pay upfront.

https://www.letsgetchecked.com/register/?aic=7BDE211AB5

Labcorp:
https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19
Pricing says: "We’ll bill your insurance for the test. If you don’t have insurance, we’ll handle that, too, through public funding. All we ask is that you use and return the kit you request for testing, since inventory is limited."

I have insurance and they did not personally bill me nor ask for payment. I'm not sure if they billed my insurance or if they are waiting to bill them until I return my sample & they perform the test. The person I'm traveling with does not have major medical, they did not bill him/make him pay upfront. So far, their statements are correct.

Aruba4ever
07-06-2020, 11:14 PM
You can do mail in tests and not do it in person? Interesting to me- do they accept that?



We are doing 2 different home tests & have 2 clinic tests at CVS.

The CVS in new port richey, florida is offering results as soon as 30 min. Most of the other locations in Florida take 2-3 days to get results, but over they weekend they changed those to 5-7 days. You can schedule an appt up to 2 days in advance. The New Port Richey location is hard to get an appt at! Set your alarm for midnight!!

Home Tests: one by labcorp & the other is thru "lets get checked" - both offer fda authorized PCR tests with results in 24-48 hours once their lab receives the test back. I ordered the labcorp test late in the afternoon & it was delivered the next day. There is no expediting fees, that is their standard shipping. "Let's get checked's" free shipping says it takes 3-5 biz days. 1-2 days is $15 extra. I did the $15 expedited and received the kit the next day. Both have online apps - I have received emails & text messages letting me know the status of my test kits where abouts.

We're taking 1 CVS & both home tests tomorrow then another clinic test on Wed- I can keep everyone updated on the process (we fly to AUA july 10 from USA)

"Let's get tested"
https://www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/
Pricing: $119, but if you use the link below, it will instantly save you $30 (making test $89). It is a referral link, so I also receive $30 credit. But then you will get your own link to share/use. I'm not trying to promote this to get credit - I'm just sharing it bc it saves you the most $$ and from what I see, makes it the cheapest test when having to pay upfront.

https://www.letsgetchecked.com/register/?aic=7BDE211AB5

Labcorp:
https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19
Pricing says: "We’ll bill your insurance for the test. If you don’t have insurance, we’ll handle that, too, through public funding. All we ask is that you use and return the kit you request for testing, since inventory is limited."

I have insurance and they did not personally bill me nor ask for payment. I'm not sure if they billed my insurance or if they are waiting to bill them until I return my sample & they perform the test. The person I'm traveling with does not have major medical, they did not bill him/make him pay upfront. So far, their statements are correct.

brady bear
07-07-2020, 03:12 AM
8295

Please list the state or province and the region and nearest large city.


This company was at my community today and tested 180 residents ... it was drive thru... bikes, golf carts and cars!
I spoke with the manager of the testing lab and he told me they could put a “ rapid rush “ if asked.

This lab is in Winter Garden Florida northeast of Orlando by about 10 miles.

Maybe 90 min from you CathyBrady Bear.

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worth the drive. Wonder if they are open on Saturdays.

Aruba4ever
07-07-2020, 10:46 AM
Looks like they are open 8-noon time on Sat.


worth the drive. Wonder if they are open on Saturdays.

charterprincess
07-07-2020, 12:10 PM
does Cvs charge for their testing?? I’m in SWFL and having a hard time finding anyplace. Will have to send away.

It doesn't say we can't do mail in testing. The tests are being processed by the same labs as other medical & testing facilities are sending their samples to for testing. They are both the PCR testing. I guess I will know in ~ 48 hours if they don't accept it!

Also - access 365 urgent care is providing test for travelers that reside in Martin & St Lucie County. I have an appt with them this morning at 11:30 am. It's more expensive - $199, but if you have 2 or more people, it's $149 - results in 48 hours.

https://access365urgentcare.com/covid-19-testing/

charterprincess
07-07-2020, 12:22 PM
Alrighty!! Just completed our 1st CVS drive thru test - (which there was no charge for either of us - I used insurance & my hubby did not).
I made sure our names on the test match our passports. (BTW - the tech did not even ask for identification)
And I am happy to report the CVS test is LITERALLY the same as the home test I ordered from Labcorp. Everything is identical. Labcorp is processing CVS's test, too. So now it is a race on which will get faster test results - if there is any precedence for mailing the home test back vs testing centers sending them in. I didn't get a chance to see where CVS mails it to. Also - the home kits & CVS are the "less invasive" tests, you swab the lower nostril.

Next stop - our 11:30 am appt for the "Traveler" testing site

Tim nel
07-07-2020, 06:03 PM
I live in West Palm and was willing to drive to Orlando but after speaking to Mr. Williams from Physicians Stat Lab he could not guarantee that the results would be back in less than 60 hours.....Back to square one!!

charterprincess
07-07-2020, 06:45 PM
I live in West Palm and was willing to drive to Orlando but after speaking to Mr. Williams from Physicians Stat Lab he could not guarantee that the results would be back in less than 60 hours.....Back to square one!!

Hi Tim!
When I went to access 365 urgent care this morning (in palm city, fl) - they did not ask for our IDs to verify where we lived (& we were seen separately). They are the testing site that has tests for travelers, but says they only service martin & st lucie county. Their website says 3-5 days, but the rep said they get them back w/i 48 hours. If you look closely at the 3 different tests offered (Uninsured, Insured & traveler) - it says the same thing for non-symptom testing (which is free). so the $149-$199 you are paying as a traveler is the expediting. Hopefully it's accurate.

Andrea J.
07-08-2020, 11:29 AM
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TimNel and other FLA folks.....try giving this place a call.

Mohair
07-08-2020, 06:04 PM
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TimNel and other FLA folks.....try giving this place a call.

In Tennessee they only offer the antibody test.

blakecreek
07-08-2020, 06:57 PM
I like the concept of this thread ... but need good asssurance. the tests are accepted and available within the timeline required... looking forward to the thread that everyone posts their experience... but thanks to the early travelers for testing the system!!!

charterprincess
07-08-2020, 06:59 PM
I like the concept of this thread ... but need good asssurance. the tests are accepted and available within the timeline required... looking forward to the thread that everyone posts their experience... but thanks to the early travelers for testing the system!!!

I just typed up my overall experience - about to post - WARNING - it is long, goes into great detail so people can help decide on which test might be better....

Andrea J.
07-09-2020, 04:47 PM
https://www.labcorp.com/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/patient-information/covid-19-testing-options

I read some positive things from others' experiences with the at home Labcorp test.

brady bear
07-09-2020, 08:50 PM
I just typed up my overall experience - about to post - WARNING - it is long, goes into great detail so people can help decide on which test might be better....

Does it say when they actually test it; and the date with your results

charterprincess
07-11-2020, 09:35 AM
Does it say when they actually test it; and the date with your results

Our test results only have the date tested and date received by lab, then there is a lot of "technical talk" about the test, it's accuracy etc (I didn't take screen shot of that) and the last page is signature of the of the tech.
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Andrea J.
07-11-2020, 09:49 AM
is this the self test that you mailed in?




Our test results only have the date tested and date received by lab, then there is a lot of "technical talk" about the test, it's accuracy etc (I didn't take screen shot of that) and the last page is signature of the of the tech.
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charterprincess
07-11-2020, 10:20 AM
I have guests coming that live in tampa, they texted me that they called the health dept and were told that Fast Track Urgent Care in Hillsborough & Pinnellas (Owned by Tampa General) offer rapid results. They are 1st come, 1st serve - open at 8 am & lines get long and were advised to get there early. So they are camping out like it's a black friday sale, getting there ~5 am. I thought they were joking, but then when we were on the plane (& of course we were all chatting about our experience/comparing notes - especially on testing) and a lady said the same thing.

We had called Cleveland Clinic in Martin County and they referred us to Access 365. They also recommended "Mobile Med Assoc" - I called them, but you leave a message and they call you back. Took over 24 hours for a callback, but she said she could come the next day & get results back in 2 days. They come to you. We didn't go that route bc it was too late for us. https://www.housecallsmma.com/

Maybe call your local hospital and health departments to ask bc it seems like they know.
__________________________________________________ ________

Normally, I don't post "hearsay" type of info anywhere - but since this is a unique situation, I thought I would share what a couple ladies said on the plane. I'm not sure if the below is accurate or not. So please keep that in mind.

One got tested at Concentra Urgent care?? (I haven't looked them up). But she said it's 1st come, 1st serve, have to make appt couple weeks out - they open at 8 am and she got there at 2 am. That she was 1st in line, and then others came starting ~ 2:45 am.

Another lady (from florida) uploaded test results and Aruba emailed saying the test was not acceptable (I'm not sure why - ie if it was the test type or who performed it). She emailed Aruba that it is impossible to get a test in time. She said they emailed back saying if she gets a doctor's note stating this, she was allowed to test in Aruba. Her doctor did a letter & she said they allowed her to test upon arrival.

Mohair
07-11-2020, 01:18 PM
I have guests coming that live in tampa, they texted me that they called the health dept and were told that Fast Track Urgent Care in Hillsborough & Pinnellas (Owned by Tampa General) offer rapid results. They are 1st come, 1st serve - open at 8 am & lines get long and were advised to get there early. So they are camping out like it's a black friday sale, getting there ~5 am. I thought they were joking, but then when we were on the plane (& of course we were all chatting about our experience/comparing notes - especially on testing) and a lady said the same thing.

We had called Cleveland Clinic in Martin County and they referred us to Access 365. They also recommended "Mobile Med Assoc" - I called them, but you leave a message and they call you back. Took over 24 hours for a callback, but she said she could come the next day & get results back in 2 days. They come to you. We didn't go that route bc it was too late for us. https://www.housecallsmma.com/

Maybe call your local hospital and health departments to ask bc it seems like they know.
__________________________________________________ ________

Normally, I don't post "hearsay" type of info anywhere - but since this is a unique situation, I thought I would share what a couple ladies said on the plane. I'm not sure if the below is accurate or not. So please keep that in mind.

One got tested at Concentra Urgent care?? (I haven't looked them up). But she said it's 1st come, 1st serve, have to make appt couple weeks out - they open at 8 am and she got there at 2 am. That she was 1st in line, and then others came starting ~ 2:45 am.

Another lady (from florida) uploaded test results and Aruba emailed saying the test was not acceptable (I'm not sure why - ie if it was the test type or who performed it). She emailed Aruba that it is impossible to get a test in time. She said they emailed back saying if she gets a doctor's note stating this, she was allowed to test in Aruba. Her doctor did a letter & she said they allowed her to test upon arrival.Thanks for all your posts CharterPrincess. They have been very helpful and interesting. I also take this doctor's letter excuse with a grain of salt. (It reminds me of my teaching days when students would produce a doctor's note instead of their homework.) But if it is true it would be of great assistance to many of us who can't get a test result within 60 hours (72-12).

Andrea J.
07-11-2020, 01:45 PM
I spoke with folks at the ATA this morning.
Here is the latest:
SELF TEST PCR Nasal Swab Nasopharyngeal test..........absolutely NOT allowed. (although a few did and will come through yesterday, today and tomorrow)


Doctor's Note........Not accepted under any circumstances.
A doctor's note with negative COVID test results will not exempt a person

I encourage all to post their OWN experiences and not the experiences that they have been told about.
Make sure that if you do post about other's experiences, please remember to post that is is indeed hearsay.

brady bear
07-11-2020, 05:30 PM
So sometimes I think Aruba is eliminating some of us "hot spots"
As the numbers goes up the longer the results will take.
Just hoping they increase the time with the results. 4-5 days .. lol
Still have high "hopes" but if it doesn't happen it wasn't meant to be.

charterprincess
07-11-2020, 07:03 PM
I spoke with folks at the ATA this morning.
Here is the latest:
SELF TEST PCR Nasal Swab Nasopharyngeal test..........absolutely NOT allowed. (although a few did and will come through yesterday, today and tomorrow)


Doctor's Note........Not accepted under any circumstances.
A doctor's note with negative COVID test results will not exempt a person

I encourage all to post their OWN experiences and not the experiences that they have been told about.
Make sure that if you do post about other's experiences, please remember to post that is is indeed hearsay.

In regards to the Self PCR Test, Labcorp's Pixel is literally the same test that CVS gave us & CVS sends theirs to Labcorp to process. Do you think AUA is not allowing those tests bc of security/chain of command issues - ie someone else could take the test on your behalf?? If so, it's a false sense of security bc we went to 2 testing sites and neither asked us for identification (including CVS), anyone could have taken my test on my behalf. OR maybe it's because some home tests aren't authorized by FDA?? Maybe AUA would reconsider & allow the home test under certain guide lines, like tests have to have FDA authorization under EUA (which the Labcorp pixell test is) and maybe you have to take the test in front of a witness of some sort - either your doctor, notary, someone that has some accountability. Test result times are increasing, not decreasing and supplies/test kits are becoming more scarce. It is very difficult to find testing sites for travelers that need rapid results in the USA where as they seem to have them more available in Europe and other countries. Maybe they don’t realize how difficult rapid testing is for USA considering it’s pretty easy everywhere else. We were at 2-3 days to get results, then went to 5-7 & 7-10 days. It would be a lot easier if the #s in the states stayed low then this would be a moot point :)

Maybe AUA could put together a list the testing companies (along with addy & phone) of the travelers from the hot zones & put it online so future travelers can call?? & maybe on the ED application process, add a line of who tested them, their addy, phone etc that way they can easily extract the info for future.

I understand why AUA wants you to test no more than 3 days prior. And I'm sure they are concerned that if they allowed travelers from the hot zone states to wait & test upon arrival in AUA, they could potentially end up with more people than beds/staff; having the required insurance can only do so much in that aspect. But it's just frustrating bc there are other people like me, that have been very cautious overall (have you seen the pic of us on plane & my roots/lack of botox??). I have quarantined for the most part, but we are getting "penalized" bc we live in states w/#s on the rise. What's not to say a state with low #s has multiple travelers that have not been taking safety precautions and test positive upon arrival?? They could have also just infected pax on the plane ride down (whom wont test positive for days as they run around the island). Yes, you are to be wearing masks on plane, but I was sitting in row 2 and a young guy was talking on his cell phone from the time he walked onto plane until at least the middle of plane with no mask on. People had masks on & off to drink, talk, get comfy etc.

Plus they need to take into account that people are taking multiple tests. My hubby & myself took 4 each. If we had tested positive, that is counted as 8 tests added to the overall # vs 2. they are not counting on a per person basis but on total # of positive tests. (& Please don't take what I'm saying out of context, I'm not trying to open a debate or can of worms regarding #s & such). I have been racking my brains out, trying to figure out options so we can test upon arrival to AUA, not prior - like maybe AUA requires you to have an additional travel insurance that provides air ambulance service back home if you test positive upon arrival. I don't know the legalities or a countries responsibilities to travelers in this aspect or if they might have to provide a certain level of care. OR maybe see if AUA can establish a relationship with testing facilities in the USA that will expedite the results, even at a higher cost?? They could probably team up with (if not even put this on them) 3rd party booking sites & OTAs like vrbo, airbnb, booking.com, expedia etc and/or even major hotel chains bc they are going to loose $$ if people can’t travel. Plus, it’s a nightmare right now for them (& property owners) – having to refund $$ due to Covid. There is a lot of free space before security in airports to set up testing sites. I would drive extra distance to an airport to know I could get tested. Look at how many people said they were driving all over the state of Florida to get a test.

I didn't mind paying $149 for a test since I was guaranteed results. I was ready to pay $199/person. And with airfare being lower right now, that helps offset these additional costs. (other things are costing less, too - ie my rental car, I never saw bucket of beer so cheap than last night, another restaurant reduced their prices; & I'm sure these guys aren't the only ones reducing prices). I'm trying to think outside the box so it will be fair & safe all around and people can still enjoy Aruba. It's a win-win, we are still safe, get a great place to visit and we help Aruba economy gets back on track, otherwise, there is going to be a drop in # of visitors which means less $$ coming in on tourism side. Has it been posted yet on how many people tested positive yesterday?? If I wasn’t so passionate about this or seen what our friends that live here have been going through/$$$ lost, I wouldn’t be posting so much, trying to find solution. I am not one to post my thoughts like this – I have been a member on this forum since 2013 & said more in the past few days than in 7 years. I know I don’t have the answer – but maybe someone can play off something said, kinda like a think tank Anyhow, that’s my 2 cents - off to dinner!

Mohair
07-11-2020, 10:30 PM
I share your passion charterprincess. I completely understand why Aruba has adopted all these safeguards. They are being very smart and cautious. On the other hand, I live in a state (TN) with one of the lowest death rates in the nation, 108 per million, and a case rate of 8,900 per million. But I have to be tested first because of our recent spike. There are other states with death rates 15,000 or 16,000 per million and case rates of 20,000 per million and their citizens can fly in without a test. I am not knocking any residents of these states. It is all very logical and wouldn't bother me if I were able to get tested within the time frame and go.

WaltVB
07-12-2020, 08:25 AM
I share your passion charterprincess. I completely understand why Aruba has adopted all these safeguards. They are being very smart and cautious. On the other hand, I live in a state (TN) with one of the lowest death rates in the nation, 108 per million, and a case rate of 8,900 per million. But I have to be tested first because of our recent spike. There are other states with death rates 15,000 or 16,000 per million and case rates of 20,000 per million and their citizens can fly in without a test. I am not knocking any residents of these states. It is all very logical and wouldn't bother me if I were able to get tested within the time frame and go.

I believe all visitors from the US must be tested regardless of their states number of cases. Nobody can just "fly in" without a test.

charterprincess
07-12-2020, 09:45 AM
is this the self test that you mailed in?
No, this was test performed at Access365 urgent care.

Andrea J.
07-12-2020, 09:50 AM
there are some Hot States" and the residents of those states MUST be tested PRIOR to flying to Aruba.
the non "Hot States" ...folks are required to be tested as well except they have the option of tasing 72 hrs before flying or testing in Aruba upon arrival.


I share your passion charterprincess. I completely understand why Aruba has adopted all these safeguards. They are being very smart and cautious. On the other hand, I live in a state (TN) with one of the lowest death rates in the nation, 108 per million, and a case rate of 8,900 per million. But I have to be tested first because of our recent spike. There are other states with death rates 15,000 or 16,000 per million and case rates of 20,000 per million and their citizens can fly in without a test. I am not knocking any residents of these states. It is all very logical and wouldn't bother me if I were able to get tested within the time frame and go.

brady bear
07-12-2020, 10:04 AM
Andrea;
What I wish Aruba would take in consideration is not when they took the "specimen" but when they actually tested it
What is happening with all the increase tests; they are stored until they can run the test.
My test from work is done in 24 hrs; results in 2 days; however with the increase we get it in one week.

charterprincess
07-12-2020, 10:05 AM
I share your passion charterprincess. I completely understand why Aruba has adopted all these safeguards. They are being very smart and cautious. On the other hand, I live in a state (TN) with one of the lowest death rates in the nation, 108 per million, and a case rate of 8,900 per million. But I have to be tested first because of our recent spike. There are other states with death rates 15,000 or 16,000 per million and case rates of 20,000 per million and their citizens can fly in without a test. I am not knocking any residents of these states. It is all very logical and wouldn't bother me if I were able to get tested within the time frame and go.

I share your passion charterprincess. I completely understand why Aruba has adopted all these safeguards. They are being very smart and cautious. On the other hand, I live in a state (TN) with one of the lowest death rates in the nation, 108 per million, and a case rate of 8,900 per million. But I have to be tested first because of our recent spike. There are other states with death rates 15,000 or 16,000 per million and case rates of 20,000 per million and their citizens can fly in without a test. I am not knocking any residents of these states. It is all very logical and wouldn't bother me if I were able to get tested within the time frame and go.

exactly! Im all for safety & rules, but getting test results back literally changed Overnight from 24-48 hours to 5-10 day. Fda website shows serious shortage for tests, too. I dont think the pre-testing requirement will be going away & have feeling testing times are only going to get worse for the immediate future. I’m just trying to be proactive. A great help would to be able to see where everyone that was required to pre-test took their test. Its hard to search online & cold calling. The place i tested & got me my results (access 365 urgent care) did not come from searching online. They never came up. That was referral from hospital. I am surprised there are no/very few fast testing sites for travelers. Access 365 said they most likely be able to turn them around in under 2 days anymore, they will be at least 3-5 days.

Mohair
07-12-2020, 12:51 PM
I believe all visitors from the US must be tested regardless of their states number of cases. Nobody can just "fly in" without a test.

Walt, I realize that everyone must be tested either in their country or in Aruba. I just wanted to point out that some can fly without being tested first and that others must be tested before they can fly. It would actually be safer and more logical to require that everyone be tested before they can fly.

charterprincess
07-12-2020, 02:07 PM
Update on test results.....
I received “let’s get checked” (home test) yesterday 3:30 pm. They were to have them back w/i 24 hours of receiving test back at lab. I didn’t get results until 3 1/2 days after. They have since switched their site to 3-5 days avg time for results, after they receive it back.

Pixell Labcorp (home test) - i have not received mine, but my hubby got his this morning. That is 4 days for him.

CVS (drive thru clinic) - still waiting.

And, our test results from Access 365 urgent care are pretty much same “disclosures” as the home tests. That the tests have not been fda approved or cleared, they are only authorized under EUA. The test methods appear to be the same, Molecular RT-PCR & not antigen. “Let’s” does say it could have been 1 of 2 methods (i have to look up other method, but think its molecular). Im waiting to see the CVS test results & wording. But labcorp pixel & Access urgent care seem to be same. But i’m not a dr nor scientist (despite my last name), so there could be differences. Will leave that to the experts. I dont mind to share my results, whether on here or with the Aruban authorities so they can see if maybe these could become options. Granted right now, none of them are getting test results processed in time, maybe that will change. But Authorities could review mine, maybe reverse their decision/set guidelines on home tests?

Andrea J.
07-12-2020, 03:21 PM
Home tests are NOT allowed.

per aruba.com


Any other Covid-19 test (serological testing/antibody testing, antigen testing or any other blood test) doctor’s declaration or home kits will not be accepted.


Update on test results.....
I received “let’s get checked” (home test) yesterday 3:30 pm. They were to have them back w/i 24 hours of receiving test back at lab. I didn’t get results until 3 1/2 days after. They have since switched their site to 3-5 days avg time for results, after they receive it back.

Pixell Labcorp (home test) - i have not received mine, but my hubby got his this morning. That is 4 days for him.

CVS (drive thru clinic) - still waiting.

And, our test results from Access 365 urgent care are pretty much same “disclosures” as the home tests. That the tests have not been fda approved or cleared, they are only authorized under EUA. The test methods appear to be the same, Molecular RT-PCR & not antigen. “Let’s” does say it could have been 1 of 2 methods (i have to look up other method, but think its molecular). Im waiting to see the CVS test results & wording. But labcorp pixel & Access urgent care seem to be same. But i’m not a dr nor scientist (despite my last name), so there could be differences. Will leave that to the experts. I dont mind to share my results, whether on here or with the Aruban authorities so they can see if maybe these could become options. Granted right now, none of them are getting test results processed in time, maybe that will change. But Authorities could review mine, maybe reverse their decision/set guidelines on home tests?

charterprincess
07-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Home tests are NOT allowed.

per aruba.com


Any other Covid-19 test (serological testing/antibody testing, antigen testing or any other blood test) doctor’s declaration or home kits will not be accepted.


I understand they are saying “no” to home tests, but I had been asking if we know why?? I understand why antigen & antibody is not accepted, but curious why a molecular PCR home test is not.

ArubaAngela
07-12-2020, 04:42 PM
CVS is using LabCorp to do their tests, so why won’t they allow the Pixel test if it’s the same lab.


Home tests are NOT allowed.

per aruba.com


Any other Covid-19 test (serological testing/antibody testing, antigen testing or any other blood test) doctor’s declaration or home kits will not be accepted.

blakecreek
07-12-2020, 04:53 PM
I understand they are saying “no” to home tests, but I had been asking if we know why?? I understand why antigen & antibody is not accepted, but curious why a molecular PCR home test is not.

With a home test... how would they know exactly who's sample was tested?

Andrea J.
07-12-2020, 05:57 PM
due to honesty.
at least the labs ask for ID (although in some cases not)


I understand they are saying “no” to home tests, but I had been asking if we know why?? I understand why antigen & antibody is not accepted, but curious why a molecular PCR home test is not.

Andrea J.
07-16-2020, 02:39 PM
anyone have suggestions for Massachusetts labs that offer PCR testing?

OneHappyTraveler
07-17-2020, 07:42 AM
Just wanted to share a rapid test site for Connecticut residents in Hartford Pope park CVS minute clinic 860-757-9311 for appointment....we went yesterday and from the time we went in till out the door was 45 minutes....results in hand. I'm hoping this will help someone...Oh no insurance needed just ID. 18 and over

Andrea J.
07-17-2020, 09:43 AM
was it a PCR nasal swab?
Just wanted to share a rapid test site for Connecticut residents in Hartford Pope park CVS minute clinic 860-757-9311 for appointment....we went yesterday and from the time we went in till out the door was 45 minutes....results in hand. I'm hoping this will help someone...Oh no insurance needed just ID. 18 and over

OneHappyTraveler
07-17-2020, 11:18 AM
Yes....both nostrils

Nicole Kiladitis
07-17-2020, 01:38 PM
Wow, I would be tempted to drive there from brooklyn to go get that.


Yes....both nostrils

beachbunny
07-18-2020, 11:27 PM
Hello everyone!

Thanks for accepting my request to join the forum. My family (husband, son & 69 yr old mom) will be traveling to Aruba for the first time on Aug 8.
My neighbor went (she needed a test so she can go back to work) to an urgent care in Rockland County, NY where we live, that administers the PCR rapid testing. I borrowed her test results so we can email it to the Aruba Tourism to see if it was acceptable. They replied "Unfortunately no, the test results you send over do not specify how your test was taken (nasal or oral) and what type of test was performed (PCR or Molecular). " Attached is the test result below.

I know NYers can still test upon arrival at Aruba (hoping this is still the case by August) but I would rather have our tests taken prior to boarding the plane for peace of mind that we are covid free & to avoid the 24 hr quarantine.

Anyone know of any place in the Rockland County, NY or Whiteplains, NY that administers the rapid testing? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for any info you have!!!

8319

Andrea J.
07-18-2020, 11:35 PM
welcome to the aruba.com community forum

Good luck in the search for the right test!!!

Please post if you find the place and when you are in aruba, please check in here and tell us how it is going!

Again, welcome!


Hello everyone!

Thanks for accepting my request to join the forum. My family (husband, son & 69 yr old mom) will be traveling to Aruba for the first time on Aug 8.
My neighbor went (she needed a test so she can go back to work) to an urgent care in Rockland County, NY where we live, that administers the PCR rapid testing. I borrowed her test results so we can email it to the Aruba Tourism to see if it was acceptable. They replied "Unfortunately no, the test results you send over do not specify how your test was taken (nasal or oral) and what type of test was performed (PCR or Molecular). " Attached is the test result below.

I know NYers can still test upon arrival at Aruba (hoping this is still the case by August) but I would rather have our tests taken prior to boarding the plane for peace of mind that we are covid free & to avoid the 24 hr quarantine.

Anyone know of any place in the Rockland County, NY or Whiteplains, NY that administers the rapid testing? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for any info you have!!!

8319

beachbunny
07-19-2020, 12:09 AM
Hi Andrea,

Yes, I will post any updates :) - if I find a place or if we do get tested in Aruba. This whole testing situation is stressing me out :(

Regards!

Andrea J.
07-19-2020, 12:26 AM
me too!!!



hi andrea,

yes, i will post any updates :) - if i find a place or if we do get tested in aruba. This whole testing situation is stressing me out :(

regards!

schexc
07-19-2020, 08:06 AM
We live in Upstate NY, Onondaga County. We haven't looked into it with any detail yet, as a November trip is still a few months out, but the last I heard, the only place they offered a rapid test was for admitted hospital patients in our area.

I just spent a little time looking for rapid test options. It appears that Syracuse Behavioral Health Center offers rapid testing with a 24-48 hour turn around time. I'll have to give them a call to verify, as the update was a few months old.

Our local news had a story tonight, stating that the 24-48 hr. returns, were now taking over a week, as labs are overloaded from states that have an uptick in cases and are sending in more test samples.

brady bear
07-19-2020, 10:50 AM
Had to go to centra care this am (poor fingers sore/infection from washing too much) people were waiting outside since 3am for covid test with results in 15 minutes and taking appointments too but not pcr. Got excited for nothing. (they are taking average 7 days)
did over heard the ladies at the front desk tell callers they have to wait 10 days for retest if positive;
if they test negative after the first positive they can do their second one the next day
but they can go to another lab to get tested

EDMLS1358
07-20-2020, 01:34 PM
Hello everyone!

Thanks for accepting my request to join the forum. My family (husband, son & 69 yr old mom) will be traveling to Aruba for the first time on Aug 8.
My neighbor went (she needed a test so she can go back to work) to an urgent care in Rockland County, NY where we live, that administers the PCR rapid testing. I borrowed her test results so we can email it to the Aruba Tourism to see if it was acceptable. They replied "Unfortunately no, the test results you send over do not specify how your test was taken (nasal or oral) and what type of test was performed (PCR or Molecular). " Attached is the test result below.

I know NYers can still test upon arrival at Aruba (hoping this is still the case by August) but I would rather have our tests taken prior to boarding the plane for peace of mind that we are covid free & to avoid the 24 hr quarantine.

Anyone know of any place in the Rockland County, NY or Whiteplains, NY that administers the rapid testing? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for any info you have!!!

8319
I also live in NY. If it is convenient you could try the Pulse MD urgent care location in Baldwin Place NY. Its actually Somers. The test is free and results should come in 48hrs.

beachbunny
07-20-2020, 02:20 PM
I also live in NY. If it is convenient you could try the Pulse MD urgent care location in Baldwin Place NY. Its actually Somers. The test is free and results should come in 48hrs.

Thanks for sharing this info. I will give them a call. My mother also found Urgent Care of New York in Yonkers and they have a location in New City in Rockland County, she said they charge for rapid testing, I will give all these places a call;).
I don't mind crossing the Tappan Zee LOL!! as long as we get the correct test and upload it on the site on time.

EDMLS1358
07-23-2020, 06:33 PM
Now they are saying up to 12 days for results!!!

Paddy
07-25-2020, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share a Covid testing location that I used in Central Florida that got me results back in 24 hours. The name of the testing center is Passport Health. https://www.passporthealthusa.com/orlando/ The location that I used was in Orlando but it seems like they are available state wide. This is a rapid molecular PCR test. I took the test on Thursday 7/23 at 1:00pm and I received my results on 7/24 at 7:30pm. My wife also took the test at the same time and received her results on 7/24 at 11:30pm. The cost of the rapid test was $250. We just uploaded our results to the ED site and we both received green check marks! I hope this helps! Best of luck to everyone who is trying to travel to this amazing island during these crazy times.

LisaGrn
07-25-2020, 12:27 PM
Thanks, Paddy! That's great news for you. Have a wonderful time in Aruba and if you have time, post some trip reports. We're starving for more!!

Andrea J.
07-25-2020, 02:30 PM
welcome to the aruba.com community forum
thank you for the test update.

did your health insurance cover the cost of the test?


Hi everyone! I just wanted to share a Covid testing location that I used in Central Florida that got me results back in 24 hours. The name of the testing center is Passport Health. https://www.passporthealthusa.com/orlando/ The location that I used was in Orlando but it seems like they are available state wide. This is a rapid molecular PCR test. I took the test on Thursday 7/23 at 1:00pm and I received my results on 7/24 at 7:30pm. My wife also took the test at the same time and received her results on 7/24 at 11:30pm. The cost of the rapid test was $250. We just uploaded our results to the ED site and we both received green check marks! I hope this helps! Best of luck to everyone who is trying to travel to this amazing island during these crazy times.

WaltVB
07-25-2020, 02:42 PM
I get shots from Passport Health for international travel. I was unaware of the Covid test availability. Welcome to the forum!

brady bear
07-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Thank you for sharing.

charterprincess
07-26-2020, 12:44 AM
Great news for hot zones states, We can do home testing kits & antigen tests under new option #3 (plus have to mandatory test upon arrival) - these we were able to get back quickly! full details: look at “(iii) Negative PCR test required https://www.visitaruba.com/traveling-to-aruba/entry-requirements-and-visas/aruba-travel-restrictions-covid-19/ or scroll down to “component 3” then “option 3” https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements
yippie! & thank you Aruba!