Here at SoCal Urgent Care, we’ve been following the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and taking the necessary precautions in response. These precautions include ensuring our clinic is clean, safe, and well-equipped, and now we’re offering testing for patients with any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection. If you have any of these symptoms and live in the Anaheim area, call our clinic today for COVID testing near you. Read on to learn more.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms tend to be fever, tiredness, and dry cough. These symptoms may be mild, but you might experience more serious symptoms like shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chest pain/chest pressure, and/or loss of movement/speech. It can take 2 to 14 days for symptoms to become apparent, and you might not even show any symptoms at all.
Even if you and your family seem to be symptom-free, it’s still important for you all to limit and control your interactions, take the recommended precautions, and follow the guidance of your local health officials. If you or a loved one does experience any of the minor symptoms of COVID-19, then you should consider getting a test for it. If the symptoms are life-threatening or if you think they could be, then you must call 911.
How can I get tested for COVID-19?
You can have a test done with SoCal Urgent Care in Anaheim CA, but it’s important that you do not come see us in-person. Instead, please call our clinic so we can evaluate your symptoms at home. This will reduce your risk of exposure as well as the risk of exposure for our other patients and our work staff. When you speak with us over the phone, we’ll discuss your symptoms with you, and if you require testing for COVID-19, we’ll be able to test you either at our clinic’s curbside or at your home. Again, precautions like these are to minimize potential exposure.
What is the test for COVID-19?
Please remember that the protocol for COVID-19 testing is to evaluate your symptoms over the phone and then, if necessary, to provide a test at our clinic’s curbside or at your home.
There are two tests for COVID-19: an antibody test and a viral test. With the antibody test, a patient can be tested to determine whether he or she previously had the virus. This helps medical professionals track the spread of the virus. With the viral test, a patient can be tested to see if he or she currently has the COVID-19 virus. This test is commonly called the nasopharyngeal swab. During the test, a simple swab, like a Q-tip, is inserted into a patient’s nose, a sample is collected, and then the sample is tested for the virus.
Remember, if you do notice any of the minor symptoms of COVID-19 in yourself or a loved one, please stay home and call a medical provider like ours. If the symptoms are life-threatening or if you believe they could be, call 911. Also, please try to understand that clinics like ours are limited in our access to testing kits, so we must make sure these kits are available to patients who need them like hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and patients with serious symptoms.
Do you offer COVID testing in Anaheim, CA?
Yes, we do. SoCal Urgent Care is located at 710 South Brookhurst St. Anaheim, CA. 92804, and if you require COVID-19 testing, please call us. We’ll evaluate your symptoms over the phone and, if necessary, provide a test at our clinic’s curbside or at your home. We can take your call any day of the week. We hope to hear from and help you soon!