BetterMed Urgent Care providing curbside COVID-19 testing in Richmond area

Posted at 11:52 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 07:59:44-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- BetterMed Urgent Care is providing curbside COVID-19 testing and examinations at several locations in the Richmond area.

“We are facing an unprecedented challenge in Central Virginia as the number of coronavirus cases increases daily,” said Mark Rausch, MD, Co-Founder of BetterMed Urgent Care. “Our communities are struggling to limit the spread of COVID-19 due, in part, to very limited testing availability.

Rausch said testing at BetterMed Urgent Care came in response to the community’s request.

“Patients call us every day asking to be tested. That’s why we’ve decided to set-up 7 days a week testing and examination centers throughout the region,” he added.

BetterMed Urgent Care has designated locations in Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and Fredericksburg as COVID-19 testing centers.

COVID-19 testing and examination centers:

  • Short Pump (12214 W. Broad Street, Henrico, 23233)
  • Ashland (300 North Washington Highway, Ashland, 23005)
  • Regency Square (1380 N. Parham Road, Richmond, 23229)
  • Fredericksburg – Starting March 31 (4901 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg, 22407)
  • Chester – Starting April 1 (11380 Iron Creek Rd., Chester, 23831)

These centers will provide COVID-19 testing and exams only – they will not provide normal urgent care services. Officials say COVID-19 testing will be available to all patients concerned about the virus, regardless of whether they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Officials say booking an appointment will result in shorter wait times and will prevent traffic disruption. To book an appointment, click here.

Official say the curbside testing and examination and discharge process takes place without the patient leaving the car. Typical results turnaround time is 24-48 hours.

All COVID-19 testing centers will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Patients seeking normal urgent care services should visit a non COVID-19 testing location. COVID-19 testing will not be offered at these locations.

Non COVID-19 testing locations (normal urgent care):

  • Colonial Heights (4600 Puddledock Road, Prince George, 23875)
  • Hull Street (6100 Harbourside Centre Loop, Midlothian, 23112)
  • Mechanicsville (6296 Mechanicsville Trpk., Mechanicsville, 23111)
  • Willow Lawn (5215 W. Broad St., Richmond, 23230)
  • Spotsylvania (10004 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, 22407)