NOW OFFERING COVID-19 MOLECULAR RAPID TESTING WITH RESULTS IN ABOUT AN HOUR!
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Lately, AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista has been taking the necessary precautions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures include ensuring our clinic is very clean, safe, and well-equipped for our patients, and now we’re able to offer testing for those patients who have the symptoms associated with the coronavirus.
This testing can be done with us at AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista, but we ask that you do not come see us in-person. Instead, please call our clinic at (619) 821-2300. This will reduce the possibility of exposure and help ensure the safety of your family, our staff, and our other patients.
Please keep in mind that the protocol for coronavirus testing is to provide a phone or video-chat evaluation of a patient’s symptoms first, and then to provide any necessary testing either in-person or at-curbside. The tests for coronavirus include the antibody test and the viral test. With the antibody test, a person can be tested to see if they previously had the virus, but with the viral test, a person can be tested to see if they currently have the virus. This viral test is known as the nasal pharyngeal swab, and with this test, a swab (like a Q-tip) is inserted into the patient’s nose, a sample is collected, and then it’s tested.
Testing locations like ours are limited in our access to testing kits, so these kits must be kept available to patients who need them like hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and patients with the more serious symptoms associated with the virus. While the common symptoms include fever, tiredness, and a dry cough, the serious symptoms can include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, and even loss of speech or movement. Both the common and the serious symptoms necessitate staying at home but also getting proper medical attention.
Someone with coronavirus may not actually show any symptoms at all, so even if you and your family are seemingly symptom-free, it’s still important to limit and control interaction, take the recommended precautions, and follow the guidance of your local health officials.
Yes, you can. AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista is available to you and your loved ones Monday to Sunday, 8AM to 8PM, and we’re located at 760 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91910, but if you have the symptoms of the virus, please call us at (619) 821-2300. One of our medical professionals will be able to evaluate your symptoms over the phone and if you require testing, we’ll be able to provide it.
We offer a rapid test because they provide highly reliable results on the spot; however, they do produce more false negatives than the RT-PCR COVID-19 Test. Doing both tests is our way of ensuring that you get the most accurate results possible without having to put your life on hold.
We're able to get many patients in and out in a matter of minutes, but the length of time you'll spend in our clinic will depend on wait times that day.
That will ultimately depend on your insurance coverage. Presently, many people with insurance are able to get tested at no charge. If you’re uninsured, AFC’s cash pay prices are highly competitive – contact us for the details.