COVID Testing

at Evolve

Faster . Easier . Smarter .

"Hands down the best medical care."

“Dr. Freeman, Megan & the whole Evolve team are AWESOME!”

-December 2019

"I love my doctor & ALL the staff."

“Friendly, thorough & make you feel so comfortable.”

January 2019

"Evolve felt more like a spa..."

“The staff genuinely care about providing excellent customer service.”

July 2017

"I leave knowing I am getting the best care possible."

“I always recommend Evolve if you are tired of ‘revolving door’ offices.”

April 2019

"They are the future of healthcare."

“If you are looking for a new GP, there is no better place!”

May 2019

"Saved me lots of time & money!"

“As an ER nurse myself, I highly recommend Evolve & it’s membership plan.”

September 2018

"Beyond Expectations."

“Friendly, open, caring, prompt, knowledgeable and AFFORDABLE!”

–February 2019

"Wow! What a great place."

“Awesome caring medical pros. Changing how care is delivered!”

–May 2018

"Evolve is such a blessing."

“In today’s world of complicated insurance plans, overcrowded medical facilities, Evolve is a breath of fresh air.”

December 2016

"Affordable Health Care at last."

“They helped me get all of my prescriptions at a fraction of what I was paying.”

August 2015

"I got lab work at a tenth of what I paid at other clinics."

“They helped me get all my prescriptions at a fraction of what I was paying.”

August 2017

"Wow! Where has this place been all my life?!"

“What an amazing experience. I can’t see myself going anywhere else.”

April 2019

"I love the virtual appointments"

“Super convenient. I’m so appreciative…taking the time to listen and actually give me answers.”

February 2019

"You never feel rushed."

“Extremely thorough, very patient. Evolve is truly a godsend.”

February 2019

COVID Testing

at Evolve

COVID PCR Nasal Swab &
COVID Antibody Testing

Evolve’s COVID Swab results in 1-2 days!

Testing is fast and easy:

  • Virtual Visit

  • Drive-Thru (stay safe in your car)

  • Results by Text in 1-2 business days!

  • Members: COVID tests for travel or for individuals with no symptoms and no exposure is FREE and NO APPOINTMENT necessary. 

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COVID Antibody Testing

Antibody testing (also called serology testing) looks to see if you have developed antibodies, the proteins critical for fighting off and clearing out the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 antibody will be negative until at least 14 days from the time of sickness or exposure before looking for antibodies.

How long does it take to get the results?  Evolve receives results in 1-3 days.

What does it mean if the antibody test is positive?  A positive result means you were exposed to COVID-19. But it does NOT mean you are immune to COVID-19.  Evolve encourages everyone to still follow all possible protective measures. 

The World Health Organization has specifically warned against using a positive result to suggest you are “immune” and can return to normal activity.

Keep in mind there are over 200 Different COVID-19 Antibody Tests Available

The specific test is drawn at Evolve and performed by Quest Diagnostics using Abbott Architect SARS-CoV-2 IgG.

Data submitted to the FDA for approval shows 100% sensitivity and 99.6% specificity.

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COVID Viral Swab

Evolve’s COVID PCR swab testing has the fastest turn-around time in Maryland!

The COVID swab test is performed as a drive-thru test.

Stay in your car avoid the long waits and crowded, dirty waiting room.

Stay safe and protected.

Prior to obtaining a COVID swab, you will meet with one of our providers through a Virtual Visit to evaluate the indications for testing, make sure the COVID swab is the right test and answer any questions you may have.

Results are usually back in 1-2 business days. We text a copy of your results right away. 

The cost for the evaluation is only $25 for Evolve members. If you simply need a COVID test prior to travel, there is NO CHARGE for members. 

Non-member cost is $145 for the virtual visit.

Non-members: Consider joining Evolve! Each COVID test going forward will be only $25 or no charge (depending on indications). Learn more about Evolve’s membership here. 

There is no laboratory fee for the COVID test. Billing for COVID testing is managed by the lab and should be covered in full by your insurance or the state’s uninsured fund.

Evolve uses Integrated Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics (ICMD), a locally-owned, highly-complex accredited lab located in Greenbelt, Maryland.

ICMD uses ThermoFisher Scientific Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19 Real-time PCR. ThermoFisher is the global leader in service science with this COVID test serving many other countries.

Rapid COVID Testing (On-Site)

The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the public about the reliability of Abbott Laboratories on-site rapid test.

Although the rapid test can provide an answer within 15-30 minutes, the test can miss as many as 48% of COVID positive infections (false negatives).

At Evolve, we feel the potential harm of being told you are COVID negative, when in fact you are actually positive and contagious, outweighs the benefit. Therefore, Evolve will continue to only offer our current 1-2 day test until better information is available.

For more information about Rapid, Point-of-Care testing, read the FDA alert (link here), or read more about Cleveland Clinic’s study showing false negatives (link here) or New York University’s study (link here). 

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Which COVID Test is Right for YOU?

There are two main types of tests you can have for COVID:

Viral testing  &  Antibody testing. 

COVID Swab looks for the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself.

If the COVID swab is POSITIVE, then you are COVID-19 contagious (whether you feel sick or not).

If the antibody test is positive, then you will know you were exposed to COVID-19 in the past. 

All of Evolve’s COVID testing is performed in the safest possible manner.

Our dedicated staff are experienced, caring professionals focused on performing the test accurately — and safely.

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Ready to Schedule Testing?

Scheduling either a COVID Nasal Swab or Antibody test is easy!

Evolve Members:

  • Simply click on “Schedule COVID Test (Members Only)” below.
  • Schedule a Virtual Visit
  • We’ll text you a convenient time to come by!
  • No Fee if you simply need a COVID test for travel.
  • Fee is only $25 if you need a virtual visit because of exposure or symptoms.

Non-Members or Urgent Care

  • Simply click on “Schedule COVID Test (Non-member) below.
  • Schedule a Virtual Visit
  • We’ll text you a time to come by.
  • Fee is $145 for consult.
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Evolve Urgent Care and Direct Primary Care is the highest reviewed Primary Care and Urgent Care, serving Annapolis, Edgewater, Arnold, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Gambrills, Millersville, Crofton, Arnold, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, Pasadena and all portions of Anne Arundel County.

Testimonials

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Affordable Health Care at last

“They helped me get all my prescriptions at a fraction of what I was paying.”

– Facebook
August 2015

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It felt as though I was their number 1 priority

“I can’t describe how thankful I am that I found Dr. Freedman and Deborah Needle and the entire staff!”

– Google
July 2017

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Dr. Freedman takes the time to get to know his patients.

“The staff is amazing. I felt like a person rather than a number here!”

– Yelp
08/14/17

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Evolve is such a blessing

“In today’s world of complicated insurance plans, overcrowded medical facilities, Evolve is a breath of fresh air.”

– Yelp
12/15/16

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I got lab work at a tenth of what I paid for at other clinics.

 “They helped me get all my prescriptions at a fraction of what I was paying.”

– Facebook
August 2015

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Old school doctor who spends alot of time.

“Very little to ZERO wait time. Dr Freedman and his staff are the best!! A great value as well.”

– Facebook
October 2016

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Evolve felt more like a spa than a doctor's office.

“Evolve’s staff genuinely seemed to care about providing excellent customer service. “

– Google
July 2017

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Dr. Freedman is incredibly intelligent, experienced, and knowledgeable.

“He instantly made me feel comfortable. The office is beautiful…staff is very friendly.”

– Yelp
05/23/17

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AMAZING friendly and welcoming staff! So lucky to have them in our neighborhood!

 – Google 

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Best thing to happen for the health of Annapolis area families.

– J.D. Yelp
06/13/16

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Wow Amazing The Total Package The Perfect Practice!

“Evolve Medical is a unique and a perfect model for health care”

– J.D. Yelp
10/06/17

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If you have a high deductible, you need to be a member of this clinic!

“They’ll help you save money on
labs, tests and prescriptions.”

– Yelp
10/19/17

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A team of true professionals and healers

“They give you the best advice to
formulate a plan to help you achieve
health and true wellness.”

– Yelp
10/19/17

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