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Velocity offers free virus testing for uninsured

Velocity Urgent Care is now offering free COVID-19 tests for uninsured patients under the federal CARES Act.

Clinicians at the Hampton Roads-based urgent care provider have performed more COVID-19 and antibody tests than any other provider in its Hampton Roads, northern and southern Virginia communities, a company release stated.

COVID-19 testing is now free to those who are not currently enrolled in private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare or VA benefits. Uninsured patients are asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility.

For patients with insurance, the government has instructed private insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and the Veterans Administration to fully cover the cost of COVID-19 medical evaluations and lab tests. There is no co-pay or deductible collected for COVID-19 services at Velocity Urgent Care.

Velocity Urgent Care has 13 operating locations statewide including in Gloucester. Patients can walk in or check in online at

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