Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Paramount, CA
With Reddy Urgent Care, you’ll be able to get curbside testing if you have any symptoms associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or anyone you care about currently has symptoms, contact us. We’ll be able to provide remote care and, if you need it, testing at our clinic’s curbside. Connect with us today or read on to learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Paramount, CA.
How do I know whether I need coronavirus testing?
You’ll be able to know by checking your symptoms and seeing if they’re symptoms of a viral infection. With the coronavirus viral infection, the minor, common symptoms are usually:
- Dry cough
Those symptoms above are usually mild, but may be more serious. It’s also possible to experience severe symptoms like:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty with breathing
- Loss of movement or loss of speech
- Pain or pressure in the chest
It’s even possible that symptoms won’t show themselves for 2 to 14 days after infection, and sometimes symptoms won’t even appear at all. Please try to understand that even though you and your loved ones may seem symptom-free, it’s still important to do social distancing and regular hand washing, and you should also follow the other precautions your local health officials recommend. Wearing a mask is a good idea too, especially in public places.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the minor, common viral symptoms we mentioned above, then getting tested is strongly recommended. If the symptoms are life-threatening or if you believe they could be, then it may be vital to call 911.
What is the test for COVID-19?
Actually, there are multiple tests for COVID-19. They include the antibody test, the instant test, and the standard viral test. With the antibody test, a patient is checked to see if they previously had a coronavirus infection. With this information, medical professionals can track the spread of the virus in your area, and possibly even find antibodies for a vaccination. The antibody test is only for those people who do not currently have any symptoms.
With the instant test, a patient can be checked immediately to see whether they currently have an infection. However, this test is limited in supply and to emergency patients only.
The standard viral test is a simple nasal swab and can determine whether a patient currently has the virus. If you or someone you know currently has minor symptoms, then please consider this test. You can get it done with Reddy Urgent Care, but please do not come see us for the test in-person, as this may put our other patients and our staff at risk of infection, and it may even put you at risk if you’re not currently sick. Instead, please give our clinic a call so we can evaluate your symptoms remotely. If necessary, we’ll book you in for a phone call or virtual visit with us, and if you require testing, we’ll invite you over for testing at our clinic’s curbside.
What is telemedicine?
It’s a form of healthcare that’s offered either over the phone or in a virtual visit. A virtual visit can happen with the use of a smartphone or PC. In a videoconference with a doctor, you’ll be able to receive advice, diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment. During a time like this when there’s a risk of getting or spreading a virus, telemedicine is necessary.
Do you provide coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Paramount, CA?
Yes, we provide this testing, and if you believe you or a loved one needs it, please call Reddy Urgent Care. One of our staff will evaluate your symptoms over the phone and recommend a virtual visit if necessary. If you require testing, we’ll invite you over for testing at our clinic’s curbside. We appreciate your cooperation and wish you and your family good health!