Instant Urgent Care

COVID-19 Testing

Book COVID-19 Testing at any Instant Urgent Care location.

Same-day results for rapid COVID tests; 2-5 day results for standard PCR swab testing

How COVID-19 Testing Works:

1. Book a telemedicine appointment.

Patients that need to book Rapid COVID-19 testing or COVID testing can do so through our virtual portal, where they will initiate a telemedicine screening. Use the button below to begin: 

2. Follow your provider's instructions.

A provider will reach out to you to conduct your telemedicine visit and coordinate the next steps for COVID-19 testing. We will then schedule an appointment to find COVID-19 testing near you for the first available appointment. 

3. Go in for your test and get test results on the same day.

On the day of your scheduled COVID-19 test, Instant Urgent Care providers will then ensure that you can get your test results in as little as 15 minutes. Depending on your diagnosis our team will then coordinate the next steps for treatment. 

COVID-19 Testing at Instant Urgent Care

COVID-19 Testing in California

Instant Urgent Care’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 with accurate and safe testing results. Our current policies are to ensure that we minimize the spread of the virus while effectively, and accurately, testing at-risk patients. 

COVID-19 Screenings in California

Instant Urgent Care’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. 

Abbott Molecular Testing:

Instant Urgent Care centers are now equipped with Abbott’s ID NOW Rapid Molecular test to provide the fastest and most reliable rapid testing results for patients. Abbott’s Molecular test has testing rates as accurate as 95% for patients and is the most widely researched testing method available. 

Based on recent Abbott ID NOW rapid testing statistics:  “In a completed analysis from a multi-site urgent care clinical setting of 430 symptomatic patients with two or more symptoms, including 53 PCR positive subjects, ID NOW demonstrated performance of 96.2% in positive agreement (sensitivity) and 99.5% negative agreement (specificity) compared to lab-based molecular PCR tests.

 

How COVID-19 Testing Works at Instant Urgent Care

Important: Before you can get tested for COVID-19 at Instant Urgent Care, you need to schedule a telemedicine visit.

UPDATE: Rapid COVID-19 Testing can return results back to patients on the same day as their visit. Standard PCR COVID swab testing takes approximately 2-5 for results. 

The current policies at Instant Urgent Care are in line with the California Department of Public Health procedures for COVID-19 testing. Pre-screenings, telemedicine consults, and specialized physical visit policies help to ensure we are providing COVID-19 tests that are also safe and limit the spread of infection. 

Evaluate symptoms and telemedicine pre-screenings

  • Patients that have common COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, and shortness of breath need to schedule a visit through telemedicine. This is because COVID-19 has similar symptoms to common respiratory conditions like the flu and common. 
  • A provider from Instant Urgent Care will determine your main risk factors for COVID-19 based on contact with individuals that have a confirmed case, your current symptoms, chronic disease risks, international travel, or residency within a local hotspot of the virus. 
  • Patients will then review next steps for COVID-19 testing at Instant Urgent Care locations in Berkeley, Dublin, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, San Ramon, Sunnyvale, and San Jose. 

COVID-19 Testing and Coronavirus safety procedures 

  • On the day of your test, Instant Urgent Care providers will review your risks and intiate safety procedures such as speciality isolation in an exam room if necessary. Additionally, our staff incorporates physical distancing policies, frequent disinfection within waiting rooms and exam rooms, and triage for high risk patients. 
  • Instant Urgent Care doctors and medical staff take a swab for testing and send it to a lab for testing. 
  • Our provider team will then contact you with the results of your test. 

While you wait for your COVID-19 test results 

Patients need to continue to self-quarantine and maintain social distancing policies. Other ways to stay safe as you wait for your lab results are as follows, per the CDPH: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water frequently. Scrub for at least a minute to effectively reduce bacteria and germs. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily with proper cleaning supplies. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow. Avoid using your hands and touching your face frequently after a sneeze, cough, or after eating. The virus can spread quickly from a patient’s hands to other individuals. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Make sure to also avoid others that are vulnerable for dangerous symptoms such as people with autoimmune issues, individuals with advanced age (60+), and those with chronic diseases like asthma. 
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • If you smoke or vape, consider quitting. Smokers who already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity could be at increased risk of serious illness.

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