(COVID-19) Test and Antibodies Test available.

COVID-19 Testing Specialist

Forest Urgent Care LIC and Forest Hills

Urgent Care located in Forest Hills, NY & Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY

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 Testing Q & A

What is coronavirus or COVID-19?

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. 

Who needs COVID-19 testing?

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 were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms and want to get tested
  • You have a history of COVID-19 symptoms
  • You’re a health care worker, first responder, or essential worker
  • You’re returning to work and want an antibody test

You may also benefit from COVID-19 testing if you have concerns about exposure to the virus due to participation in large group gatherings. 

What happens during COVID-19 testing?

Forest Hills Urgent Care offers testing for active COVID-19 infections and antibody testing. 

Active COVID-19 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

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. 

How long does it take to get results?

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.