COVID-19 Tests and Treatment

Ally Medical conducts COVID-19 testing as part of emergency room evaluations, based on best practice clinical protocols. We do not serve as a routine COVID-19 testing center. We are NOT a COVID-19 vaccination site at this time.

Our locations have a BioFire FilmArray System on-site, which provides for a COVID-19 RT-PCR result in 60 minutes. RT-PCR is the most widely used test to determine if you have the specific genetic material for the virus that causes COVID-19. Because this is the most accurate way to test for COVID-19, these tests are typically required for international travel or pre-surgical testing. In addition to the BioFire, we also have rapid antigen testing, which provides results in 20 minutes. If the antigen test result is negative for COVID-19, in most cases, we will send off a confirmatory PCR test to our partner lab, which results in about a day.

For patients who test positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe disease, we can give antibody infusions to help decrease the chance of becoming seriously ill. Monoclonal antibodies help prevent the virus from entering your cells and have been proven to both lower your risk of hospitalization as well as reduce the chance of getting those sick around you. The FDA has created guidelines and inclusion criteria for this emergency-use-authorized medication. Please call our facility to see if you may be a candidate for this antibody infusion.

We are an emergency medical facility, and we can take care of patients concerned about severe COVID-19 symptoms, such as chest pain or difficulty breathing. If you have these symptoms, please call 911 or seek help immediately at the nearest emergency room, whether it is an Ally Medical Emergency Room or another emergency room.

If you need a routine COVID-19 test, please visit a community testing site. Often times these sites will provide tests free of charge. 

If you are not sure whether you should come to an Ally Medical ER for a COVID-19 test, feel free to call any of our locations with questions.

COVID-19 Precautions

Everyone can feel safe inside our carefully sanitized facility, in which we utilize UVC sterilization and HEPA filtration after COVID-19 visits.

We screen every visitor for COVID-19 symptoms and provide a mask.

We sanitize each room and pathway, as well as reserve rooms just for COVID-19 cases.

Many of our ERs have a dedicated entrance for potential COVID-19 patients.

If you think you may have COVID-19, feel free to call us before you arrive so we can be ready to direct you to our COVID treatment area.

Looking for COVID-19 Test Results?

If you were seen at our Clear Lake location for COVID-19, you will receive an email from Baylor Genetics to the email you provided us at check in. If you did not receive an e-mail from BG, please call our facility so we can update the email on file.

If you were seen at any of our other locations (or other tests from Clear Lake), please go to https://www.cpllabs.com/patients/patient-portals-records-requests/ and create an account in the patient portal using your personal information.

Result times are determined by the receiving lab, and should not take longer than 5 days to result. We typically see COVID-19 test resulted in under 48 hours.  You will be called immediately if your test was positive. Please call the facility if you are having an extended delay.