Polaris is now offering a simple and reliable rapid test in Airdrie to determine if you are suffering from a strep bacterial infection in your throat. Fast and convenient service and everything is done in one stop!
How it works:
- If you are experiencing sore throat symptoms, either call ahead to Polaris at 403-980-8747 or walk in to our location at 404-191 Edwards Way SW in Airdrie
- You will fill out a patient information form and will be asked a few assessment questions by our pharmacist.
- We will do a throat swab to test for strep bacterial infection.
- After about 5 minutes processing time, a positive or negative result will show on the test.
- If the test is positive, our pharmacist will prescribe an antibiotic that is most appropriate for you. They will account for existing allergies, medications, possible drug interactions.
- We can provide the antibiotics at our clinic immediately after it is prescribed.
The cost of the rapid strep test is $15. The cost of antibiotics is not included in the test fee. Polaris does accept most direct bill drug plans.
If you have additional questions, contact us or stop by our location in Airdrie.