Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in San Diego, CA
If You Are Experiencing Symptoms of the Coronavirus Come to Physicians Now As We Are Now Offering COVID-19 Testing. Visit Our Clinic Today or Inquire About Our Virtual Visit Options. Call Now or Schedule an Appointment Online.
At AFC Urgent Care Clairemont, we’ve been taking the necessary precautions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This means we’ve been ensuring our clinic is as clean, safe, and well-equipped for our patients as it can be, and now we’re offering testing for patients who have the symptoms associated with the coronavirus. If you have these symptoms and live in the Clairemont area, you can call our clinic or book with us online for an at-home telemedicine visit, and if you need testing, we can provide it.
Where can I get coronavirus testing near me?
You can have this testing done with AFC Urgent Care Clairemont, but we ask that you avoid coming to see us in-person for testing. Instead, please call our clinic at (858) 800-2880 so we can get you booked in for an at-home telemedicine appointment. This will reduce your risk of exposure as well as the risk of exposure for our other patients and our staff.
Over the phone or over the internet, one of our doctors will be able to speak with you and discuss your symptoms with you. This is called telemedicine and it’s typically covered by insurance and less expensive than in-person doctor’s appointments. And if you require testing, we’ll be able to test you either in-person or at-curbside.
What is the test used to diagnose someone with the coronavirus?
The protocol for coronavirus testing is to provide a telemedicine evaluation of a patient’s symptoms, and then, if necessary, to proceed with a test either in-person or at-curbside. There are two tests for coronavirus: the antibody test and the viral test. The antibody test is to determine whether a patient previously has the virus, and this helps researchers track the spread of the virus. With the viral test, you can be tested to determine whether you currently have the virus. This test is called the nasal pharyngeal swab. In this test, a swab (like a Q-tip) is inserted into the patient’s nose, a sample is collected, and then the sample is tested for the virus.
How long does it take for coronavirus symptoms to become apparent?
The common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough, and the more serious symptoms can be shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chest pain/pressure, and loss of speech/movement. It can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days for these symptoms to become apparent. However, someone with the virus might not actually show any symptoms at all. Because of this, even if you and your family seem to be symptom-free, it’s still important to limit and control your interactions, take the necessary precautions, and follow the guidance and recommendations of your local health officials.
If you do notice the symptoms of coronavirus in yourself or a loved one, then it’s important to stay home but also call a medical provider like ours. So long as the symptoms are non-life-threatening, AFC Urgent Care Clairemont can help by providing telemedicine and testing. Please understand that a clinic like ours is limited in our access to testing kits, so we must ensure these kits are available to patients who need them like hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and patients with serious symptoms.
Can I get coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Clairemont?
With AFC Urgent Care Clairemont, you’ll be able to get tested for the virus if it’s necessary. Our clinic is located at 5671 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111, and we can take your call anytime Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm. If you or a loved one has any of the symptoms associated with the coronavirus, please call us at (858) 800-2880. We’ll get you booked in for a telemedicine appointment with one of our doctors who’ll be able to evaluate your symptoms over the phone or internet and, if you need it, provide either in-person or curbside testing. You can also book a virtual visit with us.