4 Day RT-PCR COVID tests. Pfizer vaccinations.

Bay Area residents 18+: Complete a quick COVID-19 video assessment to be able to book a COVID test.

We recommend completing the video assessment as soon as possible; you can then book your lab test for a date in the future.

For vaccination appointments, please navigate to the last question in the FAQ.

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Dr. Nikki Tsang

Thousands of patients have been tested for COVID-19 at Circle Medical

1 - Book a Video Visit

Book a video screening visit with a Board-Certified primary care provider to get started. Same-day or next-day appointments available.

2 - Call From Home

During your video visit, your provider will collect your basic health information and discuss the testing procedure with you.



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3 - Come to Testing Center

After your video visit, you will be able to book a lab appointment (location in San Francisco) through the app. Same-day lab appointments available.



Uninsured / Out of network

$100 (RT-PCR test)

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Aliyah D.

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"Video call with doctor was great. She was so nice and relaxed. COVID test appointment was easy. Receptionist and nurse technician couldn’t have been more professional and accommodating."

Marcus P.

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"Went in to get a covid test and this place is immaculate.  The nurse doing the swab was easy to talk to and efficient.  Got my results within a day!  Highly recommend!"

Nancy R.

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"Circle Medical makes it incredibly easy to receive the medical care you need.  Their app is easy to use, their doctors are always on time, and I believe it's higher quality care than anything else I've received.  Y'all rock Circle Medical!"

Frequently Asked

What type of COVID-19 tests can I book with Circle Medical?

We have RT-PCR tests. We use a third party laboratory to process the tests.

What is the difference between a rapid test and a RT-PCR test?

RT-PCR COVID Tests (up to 4 day turnaround):

- Gold standard of COVID-19 tests, with the most accurate results available.
- Used for travel clearance (be sure to check the requirements for the specific country of your travel).
- A RT-PCR test (or reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) uses Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT) to detect genetic material.
- Can be performed with a shallow nose swab.

We are currently out of stock of rapid tests due to a nationwide shortage.

What is the turnaround time for a COVID-19 test?

The first step is to book your COVID-19 video assessment as soon as you can. Once you have completed that assessment, you will be able to book a lab appointment.

Our lab is open M-F and closed on weekends.

From the time you come into the lab for your swab, you can expect a 3-4 day turnaround time for the RT-PCR test.

Why is everyone required to complete the COVID-19 video assessment?

We are required to collect very specific information and immediately report it to the Department of Public Health (DPH). We gather this information during the video assessment while ensuring that all patients are clear on the testing options that are appropriate for them.

How much does it cost to get a COVID-19 test?

In-network insurance:

$0 for video assessment and PCR test*

Out-of-network insurance or uninsured:

$200 for a video assessment and PCR test

*subject to change according to national insurance policy updates. Please double check with your insurance company if you are unsure of your coverage.

Can I book a COVID-19 test for my child?

At this time, we do not offer healthcare services to children. Patients must be 18 years of age or older to receive care through Circle Medical.

What insurances do you accept?

We accept most PPO insurance plans and a small number of HMO insurance plans.

Plans we accept include:

Anthem, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of California, Brown & Toland, Cigna, Empire, Health Net, Hill Physicians, Humana, Medicare, Oscar, and United Healthcare

To verify your specific insurance coverage, you can start booking an appointment. The second to last step of the process of booking an appointment will prompt you to enter in your insurance information so that we can confirm your coverage and provide you with an estimate of your appointment cost.

What is the process to get a COVID-19 test?

We recommend booking an appointment for a video screening as soon as you can.

After your video screening, you will be given the ability to book a lab swab appointment within the app for the same day or a day in the future.

You can then come into the lab for your swab appointment. Your results will be available on the app, and you will receive a notification as soon as they are available.

SF Lab Collection Site:

Circle Medical 1st Street
333 1st Street (entrance on Folsom)
San Francisco CA, 94105

Do I need to book my appointment with a doctor (MD or DO), or can I book my appointment with any provider (PA-C, NP, etc)?

You do not need to book your initial appointment with a doctor. You can book your appointment with any provider that we have available.

Do you offer the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, we offer the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for those in the Bay Area. These vaccines are free.

Our vaccinations are meant for those who have never received a COVID-19 vaccination, or those who have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine but have not yet received their second dose. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not interchangeable, so if you have received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you cannot get your second dose through the Pfizer vaccine.

Note: We do not offer "boosters" for those are are already fully vaccinated at this time, but we will continue to follow developments in CDC guidelines.

To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in the Bay Area, navigate to https://www.circlemedical.com/book and select "COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination".

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Your COVID-19 test results will be available in your app in 2-3 days (RT-PCR test) after you come into the lab.

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