COVID-19 Testing Info

Burke County Health Department is currently offering COVID-19 testing ONLY on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00am- 4:00pm. Appointements are needed and can be made by calling 828-764-9150.

COVID-19 Testing Sites and Fees

Name of Facility Address Phone Number Fees- Yes or No Fee Amount
Blue Ridge Urgent Care 695 W. Fleming Dr. Morgaton 828-580-3278 Yes You can be tested here if you are having symptoms of COVID-19. New patient-$185 (with 30% discount)Established patient- $102 Insurance-Co-pay charge
Burke County Health Dept

700 East Parker Rd Morganton



If someone has insurance - we need to copy their card but there is no charge to the patient for COVID testing

Burke Primary Care

103 Medical Heights Dr. Morganton

103 Medical Heights Dr. Morganton

Yes for uninsured No for insurance

Uninsured - antigen test $60 Insurance - no co-pay/no fee Need to be a Burke Primary patient to be tested - new patient visit fee

Community Family Healthcare

219 Avery Ave. #A Morganton



$60 for uninsured Insurance - no cost
CVS Pharmacies: Hildebran ; Morganton; and Rutherford College

  Hildebran: 828-397-7479; Morganton: 828-437-3141; Rutherford College: 828-874-2119

No - will take insurance

COVID testing appointments to be made online at  
Drexel Medical Practice

2659 US 70 E. Valdese, NC 28690


  Only testing for Drexel Medical clients.

East Burke Pharmacy

300 Old State Hwy 10 W. Hildebran


Yes Rapid tests only  $50. Appointment IS needed. Visit to see appointment availability.

Family Medical Associates 2209 S. Sterling Street, Suite 300 Morganton, NC 28655


  Only testing for Family Medical Associates clients.

High Country Community Health

310 East Meeting St, Suite 101 Morganton


High Country - No Lab - Yes

Testing is free. PCR and Rapid antigen ( only if symptomatic) Appointments are preferred.

Hopewell Family Medicine

6336 US-64 Morganton



Only sees Hopewell Family Medicine clients. COVID testing clients who are sick.

Mountain Valley Health Clinic

117 Foothills Dr. Morganton, NC 28655


Yes Only testing for Mountain Valley Health Clinic clients.

Mtn View Pediatrics

100 Medical Heights Dr. Morganton


Yes Only testing Mtn View Pediatrics clients. If no insurance client will get bill from Lab Corp for testing.

Psalms Urgent Care/Solid Rock

304 S. Green St Morganton



Offers PCR and Rapid antigen. $20 fee for PCR to be sent off. In-house PCR $80, in-house rapid $70. Appointments preferred

Rutherford College Medical Care Center

730 Malcolm blvd., Suite 230 Rutherford College, NC 28671


  Only testing for Rutherford college Medical Care Center clients.

Silver Creek Family

110 E. Main Street Morganton 828-435-2463


Only sees Southern Medical clients. If no insurance, COVID testing is $100.

Southern Medical

505 W. Fleming Dr. Morganton



Only sees Southern Medical clients. If no insurance, COVID testing is $100.

Table Rock Pharmacy  200 West Fleming Dr. Morganton 828-438-9355 Yes Rapid antigen, Rapid PCR, Rapid COVID/Flu tests available. 
Table Rock Family Medicine

301 Linville Street Glen Alpine



Will see Table Rock patients and walk in's welcome. May be subject to an office visit fee. Testing asymptomatic clients Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Urgent Care of Mtn View

1101 N. Green St Morganton 828-330-2103


$75 rapid antigen and no insurance,  $30 for send off PCR test. Appointments on a walk-in basis.

Valdese Express Care

730 Malcom Blvd. #150 Rutherford College


Yes and takes insurance

Clients are seen on a walk in basis. You can be tested here if you are having symptoms. Offer both rapid ($109) and PCR tests. Rapid tests will also be seen by a provider. PCR tests are billed through the lab that processes the test and could be subject to an office visit fee.


covid testing

If you have had an exposure to a known lab-tested positive case, you need to wait 3-5 days before coming in for testing. This allows you to get the most accurate result possible.