COVID 19 Testing Center on Mira Mesa Blvd in San Diego, CA
If You Are Experiencing Symptoms of the Coronavirus, Contact AFC Urgent Care Mira Mesa As We Are Now Offering COVID Antibody Testing. Schedule an Appointment Online.
Covid-19 Testing Center - Common Questions
Is there a test for the coronavirus disease?
AFC Urgent Care Mira Mesa is taking action in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have taken additional measures to ensure our clinic is clean, safe, and well-equipped to test and treat patients for common health conditions, and now we're providing coronavirus testing for patients in the Mira Mesa area. Call us today to learn more about a safe, at-home virtual doctor's visit with us, or schedule an appointment with us online.
Where can I get tested for the coronavirus disease?
Every day of the week, AFC Urgent Care on Mira Mesa Blvd is able to provide testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms of the coronavirus disease, then you may need to get tested for it. However, to protect your family, our staff, and our other patients from infection, we ask that you call us to schedule a telemedicine appointment via phone or video chat. We'll be able to provide the evaluation you'll need during this telemedicine appointment, and it will likely be less expensive than an in-person visit and covered by your insurance. If you require testing for the coronavirus, we can provide it, either in-person or with curbside testing. AFC Urgent Care Mira Mesa is available to patients in the Mira Mesa area.
What is the coronavirus test procedure?
Our protocol for coronavirus testing is to provide an evaluation of the patient's symptoms via the phone or video chat, and then to offer in-person or curbside testing if necessary. We can provide either an antibody test or a viral test. The antibody test is to see whether a patient had a previous COVID-19 infection, and the viral test is to see whether a patient currently has an infection. The viral test procedure itself is called a nasal pharyngeal swab. It involves the insertion of a swab (like a Q-tip) into the nasal cavity, and then the sample collected from the swab is tested for the virus.
Who should be tested for coronavirus disease?
If you or a family member is experiencing the symptoms of the coronavirus disease, then you may need to be tested for it. Also, good hygiene and social distancing is necessary. Call us today so we can evaluate the symptoms and the situation. Please understand that testing locations like ours have a limited number of testing kits, so they must be kept available for patients who absolutely must be tested right away, like hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and patients with more serious symptoms.
What are the common symptoms of the coronavirus disease?
The common symptoms associated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) include fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Serious symptoms include difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain/pressure, and loss of speech/movement. If you're experiencing the aforementioned common symptoms or any of the serious symptoms, then you must stay home but also seek medical attention. Call AFC Urgent Care Mira Mesa today to schedule a telemedicine appointment with us by phone or video chat.
Not everyone who has COVID-19 shows symptoms, so even if you and your family don't have any symptoms, it's still important to limit your interactions, adhere to the necessary precautions, and follow the directions and guidelines of your local health officials.
How should I proceed?
AFC Urgent Care Mira Mesa is available for you and your family Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm, and we're located at 8260 Mira Mesa Blvd Ste A San Diego, CA 92126, but if you or a family member has the symptoms of the coronavirus, please call us now. One of our doctors will be able to evaluate your symptoms either over the phone. After, if you require testing, we'll be able to provide it.