Even with New York opening up post-quarantine, the COVID-19 virus is still present, and infection is possible. Forest Urgent Care LIC and Forest Hills, New York, in Forest Hills and Long Island City, New York, offers COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 antibody testing. The urgent care clinic is open seven days a week; call or schedule your COVID-19 testing online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available to review symptoms and testing needs.
COVID-19 is a highly infectious, newly discovered viral disease. Though research is ongoing, COVID-19 is spread through droplets of saliva or nose discharge when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Most people who contract COVID-19 only experience mild to moderate respiratory symptoms and don’t require serious medical intervention. However, older adults and people with a compromised immune system are at greater risk of developing serious respiratory symptoms that require hospitalization.
If you’re feeling sick and suspect you may have COVID-19, the team at Forest Urgent Care can provide the answers and testing you need.
The experienced team at Forest Urgent Care determines if you need a test for COVID-19. You may benefit from COVID-19 testing if:
You may also benefit from COVID-19 testing if you have concerns about exposure to the virus due to participation in large group gatherings.
Forest Hills Urgent Care offers testing for active COVID-19 infections and antibody testing.
Active COVID-19 testing requires a sample of your respiratory secretions. To obtain the sample, the team at Forest Hills Urgent Care may, for example, use a swab to collect secretions from your nose or throat.
COVID-19 antibody testing is a blood test that checks for antibodies against the virus. The team only requires a small sample of blood, usually only a fingerstick prick, to perform COVID-19 antibody testing.
You may benefit from COVID-19 antibody testing if you previously tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 symptoms but did not get tested. A positive COVID-19 test means your body has the antibodies for the infection or a similar virus.
It’s not currently known if a positive antibody test protects you from reinfection with the virus.
Forest Hills Urgent Care provides details of how long it takes to get results from your COVID-19 testing during your appointment. In most cases, results take five days or less and usually within 1-2 days.
The team provides specific instructions on the next steps you need to take based on the results of your testing.
To schedule your COVID-19 testing, call Forest Hills Urgent Care, or book online now.