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Covid Testing Los Angeles

COVID Testing

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to help bring safety and security to our patients as we navigate these uncertain times.

Covid Testing Los Angeles

Why Get a COVID-19 Test at a Private Clinic?

Rather than risk your health at crowded public hospitals, many of which are already inundated by Los Angeles COVID testing needs, we provide a small and safe private facility to screen for the virus.

With stringent sanitization measures in place, a smaller staff, and less exposure to the potential germs and infection risk that is present in hospitals and urgent care facilities, this allows us to offer residents of Los Angeles COVID testing without posing an unnecessary risk to your health.

Does My Insurance Cover COVID Testing?

COVID tests are covered by medical insurance. We accept many major insurance providers. To find out the insurance providers we work with, reach out to our team to help ensure your COVID test is covered.

What Happens If I Test Positive for COVID-19?

A positive COVID test may seem alarming, but there are simple steps you can take to protect the health of those around you. Our provider will advise you of all steps and precautions that are necessary to ensure the health of you and the loved ones in your household.

The most important step you can take is to remain inside your home in isolation for 14 days. Wearing a protective mask and limiting contact with household members that are most at risk, such as the very young or elderly, is essential.

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What Are the Symptoms of COVID?

Symptoms may vary in number or intensity. It is possible to have the virus without having obvious symptoms, while others may have numerous COVID symptoms at once.

The list does not include all possible symptoms, however, these are the most likely ones according to what we know about the virus so far. COVID symptoms usually appear 2 to 14 days after contracting the virus. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the most common signs of COVID include:

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How Does COVID Spread?

COVID-19 is a novel contagious virus that has swept the globe, with many active cases throughout California and the rest of the United States.

As far as disease specialists currently understand it, the virus is mainly spread from person-to-person contact by way of small respiratory droplets that are produced once an infected person sneezes, coughs, or talks.

These droplets contain the live virus, and they can land on mucous membranes such as the nose or mouth of nearby people. The CDC indicates it may also be possible to inhale the droplets into the lungs.

Despite this, it is not considered an airborne disease, even though the droplets are momentarily suspended in the air.

The belief is that COVID-19 is most contagious when standing within approximately 6 feet of an infected person. It is not always possible to know when someone is infected. Some people have mild or absent symptoms or can be newly infected with the virus, but not yet showing symptoms.

Wearing protective face masks, limiting public outings such as dining indoors or attending crowded gatherings, and avoiding unnecessary travel are some ways you can do your part to stop the spread of COVID.

How Is The COVID Test Administered?

The method of testing for COVID which is recommended by the CDC is called a nasopharyngeal swab. Our technician will put a specially designed 6-inch cotton swab into your nasal cavity. This is administered through each nostril. The technician will swab the area for about 15 seconds.

It isn’t painful, though it may be uncomfortable. The swab will then go to our lab to test the material from inside your nose for evidence of the COVID-19 virus.

Once the lab has completed testing the swab for COVID-19 you will immediately be connected with your results. The process generally takes 1 - 2 days.

Schedule Your COVID Test

Safeguard the health of you and your family by getting screened for COVID at our convenient location in Hawthorne, CA.

To schedule your COVID test Los Angeles residents can simply call our office or book an appointment using our easy online booking system. Please let us know which time works best for you and our team will be glad to accommodate you.

Our accessibly located facility in Hawthorne, California makes COVID screening easy for new and existing patients.

We serve many nearby areas such as Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Vista, Culver City, Hawthorne, and the greater South Bay area to give all patients access to COVID testing facilities in our region.