COVID-19 has quickly spread across the globe, with over 87,000 cases in Massachusetts. The virus is an upper respiratory infection with symptoms similar to the flu and other viruses. AFC Urgent Care Saugus performs COVID-19 diagnostic testing seven days a week for the active virus.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19 vary case to case from mild to severe. Many patients have not exhibited symptoms at all, but are equally contagious to symptomatic patients. Symptoms typically develop within fourteen days of initial exposure to the virus and may include:
- Dry cough
- High fever (over 102 F)
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of smell and/or taste
- Full body aches
How can you test for COVID-19?
In order to test for COVID-19, a swab is used to take a sample from the lower nasal cavity. The test takes mere moments and is painless. AFC Urgent Care Saugus is performing the rapid test, which provides results the same day. Our walk-in urgent care center provides the rapid test in order to get our patients the answers they need as quickly as possible.
Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing in Saugus, MA
If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a telemedicine visit with AFC Urgent Care Saugus today. You will need to have a telemedicine prescreening to qualify for the diagnostic test. Telemedicine visits are accepted seven days a week. For questions about COVID-19 testing or telemedicine, please call 781-233-1000.