Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in San Diego, CA
If You're Experiencing Symptoms of the Coronavirus, Contact AFC Urgent Care Mission Valley As We Are Now Offering COVID-19 Testing. Call Us Today or Schedule an Appointment With Us Online.
Here at AFC Urgent Care Mission Valley, we're taking action to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We've taken the necessary measures to ensure our clinic is very clean, safe, and well-equipped to test and treat common health conditions, and now we're offering testing for the coronavirus. Patients in the Mission Valley area can call us or book with us online for a safe, at-home telemedicine visit with one of our Medical Providers.
Where can I get coronavirus testing near me?
Our clinic is open every day of the week so we can provide coronavirus (COVID-19) at your convenience. If you or someone you know is suspecting coronavirus exposure, we can help. But it's important to protect your family, our staff, and our other patients from infection, so we ask that you please call us at (619) 736-4600 to schedule a telemedicine appointment. Over the phone or via the internet, we'll be able to provide the evaluation you need. Health insurance usually covers this type of appointment, and in some cases can be less expensive than in-person appointments. And if you require testing, we'll be able to provide either in-person or curbside testing.
What is the COVID-19 test procedure?
The standard protocol for coronavirus testing is to provide a phone or video-chat evaluation of the patient's symptoms first, and then, if necessary, to provide in-person or curbside testing. The tests we offer both the antibody test and the Viral (PCR) test. With an antibody test, we can determine whether a patient previously had an infection, and with a Viral (PCR) test, we can determine whether a patient currently has an infection. The Viral (PCR) test is called a nasopharyngeal swab and it entails the insertion of a swab (similar to a Q-tip) into the nasal cavity, and then the sample from the swab is tested for the virus. The antibody test is called a serology test and requires a small blood draw.
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus disease?
If you believe you or a loved one has the symptoms associated with the coronavirus disease, then you may need a test for it. Please remember that good hygiene and social distancing are necessary, and call our clinic today or contact us online. We'll schedule you in for a phone with one of our doctors. The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 tend to be fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. There are other possible symptoms, including:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Vomiting or diarrhea
If you or someone else is experiencing any of the common or serious symptoms, you must stay home but also seek medical attention. So long as the symptoms are not life-threatening, you can call AFC Urgent Care Mission Valley for a telemedicine appointment by phone or video chat.
A person can have COVID-19 but not show any symptoms, so even if you and your loved ones aren't having any symptoms, it's still important to limit your interactions, adhere to the established precautions, and follow the direction and guidance of your local health officials.
What should I do if I have coronavirus symptoms in Mission Valley San Diego, CA?
We at AFC Urgent Care Mission Valley are available Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm, and we're located at 8590 Rio San Diego Drive Suite 111, San Diego CA 92108, but if you or a family member has the symptoms of the coronavirus, please call us at (619) 736-4600 One of our fully capable Medical Providers will be able to evaluate your symptoms via a phone, and if you require testing, we'll be able to provide it.