COVID-19 screening
    Why are Sesame prices so good?
    Do your part to stop the pandemic. Connect directly with a clinician to get screened for COVID-19. We’re in this together.
    Talk to a provider about your symptoms and get answers to your questions about COVID-19 - without leaving the house. Depending on your risk of exposure, your provider may recommend a viral or antibody test.
    • Video COVID-19 screening
      • Symptom assessment
      • Advice on appropriate next steps
      • Viral test
      • Antibody test
    Rapid test
    Protect your family this holiday season and get a COVID-19 rapid test. COVID-19 rapid tests booked on Sesame are by appointment only, which allows you to skip the long urgent care lines. While turnaround time may vary due to the...
    • In-person rapid test
    PCR test
    Skip the long urgent care lines and book a no-wait COVID-19 PCR test. Often considered the "gold standard" of COVID-19 detection, PCR tests have a slightly longer turnaround time than rapid tests - often between 2 and 4 days. ...
    • COVID-19 PCR test
      • Test to check for a current infection of COVID-19
      • If positive, consultation on next steps
      • Antibody test
    Antibody test
    Antibody tests can detect if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and have since developed antibodies to the virus. A provider will draw your blood and send it to a lab. Despite what you may have heard, the presence of antibodies...
    • In-person COVID-19 antibody test
      • Test for immune response to COVID-19
      • Viral test
    • At-home COVID-19 antibody test
      Connect with a clinic near you to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies without leaving the house. After you book, someone will call you to schedule a time for a clinician to come to your home and administer the test. Don't...
      • Test for immune response to COVID-19
      • Viral test
    Frequently asked questions
    About Sesame

    What is Sesame?

    Sesame is a direct-to-patient healthcare company that puts power back in the hands of people, not systems, so that everyone can access quality care at clear, upfront prices.

    Why is Sesame different?

    Sesame is the first direct-to-patient care marketplace that connects patients with real, quality doctors.

    Are doctors on Sesame board-certified?

    Yes, all doctors on Sesame are board-certified.

    Does Sesame work with insurance?

    In short, you do not need insurance to use Sesame. Sesame offers transparent upfront prices for patients without insurance.

    Sesame services are paid directly, separate from health insurance.

    If your insurance includes a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA), you can use your funds from these accounts to pay for care on Sesame. Some of these plans include a debit card you can use to pay up front, and others require you to submit your receipt after your purchase.

    If your insurance includes out-of-network coverage and/or a deductible, you may be able to submit your receipt from Sesame for reimbursement. Eligibility is determined by your insurance company and will vary depending on your plan. Our team is here to help you - call us at 1 (877) 947-6411 with any questions.

    Is my payment and medical information safe?

    Sesame uses Stripe, the most trusted, secure third-party payment platform in the world. Stripe is used by large technology platforms like Lyft, Etsy, and Open Table.

    Stripe keeps your payment information for all future purchases on their secure servers and no one else receives access to your payment information.

    Sesame’s systems and platforms are all HIPAA compliant.

    What is Sesame’s cancellation policy?

    Sesame’s cancellation policy makes booking, cancelling, and rescheduling easy. Sesame will honor a full refund for any of our visits when cancelled within the following time constraints:

    • Virtual visits: cancel up to 3 hours before the scheduled visit
    • In-person visits: cancel up to 24 hours before the scheduled visit
    • All other visits (including labs, imaging, and visits that do not have a specific day or time at purchase): cancel up to 10 days after the purchase date once Sesame confirms with the provider that the visit did not take place

    We are unable to offer refunds for the following:

    1. No-shows or missed appointments
    2. Disagreement over the clinical outcome of the visit or not receiving a prescription
    3. Surgical procedures with specific scheduling requirements
    4. Any request made 10 days after the original purchase date

    If you do make a same-day appointment by mistake and need to cancel, Sesame will refund you if you request a cancellation within one hour of completing the purchase.

    Email us at or call us at 1 (877) 947-6411 between 9 AM and 6 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday, or between 10 AM and 2PM Eastern on Saturday and Sunday. We'll resolve your questions as quickly as we can.

    You name it. We treat it.
    Doctors on Sesame can diagnose, treat, and manage just about anything.