We Are Here to Help

At The Colony ER Hospital, our top priority is ensuring the safety of those we serve. We are committed to the cleanliness of our hospital and to providing an environment that is safe for our patients and our medical team.

We are proud to offer our COVID-19 testing patients more than just a nasal swab or antibody blood test. You will be evaluated by and receive care from an ER provider. We take the time to treat the whole patient and address any and all concerns before you leave our hospital. You will receive your test results quickly and be treated for any symptoms.

**All patients without a written order will be seen through the emergency room after a free medical screening (emergency room charges will apply).

Thank you for trusting us with your care and for your patience. We are here for you whenever you need us, 24/7!

4780 State Hwy 121

The Colony, Texas 75056

214-469-1119

Types of Test Available

*PCR Testing (1-Hr Results)

Rapid Antigen Test

2000 Dallas Pkwy #100

Plano, TX 75093

972-378-7878

Types of Test Available

*PCR Testing (1-Hr Results)

Rapid Antigen Test

720 N Denton Tap Rd

Coppell, TX 75019

469-763-3136

Types of Test Available

*PCR Testing (1-Hr Results)

Rapid Antigen Test

*PCR Testing for symptomatic and exposed patients, please note all results are in house and same day at all locations.

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We are working collaboratively with the Texas Department of State Health Services and other health facilities to address the growing concern of COVID-19. We are open and ready to treat your medical needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-469-1119.

What is a COVID-19 Viral Test?

A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. There are different types of viral tests, including:

Antigen Detection Test

Viral antigens develop on the surface of cells infected with a specific virus. A viral antigen detection test is done on a sample of tissue that might be infected. Specially tagged (with dye or a tracer) antibodies that attach to those viral antigens are mixed with the sample. The tagged antibodies can be seen by using a special light (or other method). If the tagged antibodies are attached to the cells, the cells are infected with the virus.

Viral Molecular Detection Test

Using a sample of tissue or blood or other fluid, the test looks for the genetic material (DNA or RNA) of a specific virus. This test can show the exact virus causing an infection.


What does “FDA-Authorized” mean?

How Coronavirus Tests May Be Authorized

Americans rely on the FDA to provide an independent review of medical products, such as drugs, diagnostic tests, and other medical devices. During a public health emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for products to diagnose, treat, or prevent a medical threat. There are three ways a coronavirus test might be used for this emergency:

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) In certain types of emergencies, the FDA can issue an Emergency Use Authorization, or EUA, to provide more timely access to critical medical products that may help during the emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available options. The EUA process is different than full approval or clearance because in some emergency situations we cannot wait for all of the evidence needed for full FDA approval or clearance. Instead, the FDA evaluates the options very quickly using the evidence that is available, carefully balancing the risks and benefits of the product as we know them, in addition to evaluating other criteria.Lab Developed Test (LDT)A laboratory-developed test (LDT) is an in vitro (or laboratory) diagnostic test that is manufactured by and used within a single laboratory. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The FDA is providing flexibility to certain labs certified under CLIA to run high-complexity tests during the COVID-19 emergency. The FDA is providing flexibility for labs that develop and perform their own coronavirus testing where the lab validates the test, notifies FDA, and submits the validation data to the FDA within a certain timeframe as part of a EUA request. While many labs purchased commercial tests under an existing EUA, other labs developed and validated their own tests under this temporary policy.State AuthorizationThe FDA is providing flexibility to states who want to authorize labs certified to conduct high-complexity tests in that state to develop and perform coronavirus testing. Under this policy, the state or territory takes responsibility for the safety and accuracy of COVID-19 testing by laboratories in its state/territory and the lab does not submit a EUA request to the FDA.

This information has been provided by the  FDA


What insurance does The Colony ER & Hospital take?

We accept all private commercial insurance plans. The Colony ER Hospital will honor all insurance in-network benefits for our emergent patients regardless of whether we are in or out of network. We do not balance bill our patients. Unfortunately, we are not recognized by Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP or Tricare at this time and do not accept the following insurance: Aleria Healthcare, All USA Traveler Plans. Altura (w/PHCS logo). Ambetter, ASPEN, Century Healthcare, Department of Labor, Freedom Life by Cigna, Medi-Cal, Medi-share, Molina, Oscar, Texan Plus or Unity Health Share.