Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Huntington Beach, CA
Recently, Reddy Urgent Care began providing curbside testing for people who have symptoms associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or someone you care about is experiencing any symptoms, then please call our clinic. We can provide remote care and, if necessary, testing at our clinic’s curbside. Read on to learn more about coronavirus testing in your area.
Who should be tested for the coronavirus?
If someone is experiencing the symptoms of a viral infection, they should be tested. With the coronavirus, the minor, most common symptoms are:
- Dry cough
The symptoms above are usually mild, but can be more serious. Also, it’s possible for a person to experience severe symptoms like:
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing difficulty
- Chest pressure
- Chest pain
- Loss of speech
- Loss of movement
Any symptoms might not show themselves until 2 to 14 days after a person gets infected, or a person might not even show any symptoms at all. Also, you and the ones you care about may seem symptom-free, but it’s still important to do social distancing, wash your hands regularly, and take the other precautions recommended by your local health officials.
If you or someone you care about is currently experiencing any of the minor, common symptoms of viral infection, then testing is recommended. If anyone is experiencing symptoms that are or may be life-threatening, then calling 911 is absolutely necessary.
What is the test for the coronavirus?
Actually, there are multiple tests for the coronavirus. These include the antibody test, the instant test, and the standard viral test. With the antibody test, a patient can be checked to see whether they already had a coronavirus infection. This can help medical professionals track the spread of the virus locally, and may even help them find antibodies to the virus. This test is for people who currently don’t have symptoms.
There’s also the instant test which can check a patient immediately for a current viral infection. However, this test is in limited supply and for emergency use only.
The third test is the standard viral test. It can easily check whether a patient currently has the virus. The method used for this test is a simple nasal swab. If you or someone you care about currently has minor symptoms, then this is the test you’ll need, and Reddy Urgent Care can provide it. However, please do not come see us in-person, as that could put our other patients and our staff at risk for infection, and even put you at risk for infection if you’re currently not sick. Instead, please call us. We will evaluate your symptoms remotely, and if necessary, set you up with a phone or virtual visit with one of our doctors. And if testing is necessary, we’ll invite you over to our clinic for safe curbside testing.
What is a virtual visit, exactly?
A virtual visit is a form of telemedicine. Telemedicine is healthcare that’s provided either over the phone or via a device like a smartphone or computer. During a virtual visit, one of these devices is used for a videoconference with a doctor. Services like advice, diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment can be provided. With the coronavirus, it’s important to have telemedicine, as it can prevent spreading the infection and thus harming other people.
Do you provide coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Huntington Beach, CA?
Yes, we do. Reddy Urgent Care offers coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in your area, and if you believe you or someone you care about needs it, please call us. Our clinic will proceed by evaluating your symptoms remotely, then we’ll decide whether you require a virtual visit with us or testing at our clinic’s curbside. Thank you for your cooperation with us.