Curbside Rapid Coronavirus Testing for People in St. Johns, MI
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our lifestyles in countless ways, Ouch Urgent Care is pleased to offer a long-awaited service that can help: curbside rapid coronavirus testing. If you’re in the St. Johns, Michigan, area and you think you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you’ve been exposed to the virus, you can consult with one of our highly trained medical practitioners via a virtual smartphone visit or while remaining in your car outside our walk-in clinic. If warranted, we can administer a rapid COVID-19 antigen test and provide you with test results in 15 minutes. Our car-side and virtual consultations are designed to protect our walk-in patients and staff while also filling a critical need for coronavirus testing services.
Our curbside rapid coronavirus testing is the fastest way to find out whether you’re experiencing an active COVID-19 infection. However, we’ll continue to provide virtual and car-side consultations with patients who are seeking a doctor’s authorization for COVID-19 molecular testing at a local lab. The results of molecular testing are typically available within five days.
What Is the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test?
Rapid antigen tests have been around for years for detecting the presence of respiratory pathogens that cause the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The Food and Drug Administration recently approved emergency use of rapid antigen testing to identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19. The test is administered using a nasal swab to collect a mucus sample from the nose or throat.
Rapid coronavirus testing is an important weapon in the fight against COVID-19 spread, as it allows infected persons to take appropriate actions to ease their symptoms and recover from the illness while also self-isolating to protect others from infection. Many coronavirus symptoms are similar to those of the flu, and Ouch Urgent Care offers on-site flu testing that can pinpoint the true source of your symptoms. If you test positive for COVID-19 or the flu, our compassionate and skilled professionals will provide you with an appropriate treatment plan to help you feel better as soon as possible.
We’re open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, including weekends. Our rates are affordable, and we accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid and McLaren Health Plan. For more information about our curbside rapid coronavirus testing and the many other nonemergency health care services we offer to St. Johns residents and visitors, contact Ouch Urgent Care today.