Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Testing in Narberth, PA
If You Are Experiencing Coronavirus Symptoms, Contact AFC Urgent Care Narberth Today. We Are Now Offering COVID-19 Testing in Narberth and Surrounding Areas. Call Our Clinic Today For More Information.
It seems like COVID-19 has produced more questions than answers for most people, as the uncertainty of when the pandemic will be neutralized is up in the air. While we are waiting along with the entire world and doing our best to keep our staff and patients safe from COVID-19, we are happy to provide testing to anyone who needs it in the Narberth, Pennsylvania area!
Do you test for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
At AFC Urgent Care in Narberth, Pennsylvania, we are proud to do our part in stemming the pandemic’s tide by providing safe and efficient testing for COVID-19. We offer antigen testing and antibody testing, depending on whether you are testing for an active or past diagnosis of COVID-19. Let us know which test you would like to receive when you schedule a COVID-19 test with us!
How Do I Get Tested?
In order to get tested for COVID-19 at AFC Urgent Care in Narberth, Pennsylvania, all you need to do is schedule an appointment through our website or by calling us at (484) 270-8600. No doctor’s referral is required! When you arrive for your testing appointment, contact us to let us know you have got here. We ask that you remain in your vehicle until we call you to let you know that we are ready to conduct the test for you. If you require antibody testing, we will draw a small vial of blood from your arm to perform the test. On the other hand, if you need antigen or molecular testing for a COVID-19 diagnosis, a medical professional will take swabs from your nose and the back of your throat. After the blood or swabs are taken, we will either analyze the test at our facility or send it away for more in-depth analysis.
What does it cost to get tested and/or will my insurance cover the cost?
The average coronavirus test in the United States is approximately $100, with prices varying from location to location. However, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), testing should be free. If you do receive a bill for COVID-19 testing, reach out to your health insurance provider, who will most likely cover your testing fee.
How long before I get my test results?
The length of time it takes to receive your COVID-19 test results depends on the type of test and the testing facility’s capacity. Antibody testing can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, according to whether the testing facility can analyze the test there or if they have to send it away for analysis. With molecular or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, it usually takes a few days and up to a week to get results back. In contrast, antigen test results are available within one to two hours of completing the test.
What is the 2019 novel coronavirus?
Generally, the word coronavirus describes any virus that originates from an animal. In the case of the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it is a new coronavirus strain that was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December of 2019. Coronaviruses typically cause a respiratory infection in humans. Other notable coronaviruses include SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus), which caused an epidemic in 2002 in Toronto, Canada, and MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus), which caused an outbreak in 2012 across the Middle East.
How does the virus spread?
COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person through liquid respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, talks, or sings. When someone is in close contact with an infected individual, within approximately six feet, these liquid droplets can allow COVID-19 to enter that person’s body through their eyes, nose, or throat. COVID-19 spreads quickly when large groups of people are assembled together.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough, and fatigue. However, there is quite a broad range of symptoms associated with COVID-19, including the following:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Pink eye
- Sudden loss of taste or smell
- Skin rash or discoloration
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Loss of speech or movement
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to come to get tested at AFC Urgent Care! You can find our clinic at 934 Montgomery Avenue in Narberth, Pennsylvania.