Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Boiling Springs, SC
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With AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs, you can get testing for COVID-19, the coronavirus, if you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms associated with the infection. We provide testing at our clinic’s curbside and can provide quick results. To learn more about testing or to inquire about getting tested, call our clinic today. We’re able to provide COVID-19 testing in Boiling Springs, SC.
How many people with COVID-19 experience symptoms?
About 80 percent of people infected with COVID-19 will experience some symptoms. Most people will experience mild symptoms only, but this doesn’t mean the virus isn’t serious, as about 10 to 15 percent of cases become severe, and 5 percent become critical. Also, there can be serious, long term complications with the virus, like damaging organs. And because the virus is very contagious, it can be spread easily to people who are very susceptible to the virus and who may experience severe or critical symptoms, like elderly people or chronically ill people. We don’t yet know everything about the virus, and for this reason too, it’s important to take it seriously.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
People experiencing the symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 infection should get tested, and people who have been around someone with the symptoms may need to get tested too. The symptoms are generally:
- A cough that’s dry
Most of the time, symptoms are mild, but they can be more significant or accompanied by other symptoms, like headache, or serious symptoms like:
- Chest pain/pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing problems
- Movement loss or even speech loss
The symptoms above require immediate medical attention, but please call before you go anywhere for testing. This will help prevent potentially infecting other people.
Also, it’s possible for symptoms to not show themselves until 2 to 14 days after a person becomes infected, and it’s also possible for symptoms to not show at all. Even if you and your loved ones might not be experiencing any symptoms, it’s still important to wash your hands throughout the day, socially distance, wear a mask out in public, and take other precautions like the precautions local health officials recommend.
Are all COVID-19 tests the same?
Not all tests are quite the same. The standard coronavirus test is a simple nasal swab, and results are available within a day or several days, depending on whether or not there’s a backlog of tests that need to be run. This particular test is for patients with minor symptoms. We can provide this test here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs, but please do not come see us in-person for this test, as this could infect our other patients and our staff, or you could get infected if you’re not already infected. Instead, please call our clinic at (864) 586-3923. One of our staff members will ask about your symptoms over the phone and, if required, book you in for a telemedicine appointment or invite you to our clinic’s curbside for testing.
The other test offers results in only a couple of hours, and it’s called the rapid COVID-19 antigen test. This test isn’t as common or available as the standard test, so it’s generally for patients who absolutely need it. We’re able to provide this test when necessary here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs.
Do you provide COVID-19 testing in Boiling Springs, SC?
Yes, AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs can provide testing if you need it, but again, please call us at (864) 586-3923 instead of coming to visit us in-person. We’ll evaluate you safely and remotely and recommend a telemedicine visit or curbside testing if necessary. Thank you for your consideration and understanding during these times!