AFC Urgent Care Denver Now Provides COVID-19 Testing At Your Car-Side
What is COVID-19 Testing? How does it work?
AFC Urgent Care Denver is providing COVID-19 testing for our patients at all of our Denver locations to help diagnose local COVID-19 cases. Testing is available daily with prior appointments. AFC Urgent Care Denver allows patients that have difficulty traveling or need a more flexible option for testing that protects the local community. All of our AFC Urgent Care Denver clinics are providing COVID-19 testing.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact patients’ ability to travel freely, we want to ensure that our communities have affordable and accessible urgent options when they need it. Our providers can triage, check-in, and perform your test right beside your car.
If you have any questions, please call our provider team at any of our urgent care locations in Denver. Below, we’ve provided resources to explain how we are offering COVID-19 Testing.
Important: During pandemic situations including the COVID-19 outbreak, patients will need a car in order to access for COVID-19 testing.
What is COVID-19 Testing? How does it work?
COVID-19 testing is the process of providing patients with vulnerabilities, pandemic risks, or other critical conditions with a safe test. Please consult our provider team for testing duration and how long it takes for your results to come back. In addition, COVID-19 testing is now available at AFC Denver Speer, AFC Denver Leetsdale, AFC Denver Cherry Creek, AFC Denver Highlands, and AFC Denver Park Hill/Park Hill!
It is important to remember that patients need a vehicle in order to secure this testing, so please contact your nearest AFC Denver location for more information.
Any other urgent care needs can be addressed by our team via Car Side Urgent Care. However, patients will also need a special pre-screening before they are eligible for a COVID-19 test. Urgent care services like seasonal illness treatment and testing are available via car side services.
COVID-19 and Car-side medical care step by step process:
- Both services are offered at all our locations
- Choose a location to drive to
- After you fill out the short registration, you will get a text message with a link to fill out your paperwork
- Arrive at the clinic and park in a designated car-side medical care spot.
- No need to leave your car. Simply call us upon arrival and tell us your spot number
- Our nurses will be coming to your car to take your swab.
- Once paperwork is finished and you have been swabbed, you will get a call from our nurse staff to go through your information and go over your medical history
- At the end of the call with our nurse, you will receive a text that will connect you with the provider.
- As soon as your provider is ready to see you, you will receive a text to join a telemedicine call. Be sure you’re in an area with strong internet connection or Wi-Fi signal and stay near your device so that the visit can begin right when the provider connects.
- If your connection is lost, the provider will attempt to reconnect. If they aren’t successful, they will call you back at the phone number you provided.
- We will send you a visit summary after your visit with notes from the provider on your treatment plan.
COVID-19 Standard Testing vs. Antibody Testing
Standard COVID-19 testing is different than our COVID-19 Antibody Testing services in Denver. Standard testing detects the current infection of COVID-19 within a patient through a swab test. Antibody testing is used by providers to detect if patients have an immune response to the current virus. If you have any more questions please call us ahead for more information.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
- Test that diagnoses an active COVID-19 infection
- Helpful for patients to make a decision about self-quarantining
- Patients with COVID-19 symptoms (flu-like sneezing, cough, fatigue, etc.) that were exposed to the virus in last 2-3 weeks should get swab testing
- Works via a nasal or throat swab administered by a provider
- Requires appointment from a doctor to complete
Active infection swab test for COVID-19
- Test that diagnoses active or previous immunity to the COVID-19 virus
- Helpful for patients to determine if they are ready to return to work or other activities
- Patients that don’t have COVID-19 symptoms or believe they are asymptomatic for 10 days should get antibody testing.
- A provider uses a blood draw and sends it to a lab for analysis
- A patient can book COVID-19 testing from any AFC Urgent Care Denver location or online.
Find COVID-19 Swab Testing and COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Denver
AFC Urgent Care Denver offers five locations for COVID-19 swab testing and antibody testing. Patients in Glendale, Cherry Creek, Park Hill, Speer, and Leetsdale all have local access to testing services. Find your nearest location today and contact for more details about COVID-19 safety and prevention!
Telemedicine Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As patients continue to self-isolate, social distance, and work from home due to COVID-19, it is important to ensure there is available and safe healthcare options. That is why AFC Urgent Care Denver quickly implemented telemedicine to provide urgent care remotely.
Maintaining social distancing and getting necessary healthcare services can be particularly difficult, since COVID-19 can travel rapidly in local communities. At AFC Urgent Care Denver, we’re here to provide urgent care from the comfort of your home as we go through the challenges of COVID-19 as a community.