COVID-19 testing for International Travel

Thank you for your interest in ZüpMed. We are Drs. Shannon and Lloyd Finks and we welcome you to ZüpMed, a very unique and personal medical practice here in Memphis, Tennessee. ZüpMed provides on-demand (urgent) and primary medical care where and when you need it!  We offer a broad range of medical and pharmacy services through our modern, centrally-located Laurelwood clinic, voice and video virtual visits, and even old-fashioned “house calls” to your home, hotel, or workplace.

We have experience with international travelers and would love to partner with you to help meet your travel needs.  With international travel, we do recommend same-day labs, to give you time to problem solve if your test were to come back positive.  But we will do whatever you feel makes the most sense for your travel needs.   Our pricing is outlined below: 


We routinely perform SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing through our partner Compass Laboratory. 

  • Nasal (or oral) swab samples obtained Monday-Friday are usually reported in the late afternoon or evening of the next day.  Samples obtained on Saturday are processed and reported in the late afternoon or evening of the following Monday.  We are not open on Sundays.  

  • The cost for our portion of the COVID-19 PCR test is $95.   

  • If you have health insurance, the laboratory will bill their portion of the test to your insurance company. Please be prepared to provide your insurance card on the day of the test.   

  • If you do not have health insurance, and you are a U.S. citizen, the laboratory will bill their portion to a special fund created for that purpose.    

  • If you do not have U.S. health insurance, and you are not a U.S. citizen, there is an additional charge of $85 per PCR test. 

  • Expedited service for COVID-19 PCR testing requires testing before 9:00 AM Monday-Friday and delivers results early that same evening, barring no problem with the lab. There is an additional cost of $45 for expedited service. 

  • TOTAL cost for expedited (same-business day) COVID-19 PCR service: $95+85+45 = $95-$225 per person, depending upon their individual needs and insured status.  


Finally, we have a full-time physician on site and can provide signatures required for your travelers. We can customize to add any additional needed information to this form if required by the country for travel.  


Please check your planned day, date, time, and place of departure, and confirm your destination country’s requirements for COVID-19 testing. (Note: Some countries including China require certain phrases to be included on each official test result.  Japan requires physician signatures on official forms.  Some countries require passport numbers to be included on the PCR documentation. Please confirm the most current requirements so that we can provide you exactly what you need.)     


We will need the following information for each individual to be tested:


  • First name and last name 

  • Date of birth 

  • Local address 

  • Telephone number

  • Email address 

  • If applicable, the insurance company, insured’s name, group name, and policy number (Again, please bring your insurance card on the day of the test.) 


**Please call 901-701-7010 to book COVID-19 Testing for your next international trip**​