COVID-19 Testing at MANA

MANA offers COVID-19 testing at several locations in Northwest Arkansas to people with symptoms of the virus. 

COVID-19 symptoms are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Follow the CDC quarantine instructions until you receive test results and afterward. 

Updated Quarantine Instructions

Testing Locations

MANA offers COVID-19 diagnostic testing for existing patients with symptoms at the locations below. Please call to schedule an appointment if you meet the criteria for testing. 

MANA Family Medicine South
2523 E. Huntsville Road, Fayetteville
(479) 442-2822
7 am to 3 pm, Monday – Friday
Testing for existing patients and new patients, no appointment required. Check-in at the Walk-In Clinic sign on the east side of the building. 

MANA Family Medicine Springdale
1109 S. West End Street, Springdale
(479) 750-3630
7:30 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
By appointment only. 

MANA Family Medicine Pinnacle Hills
3730 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 2, Rogers
(479) 464-5599
8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
By appointment only. 

MANA Family Medicine Southwest Bentonville
701 SW Regional Airport Boulevard, Suite 1, Bentonville
(479) 464-5590
Same day appointments available. 

MANA Urgent Care College
1673 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville
(479) 521-0200
7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Sunday
No appointment required. 

MANA Urgent Care Wedington
1188 N. Salem Road, Suite 6, Fayetteville
(479) 442-0006
7 am to 6 pm, Monday – Sunday
No appointment required. 

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics
3380 N. Futrall Drive, Fayetteville
(479) 442-7322
8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Please call to schedule an appointment.  

What to Expect

The nurse will collect a simple nasal swab, that will look and feel similar to a flu swab. At MANA Clinics, we have rapid testing and some tests are sent to a lab to analyze. Based on your symptoms during the exam, the provider will determine the appropriate method of testing. There are important differences between the two types of diagnostic tests. 

  • A Rapid Antigen Test is a diagnostic test that is designed for rapid detection of the virus that causes COVID-19. Antigen tests are for patients with symptoms and cannot be used to screen patients without symptoms. The Sofia SARS antigen test received FDA Emergency Use Authorization on June 9, 2020. The antigen test is processed by an analyzer onsite similar to a strep or flu swab test and takes about 20 minutes. The cost for the antigen test is $77, however, the test is covered by most insurance plans. 
  • The most reliable test is a PCR test, however, the results can take a few days depending on the demand at the lab.  PCR tests detect the presence of the virus’s genetic material using a technique called a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, or RT-PCR.  A nasal sample is collected at MANA and then sent to a lab for analysis. MANA uses LabCorp and Northwest Arkansas Pathology to process the PCR test. The cost of the test will be billed by the performing reference lab at their current price and is often covered by insurance. 

How do I get the test results?

If you received an antigen test, you will receive the test result at your appointment. If your swab was sent to a lab to analyze, your doctor’s office will call you when the test results are ready, typically between 1 and 5 days.