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COVID-19 Testing at Instant Urgent Care

The provider staff at Instant Urgent Care now provides COVID-19 appointments for patients who have undergone telemedicine pre-screening. With accurate and secure test results, our providers can then administer COVID-19 testing in accordance with CDC and State guidelines. Our current procedures are designed to prevent the virus from spreading as much as possible while testing patients who may be at risk.

COVID-19 Screenings in California

The provider staff at Instant Urgent Care now provides COVID-19 appointments for patients who have undergone telemedicine pre-screening. In order to give you test results, our providers can then carry out COVID-19 testing in accordance with CDC and State regulations. Our current procedures are designed to prevent the virus from spreading as much as possible while testing patients who may be at risk.
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COVID-19 Screenings in California

The provider staff at Instant Urgent Care now provides COVID-19 appointments for patients who have undergone telemedicine pre-screening. In order to give you test results, our providers can then carry out COVID-19 testing in accordance with CDC and State regulations. Our current procedures are designed to prevent the virus from spreading as much as possible while testing patients who may be at risk.

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.

COVID-19 Testing at Instant Urgent Care

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Our staff is well-equipped to handle the situation, and advisories on the dos and don’ts, to help prevent the the spread of the coronavirus and patient safety.

Visit our Testing Center that is convenient to you and get tested

We use FDA approved testing equipment and supplies. Our staff wears the appropriate PPE per the CDC guidelines. The exam rooms are properly sanitized after every patient visit.

Results uploaded to your patient portal within 30 mins – 2 hours.

Our clinics continue to adhere to strict sanitization protocols and our staff members follow the Covid-19 safety protocols. We have also ensured that the sanitization facility is available at our labs for patients as well.

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 & time of your test, Instant Urgent Care providers will review your risks and initiate 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.
  • When you results are ready, our team will publish them to your online patient portal from where you can download a pdf copy.

 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answers to your questions and useful information about COVID-19 Testing. Call us if you still can’t find what you are looking for.

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1. Does Urgent Care Do COVID Testing?

Yes, many urgent care centers offer COVID-19 testing, including both PCR and rapid tests. It’s good to call ahead to confirm availability and any specific requirements.

2. When should I take a rapid COVID-19 test?

Rapid COVID-19 tests are useful for quickly checking if you have COVID-19, especially if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive. It’s most useful to take a test as soon as symptoms appear or after exposure.

3. How accurate are COVID-19 rapid tests?

The accuracy of COVID-19 rapid tests can vary depending on the specific test used. Generally, they may have slightly lower sensitivity than PCR tests, but they can still be quite accurate, especially when taken at the right time.

4. Can a Rapid Test detect early COVID-19?

Rapid tests can detect COVID-19 in the early stages, but their accuracy increases as the viral load in your body increases. They are more reliable a few days after exposure or when symptoms develop.

5. Where can I get COVID-19 test results on the same day?

You can often get same-day COVID-19 test results from various sources, including urgent care centers, some pharmacies, and certain testing sites. However, availability may vary depending on your location and the type of test used. It’s suggested to inquire locally for specific options.