We now offer same-day PCR Covid-19 testing. Test today and receive results the same day.
At Urgent Care of Ada, our compassionate providers are committed to helping residents in and around Ada, Oklahoma, get reliable information and access to COVID-19 testing. We’ve put together this helpful guide so you can better understand whether you should come in for a COVID-19 test.
Read on to learn more about COVID-19 testing and the questions to ask so you’ll know when it’s time to get tested!
If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should be tested.
Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure. People report getting different symptoms, but if you have any of the following, call our office to schedule a test:
Some people also experience digestive symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Keep in mind that you may experience one or many of these symptoms.
NOTE: If you experience trouble breathing, seek emergency medical care right away by calling 9-1-1 or going to the nearest emergency room.
Not everyone who gets COVID-19 develops symptoms. In fact, though more information about COVID emerges all the time, current data shows between 40-50% of all COVID carriers are symptom-free.
This means that even if you don’t develop any symptoms, you should be tested.
If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or attended a high-risk activity (e.g., large social gathering), you may have the virus and be able to spread it to others. Schedule a COVID-19 test, and self-isolate until you receive your results.
If you don’t get tested, you should self-isolate for 14 days after your exposure.
Certain occupations come with a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 because of high exposure to the disease or to many people. If you have a high-risk job or live with people who do, you may need more frequent COVID-19 testing or your employer may require it.
If you are undergoing surgery or are traveling, you may be required to have a COVID-19 test. Be sure to schedule your test at the right time to avoid problems or delays.
There are different types of COVID-19 tests available, including rapid testing, PCR testing, and the COVID-19 antibody test. Each test serves different purposes and has pros and cons. Here’s a quick look at each:
Your provider at Urgent Care of Ada evaluates your symptoms and COVID-19 exposure to recommend the best test for your needs.
To learn more about COVID-19 testing or to schedule an appointment, call Urgent Care of Ada at 580-215-6975. Non-urgent appointments may be requested online!