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Hours: Urgent Care and COVID Testing
COVID TESTING HOURS: 11am-4pm
Mon – Fri: 10am-1:00pm; 1:30pm-7pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE HOURS ARE CURRENTLY BEING AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT OUTBREAK. WHILE WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO UPDATE THEM DAILY WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU CALL THE CENTER FOR DAILY OPEN HOURS
COVID-19 Testing in Berkeley, CA
Instant Urgent Care Berkeley’s provider team now offers COVID-19 appointments for patients that are pre-screened through telemedicine. Our providers can then administer COVID-19 testing through CDC and State guidelines to provide you with testing results. Our current policies are to ensure that we minimize the spread of the virus while effectively, and accurately, testing at-risk patients.
Patients in Berkeley and the surrounding communities can get tested for COVID-19 following a telemedicine visit.
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Instant Urgent Care: Why chose us for Urgent Care in Berkeley, CA?
Instant Urgent Care is conveniently located in Berkeley! Our local walk-in clinic is easily accessible to all the nearby cities, such as Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, El Cerrito, Richmond and Albany.
On site parking available is always available for our patients. We’re in close proximity to UC Berkeley for college students that need immediate urgent care services. Additionally, most patients can access Instant Urgent Care Berkeley fairly easily via BART.
Medical Services Overview at Instant Urgent Care Berkeley:
Primary Care in Berkeley, CA
By its most basic definition, primary care is the range of medical services provided by physicians at an initial point of contact with a patient. But at Instant Urgent Care Berkeley, our primary care physicians emphasize and excel the patient-provider relationship to ensure you get the highest quality of care.
Your primary care provider strives to provide a complete range of preventive care needs such as blood pressure screenings, height/weight checks, vaccinations, and similar services to maintain your overall health. Instant Urgent Care physicians work with you to identify your unique health challenges and goals to create the best possible healthcare outcomes.
A strong provider-patient relationship allows a patient to place their trust into a provider to guide through sensitive and pressing healthcare matters. Primary care provider at Instant Urgent Care are specially trained in customer service, beside manner, and clinical expertise to make it feel like a trusted friend is guiding your healthcare needs!
Urgent Care in Berkeley, CA
Urgent care by its most basic definition is the delivery of acute and ambulatory services for pressing medical needs, which is available for our patients at Instant Urgent Care Berkeley! But urgent care is not an alternative to the emergency room but can provide immediate healthcare services for a variety of needs.
However, urgent care is a great alternative to other medical facilities for patients that need quick, non-emergency services. Urgent care centers and walk-in clinics are staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners , and other physician assistants.
A few urgent care benefits that we highlighted, which patients are likely to find extremely valuable, include the following:
- STD Testing
- Lab Testing
- Injury Treatment
- Preventive Care
- Occupational Medicine
- Sore Throat
- Seasonal Illness Treatment
And as always the door is always open! Our walk-in clinic allows patients to get the care they need whenever they have an immediate opening in their schedule. But if you need an appointment simply schedule one through our portal.
STD Testing in Berkeley, CA
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases that are primarily spread through sexual intercourse, but can also be spread through other forms of transmission. The good news for patients is that Instant Urgent Care in Berkeley can provide immediate STD testing whenever patients need it!
STDs in 2019 are steadily increasing across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Since 2016, the number of cases for multiple STDs have risen dramatically.
Even though STDs are on the rise, patients still need a private and respectful way to get the testing services they need. At Instant Urgent Care Berkeley, we provide same-day testing at our private exam rooms to ensure that you can monitor your sexual health. Our physicians onsite can help coordinate any tests or treatments you will need.
Any patient that had any recent sexual activity with a new partner should get an updated STD test. A few ways to prevent and treat STDs include:
- Getting an STD test or screening after any sexual activity. Additionally, patients should get updated screenings as they increase sexual activity or have multiple partners.
- Preventing STDs by using condoms and other preventive methods to reduce STDs. Additionally, patients should review their sexual history and their partner’s before engaging in intercourse.
- Finding treatment and screening at a local walk-in clinic or urgent care center. Many walk-in clinics provide low-cost screenings and treatment options for patients.
If you have more questions about Instant Urgent Care Berkeley’s STD testing services, please contact us directly at 510-495-0772.
DOT Physicals in Berkeley, CA
A Department of Transportation physical or a “DOT physical” is a required physical exam that evaluates a driver’s ability to safely operate large commercial vehicles. For commercial drivers near or around Berkeley, Instant Urgent Care provides DOT physicals they need based on their busy driving schedule!
Trucking companies, towing businesses, and similar types of commercial entities are required to have drivers that meet both Federal DOT and state DOT guidelines for license renewal. Without a DOT physical a commercial driver cannot legally operate a vehicle.
DOT physicals examine key health indicators including chronic diseases, long-term health risks, vision, and other important factors related to driving performance. Specifically, the State of California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) explains that a driver’s ability to operate a commercial vehicle is based on federal health requirements.