Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Santee, CA
If You're Experiencing the Symptoms Associated With the Coronavirus, Contact AFC Urgent Care Santee As We Are Now Offering COVID-19 Testing. Call Us Today or Schedule an Appointment With Our Clinic Online.
We at AFC Urgent Care Santee are taking the necessary actions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The measures we've taken include ensuring our clinic is very clean, safe, and well-equipped for our patients, and now we're offering testing for patients with the symptoms associated with the coronavirus. If you live in the Santee area, you can call us or book with us online for a safe, at-home telemedicine visit with one of our medical professionals.
Where can I get coronavirus testing near me?
You can get this testing done with AFC Urgent Care Santee. If you or a loved one has any of the symptoms associated with the coronavirus, we can provide testing, but we request that you do not come see us in person. Instead, please call us at (619) 456-0033 for a telemedicine appointment with us. This will help you protect your family, and it will also protect our staff and other patients.
Over the phone or via the internet, one of our doctors will be able to provide the professional evaluation you'll need. This kind of appointment is less expensive than an in-person appointment, and it's covered by most health insurers too. If you require testing, we'll be able to provide either an in-person test or a curbside test.
What is the test used to diagnose someone with the coronavirus?
Please remember 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 treatment either in-person or at-curbside. The tests used for coronavirus include the antibody test and the viral test. The antibody test can determine whether a patient has had an infection, and the viral test can determine whether a patient currently has an infection. This viral test for diagnosis is called the nasal pharyngeal swab. A swab is inserted into the nasal cavity, and then a sample from the swab is tested.
What are the symptoms of the COVID-19 disease?
If you think you or a family member might have the symptoms of the COVID-19 disease, then you may need a test. Please remember that good hygiene and social distancing are necessary, and call our clinic or contact us online. We'll get you booked in for a telemedicine visit. Also, we ask that you try to understand that testing locations like ours have a limited supply of testing kits, so they must be kept available for patients who really need them like hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and patients with the more serious symptoms.
The common symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Less common but more serious symptoms can include shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chest pressure/pain, and loss of speech/movement. Any common or serious symptoms necessitate staying at home but also seeking medical attention. If the symptoms are not life-threatening, then you can call us at AFC Urgent Care Santee.
A person with the coronavirus might not show any symptoms at all, so if you and your family are seemingly symptom-free, it's still important to limit interaction, take the standard precautions, and follow the guidance of your local health officials.
How can I get coronavirus testing in Santee?
AFC Urgent Care Santee is available Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm, and we're located at 10538 Mission Gorge Road Suite 100, Santee, CA 92071, but if you have the symptoms of the virus, then please call us at (619) 456-0033. One of our doctors will be able to evaluate your symptoms either over the phone and if you need to be tested, we can proceed with that.