AHP tests sick children and adults with mild or no symptoms.

AHP offers 2 types of COVID tests:

Test Type:Rapid Antigen PCR Molecular
Accuracy:Most accurate during 2-5 days of symptomsVery sensitive; detects before symptoms
Results:15-30 minutesResults 2-4 days
Fee:$75 Lab bills Insurer
Travel: Most US travel: not Hawaii. Check with destination.Acceptable for nearly all travel.
Test Procedure:Gentle swab into both nostrils.Oral and gentle nose swab.

Cost of Testing

Most Insurers are required to cover the cost of the office visit and the lab test. Please call your provider to check your individual plan.

If you have an insurance we take (Check here), you will need to pay the deductibles/copay your insurer requires for an office visit or COVID test. The independent lab will bill your insurance for PCR tests. We charge $75 out of pocket fee for the Rapid test.

If you do not have an insurance we take, the fee for the office visit and specimen collection is $150.

We are able to see Medicare patients and Health Plan of San Mateo Medical patients who are under 18 years.


Sick children do not need an appointment, but please complete online forms , email your insurance card and call ahead (650) 579-6581.

Children who are not sick and all adults need an appointment. AHP will test adults during Urgent Care Hours if time allows.

To make an appointment for COVID tests, please fill out the Patient Forms. http://www.afterhourpeds.net/forms

After filling out the form, please email a copy of your insurance card(s) to [email protected] with the patient name as the subject line. Include your preferred date and time for test and the reason for the test. We will respond within 24 hours.

Appointments are available same day for children and usually within a day for adults.