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Beginning January 16, 2021, RVNAhealth offers COVID-19 testing by appointment to the public. Tests are administered by RVNAhealth nurses, and are available at RVNAhealth (Ridgefield location) or at your home.
Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A separate appointment must be made for each individual who receives a test. Individuals must remain in their vehicles until asked to enter the RVNAhealth building; masks are required. RVNAhealth offers tests to both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Individuals with symptoms or a believed exposure are tested externally — in the RVNAhealth parking lot.
RVNAhealth offers both PCR (oral swab) and Rapid (nasal) tests. Learn about both tests below, as well as RVNAhealth safety protocols and payment.
At RVNAhealth by Appointment
27 Governor Street, Ridgefield CT
Appointments may be made for the following times. Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance.
- Thursdays, 1:00pm – 6:00pm (beginning January 21, 2021)
- Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:30pm (beginning January 16, 2021)
If you encounter problems scheduling online, please call our office at 203-438-5555.
Masks are required to enter the RVNAhealth building. Upon arrival, please park in the designated “Vaccine Parking “spots in the RVNAhealth lot and call the phone number on the sign to check in. Remain in your vehicle and answer screening questions over the phone until instructed to enter the building.
At Your Home (additional fees apply)
Individuals preferring to receive the COVID-19 test at home may make appointments with RVNAhealth Private Duty Nursing services. To learn more or request at-home COVID-19 testing, please contact the RVNAhealth Intake team at 203-438-5555 x2.
Please do not use our on-line appointment scheduler for home appointments.
TYPES OF TESTS
PCR Test is an oral swab that is considered the “gold standard.” This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even in those who have no symptoms. The turnaround time for results is approximately 3-5 days (and can take longer when demand is high).
Rapid Antigen Test is a nasal swab that detects proteins specific to Coronavirus. Results are typically available within 30 minutes. While the rapid test produces fast results, the accuracy rate is not as high as the PCR test. Because of this, RVNAhealth recommends the Rapid test only for all those who are in need of immediate results. We also recommend receiving a PCR test in addition to the Rapid test to validate the results.
RVNAhealth follows strict infection control and hygiene practices and has extensive cleaning measures of all equipment and facilities. All treatment rooms have a newly-installed filtration system to ensure absolute safety. Rooms are cleaned before, after, and between appointments with medical-grade solutions. The RVNAhealth building and organization has been operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and have been successful in maintaining a safe and trustworthy environment.
Please bring your insurance information with you at the time of your appointment. If you are uninsured or do not have a participating insurance plan, COVID-testing will be offered free of charge