Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Chula Vista, CA
If You’re Experiencing the Symptoms Associated With COVID-19, Contact Us at AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista As We Are Now Offering COVID-19 Testing. Call Us or Schedule an Appointment With Us Online.
Lately, AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista has been taking the necessary precautions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures include ensuring our clinic is very clean, safe, and well-equipped for our patients, and now we’re able to offer testing for those patients who have the symptoms associated with the coronavirus. Patients in the Chula Vista area can call our clinic or book with us online for a safe, at-home telemedicine visit with a medical professional.
Where can I get coronavirus testing near me?
This testing can be done with us at AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista, but we ask that you do not come see us in-person. Instead, please call our clinic at (619) 821-2300 and we’ll set you up with a telemedicine appointment. This will reduce the possibility of exposure and help ensure the safety of your family, our staff, and our other patients.
Either over the phone or the internet, one of our medical professionals will be able to provide the evaluation you’ll need. This is called telemedicine and it’s usually less expensive than in-person appointments. It’s also covered by most health insurers. If it turns out that you require testing, we’ll be able to provide it either in-person or at-curbside.
What is the test used to diagnose someone with the coronavirus?
Please keep in mind 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 testing either in-person or at-curbside. The tests for coronavirus include the antibody test and the viral test. With the antibody test, a person can be tested to see if they previously had the virus, but with the viral test, a person can be tested to see if they currently have the virus. This viral test is known as the nasal pharyngeal swab, and with this test, a swab (like a Q-tip) is inserted into the patient’s nose, a sample is collected, and then it’s tested.
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?
Testing locations like ours are limited in our access to testing kits, so these kits must be kept available to patients who need them like hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and patients with the more serious symptoms associated with the virus. While the common symptoms include fever, tiredness, and a dry cough, the serious symptoms can include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, and even loss of speech or movement. Both the common and the serious symptoms necessitate staying at home but also getting proper medical attention. So long as the symptoms are not life-threatening, AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista can help and provide telemedicine.
Someone with coronavirus may not actually show any symptoms at all, so even if you and your family are seemingly symptom-free, it’s still important to limit and control interaction, take the recommended precautions, and follow the guidance of your local health officials.
Can I get coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Chula Vista?
Yes, you can. AFC Urgent Care Chula Vista is available to you and your loved ones Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm, and we’re located at 760 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91910, but if you have the symptoms of the virus, please call us at (619) 821-2300. One of our medical professionals will be able to evaluate your symptoms over the phone and if you require testing, we’ll be able to provide it.