AFC Urgent Care Malden is now offering the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test, a rapid molecular test that allows your physician to test a sample and provide you with results in 15 minutes. The test is available under emergency use authorization from the FDA. Rapid COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week to patients at AFC Urgent Care Marlborough, no appointment is needed.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Constant dry cough
Fever over 102 F
Recent loss of taste and/or smell
Shortness of breath
Aches and pains
Symptoms may vary from case to case and range from mild to severe. Many positive cases of COVID-19 have appeared in patients who have not exhibited any symptoms at all.
The most effective way to avoid contact with the virus is by continuing to follow local and state health and safety guidelines, including maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask or protective face covering in public areas, washing your hands frequently and staying home as much as possible.
What is a diagnostic test?
A COVID-19 diagnostic swab test is used to detect an active strain of the COVID-19 virus. The test is completed by collecting a sample using a nasal swab, and then it is analyzed in our lab.
These PCR tests are used when traveling and for return to work or school. Please call our center for more information.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Swab Testing & Telemedicine in Malden, MA
If you have been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus, please visit AFC Urgent Care Malden today for a COVID-19 test. All walk-in patients are accepted seven days a week.
No appointment is necessary for any COVID-19 testing. Please call (781) 322-7300 for more information.
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.
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.