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    Walgreens IDNOW Rapid Test

    Any experiences/tips on using Walgreens IDNOW for a Monday departure? Figured we'll test Friday morning... but when I went to Walgreens site for our area I had fill out a questionnaire.... and then the last step said... submit request for Appt... so now I'm waiting for some kind of response for the appt request.

    Don't need till end of August... and I will definitely just go there next week if and see "in person" appointments are better. Just curious what others might have done.
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    Blake, we just got back from Aruba tonight. We all used the Walgreens IDNOW Rapid Test, approved by Aruba for PCR testing requirements.
    It could not have been easier more efficient or cheaper (cost us Zero).

    We booked our appointments online for Wed. Morning for our Saturday flights. These were all done at Drive UP Walgreens (not all Walgreens offer this service).
    You drive up as if you're picking up a prescription, give them your name (no need to even show the email appointment confirmation or insurance info). They give you a swab and you swab your own nose, each nostril with 5 turns in each. You put the swab back into the package and place it back in the push out drawer.
    We all had our results back within 3 hours!
    This was the easiest Covid test that we've had since the pandemic started.
    Brian

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    Blake, problem may be that you can't schedule a test with Walgreens until 48 hours before you want to have it done. I'm leaving on a Tuesday, so will call Thursday morning for a Saturday morning test. And be sure your Walgreens location does the IDNOW test. I've found there is no Walgreens in my area offering it, just the full PCR test. So I'm glad I already have another test scheduled at another site (not Walgreens). But I'm still going to schedule at Walgreens for an hour later. Figure at least one of them will come back in time!
    This is all happening for me this week (I leave on the 3rd) so will let you know how it goes since you still have some time!

    Quote Originally Posted by blakecreek View Post
    Any experiences/tips on using Walgreens IDNOW for a Monday departure? Figured we'll test Friday morning... but when I went to Walgreens site for our area I had fill out a questionnaire.... and then the last step said... submit request for Appt... so now I'm waiting for some kind of response for the appt request.

    Don't need till end of August... and I will definitely just go there next week if and see "in person" appointments are better. Just curious what others might have done.
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    Online I could not book further than 3 days in advance. We are a family of 5 and there were plenty of appointments available and got the results in 2 hrs. This was a Long Island Walgreens.
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    Hi, would you be able to give me the Walgreens location you used for the IDNOW Rapid Test. My wife and I are going to Aruba in September. We live in Queens, NY. I can't find any local Walgreens nearby that give Covid tests. Appreciate your help.
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    Hi Len Cat, welcome to the forum!

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    I echo what Walt says!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Cat View Post
    Hi, would you be able to give me the Walgreens location you used for the IDNOW Rapid Test. My wife and I are going to Aruba in September. We live in Queens, NY. I can't find any local Walgreens nearby that give Covid tests. Appreciate your help.
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    Me three! Welcome!!
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    i just booked my 4 today for a Saturday test, leaving on tues. Can not make an appointment until 3 days before you require your test.
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