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Urgent Care 24/7, Phoenix

Urgent Care 24/7

3.67(3 reviews)
320 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004320 E McDowell Rd
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

I needed to have wax removed from my ear. They told me what they were going to do before they started and I appreciated that. Before each procedure they did the same. It took about an hour because they were so careful...I am ninety-one. The place was very clean. Eric and Alyssa were so kind and gentle. I won't even hesitate going again.
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Urgent Care 24/7, Phoenix

Urgent Care 24/7

3.67(3 reviews)
320 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004320 E McDowell Rd
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

I needed to have wax removed from my ear. They told me what they were going to do before they started and I appreciated that. Before each procedure they did the same. It took about an hour because they were so careful...I am ninety-one. The place was very clean. Eric and Alyssa were so kind and gentle. I won't even hesitate going again.
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DispatchHealth, Phoenix

DispatchHealth

4.8(37k reviews)
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OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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AlphaMeD, Biltmore

AlphaMeD

4.9(451 reviews)
1743 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161743 E Camelback Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I went for heart palpitations. I got an ekg. Danielle, my provider was extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable. She listened to all my questions. Would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thanks, Danielle! :)
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NextCare Urgent Care, Camelback

NextCare Urgent Care

4.72(2.2k reviews)
3931 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850183931 E Camelback Rd
OpenWed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was so nice and helpful and made you feel right at home and not nervous
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NextCare Urgent Care, Oak

NextCare Urgent Care

4.53(3.3k reviews)
2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 852572122 N Scottsdale Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Didn't have to wait no longer than 15 minutes. In and out. Very friendly
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AllKids Urgent Care, Stapley

AllKids Urgent Care

4.7(1.5k reviews)
1455 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 852041455 S Stapley Dr
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This will be my new favorite go to Urgent care staff was friendly and nice clean overall and give it five stars. I would definitely recommend 100%
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AlphaMeD, Arrowhead

AlphaMeD

4.95(393 reviews)
20249 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530820249 N 67th Ave
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Recent patient review

Very clean facility and the staff were wonderful. We adored the MD we saw for both of our visits
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AlphaMeD, Scottsdale

AlphaMeD

4.93(608 reviews)
9219 E Hidden Spur Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 852559219 E Hidden Spur Trail
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

(Wildly) Exceeded expectations at every level, and w/ peace-of-mind after some anxious procrastination
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Lifespann Urgent Care and Walk-Ins, Primary Care & Esthetics : Gilbert

Lifespann Urgent Care and Walk-Ins

5.0(6 reviews)
2451 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 852342451 E Baseline Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Gateway Urgent Care

Gateway Urgent Care

4.81(3.1k reviews)
920 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295920 E Williams Field Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I didn’t have a preferred urgent care prior to yesterday, but I am happy to have found this place. Wait time was rather short, the got me diagnosed, called in my script and I was on my merry old way. Everyone was very nice and I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area.
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Cigna Care Today

Cigna Care Today

102 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004102 S Central Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 850041101 N Central Ave
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lab Express

Lab Express

505 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85003505 W McDowell Rd
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Cigna Healthcare of Arizona

Cigna Healthcare of Arizona

755 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006755 E McDowell Rd
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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National Medical Testing Center

National Medical Testing Center

1300 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 850061300 N 12th St
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Sonora Quest Laboratories

Sonora Quest Laboratories

926 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006926 E McDowell Rd
OpenWed 7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Get DNA Tested Today

Get DNA Tested Today

926 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006926 E McDowell Rd
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2302 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 850042302 N 7th St
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Concentra Urgent Care, Phoenix

Concentra Urgent Care

3.0(36 reviews)
1818 Sky Harbor Cir N, Phoenix, AZ 850341818 Sky Harbor Cir N
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Express Urgent Care

Express Urgent Care

4.0(56 reviews)
333 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013333 W Thomas Rd
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Strep Test FAQs

  • How long does a strep test take in Phoenix?

    A strep test usually only takes a few minutes. A throat swab is used for the strep A test, whereas a cotton swab or a urine sample is used for the strep B test. Your healthcare provider can tell you how long your strep test will take based on the procedure used.

  • What happens if you test positive for group B strep?

    Adults seldom show symptoms or get sick with Group B strep, but it can be dangerous for newborns. Antibiotics are commonly given to pregnant women who test positive for group B strep to keep the illness from spreading to the baby as it goes through the birth canal. Because the infant will not be exposed to germs in the delivery canal, antibiotics are not required for women with group B strep who are having a scheduled Cesarean section.

  • How much does a strep test cost in Phoenix?

    A strep test's price is influenced by a variety of criteria, including provider rates, the type of test (throat swab, vaginal swab, or urinalysis), geographic region, and if your health plan covers this treatment. Getting an estimate from your health insurance company or the step test company is the quickest way to figure out how much a strep test will cost.

  • Does insurance cover strep testing in Phoenix?

    Most health insurance companies will cover the cost of strep testing, particularly if your doctor believes it is medically necessary based on your symptoms and current health state. Contact your insurance carrier directly to learn more about your coverage and benefits, or ask your strep testing provider if they can do a complimentary insurance benefits check on your behalf.

  • How do they test for strep throat?

    The strep throat A test can be conducted to determine whether or not you have strep throat. Your doctor will initially ask you to sit back in your chair and open your mouth wide. Then, using a long cotton swab, they'll extract a tissue sample from the back of your throat. This testing approach is used in both the rapid and normal strep A tests.

  • How long does it take to get strep test results?

    The rapid test for strep A takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete, whereas the standard test takes 24 to 48 hours. A strep B test normally takes 24 to 48 hours to produce results. Your doctor or the strep test provider can give you a clearer idea of when you should expect your results.

  • What is a rapid strep test?

    A rapid strep test can only be used to diagnose group A strep. This test looks for antigens, which are chemicals that elicit an immune response. A rapid strep test is similar to a standard strep test in that it delivers you results in minutes rather than days. A throat swab was used as a test.

  • How accurate is the rapid strep test?

    A fast strep test can provide a trustworthy result. Some practitioners may order a classic strep A test if the quick test results are negative and the patient has multiple symptoms of strep throat. A standard strep A throat culture test is more accurate than a rapid strep A test, but it takes longer to acquire the results.

  • Where should I get a strep test in Phoenix?

    Strep testing is available from a variety of healthcare providers, including your primary care physician and urgent care clinics. If you're pregnant, a specialist such as a midwife or an OB-GYN may do the strep B test for you or refer you to one. You may also use Solv to find a lab in your area that provides high-quality strep tests and make an appointment for the same day.

  • How can I book a strep test through Solv?

    In the Search box on our website, type "strep test" or "strep throat," then select your location from the dropdown option. Solv will give you a list of the best strep testing companies in your area. Find the doctor you want to visit, then click "Call now" to make an appointment for a strep test, or go to the provider's profile for more information.

Recent Strep Test Reviews (20)

Came in for covid tests and strep tests, no appointment. Checked in online outside. Staff were friendly and super fast. Also recommended pills to help with the symptoms.

- Verified patient on 4/11

Great experience but still waiting on prescription. Went to Walgreens and they have not received the prescription and it’s been an hour from when we left. Trying to get my son’s prescription for strep throat and would like to not wait hours to get it ordered or have the order submitted.

- Verified patient on 9/30

Arrived at the Scottsdale location and was immediately greeted by desk reception. Person explained the process and I started to register using a QR Code. Registration process was quick and easy. I was even able to take a photo of my driver’s license and insurance card to upload. I was in the waiting room for roughly 5-10 minutes before being called into the treatment area. That was so fast that I barely had enough time to complete the registration….awesome! The triage person took my vitals, asked why I was being seen, and swabbed my throat for strep. Not the friendliest person but she performed her services well. I was then taken to an exam room where I waited for less that 5 minutes for a provider who entered into the room to exam and diagnose me. Ryan was his name and he was a FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner). Great guy with a great bedside manner too. Explained everything extremely well and I was discharged within another 5 minutes. I waited in the patient waiting room for another 2 minutes for my discharge paperwork. The whole visit took virtually no time. The facility was extremely clean and everyone was required to wear a mask. Thru accept tons of insurance plans and because I had met my deductible, I was not required to pay for anything. I would highly recommend using this Urgent Care Facility and I would not hesitate to return should I need to be seen in the future.

- Verified patient on 12/25

Had an appt and was in and out. Had 3 tests done...covid, flu, Strep. Everyone was professional and helpful. I have been coming here off and on since it opened and would highly recommend it to anyone

- Verified patient on 11/28

Took my son in for a rapid Covid test. When it came back negative they did a strep throat test next and a flu test. He has a cold. Wait time was long, but understandable with Covid. Doctor and staff were very friendly and very helpful. The wait was about an hour past our scheduled appointment that we made online. We we not charged at the time of the visit.

- Verified patient on 8/27

I took my daughter who is 6 in for a strep test. I was worried about taking her to an urgent care that wasn’t specifically for kids. I will not hesitate next time! The doctor and staff were great with Olivia!

- Verified patient on 5/13

I took my daughter who is 6 in for a strep test. I was worried about taking her to an urgent care that wasn’t specifically for kids. I will not hesitate next time! The doctor and staff were great with Olivia!

- Verified patient on 5/13

Walked in after leaving somewhere else that had a 3 hour wait. I waited maybe five minutes to go back and was in there for a total of maybe 15-20 min and got tested for strep. Very pleased

- Verified patient on 11/25

The lady that first brought me back said I should of not come in. Because a Dr. On phone had me on an antibiotic. when Dr. Looked at my throat she told me what I have is not what phone Dr. Thought. I didnt really need the antibiotic, I needed a mouth wash. I am diabetic and have an infection not strep throat. If I would of listened to the person who took me back to a room I would have left and prolonged my recovery

- Verified patient on 1/5

I had 2 young kids (5yo and 3yo) come in for potential strep late in the day. Yes, we waited for multiple hours, but the nurse who assisted us was AMAZING! She was calm, patient, and made the experience fun. She was knowledgeable about pharmacies opened late nearby and gave me such a nice compliment about my well behaved children. She made me feel safe and heard. Very grateful for her service.

- Verified patient on 11/28

This is our go to for urgent care. Booked for a reserved a 6pm time online. Had to wait in the car for about 40 min after check in. We were treated with an amazing amount of patience and kindness for how busy they had been. Quick strep Confirmed what the provider suspected. Would go back without hesitation.

- Verified patient on 11/9

This is our go to for urgent care. Booked for a reserved a 6pm time online. Had to wait in the car for about 40 min after check in. We were treated with an amazing amount of patience and kindness for how busy they had been. Quick strep Confirmed what the provider suspected. Would go back without hesitation.

- Verified patient on 11/9

Had an appt and was in and out. Had 3 tests done...covid, flu, Strep. Everyone was professional and helpful. I have been coming here off and on since it opened and would highly recommend it to anyone

- Verified patient on 11/28

My daughter was taken to urgent care for covid and strep throat testing she lives in Ca and is visiting family so my sister had to take her in and we didn’t know if they would allow that being that I’m (mom) in Ca. From the moment I spoke to Brittany who answered the phone the whole process went seamless from what I could gather from not being able to be there. Brittany was very nice, professional and super helpful in getting us all situated with our situation. Truly appreciated the ease and efficiency of your whole office. Thank you!!

- Verified patient on 7/21

I was pleasantly surprised. We came in without an appointment and the check in process was very smooth. We had to spend virtually no time in the waiting room as the front office staff checked us in quickly and then we completed the registration in the car. The wait time was surprisingly short considering everything going on right now with Covid. Both the nurse and the provider were great. Very friendly and professional. The front office employee was also very kind and efficient. I commend this team for working under such stressful times in healthcare during a pandemic. I’m a pharmacist and I understand the pressures. I wouldn’t have scored them lower even if I’d had to wait much longer because it’s just so tough right now with the pandemic but they were very efficient and test results came within 20 minutes for strep and Covid. Provider updated us when strep came back negative and then again when Covid was negative. This team did a beautiful job and treated my 13 year old daughter with respect and caring attitudes. Definitely recommend and will use this location again!

- Verified patient on 9/3

I went in for a sore throat. They did a swab for Strep and it was negative. I looked at my visit summary and it says I went in for COVID symptoms but that was not true. They did not even do a COVID test. If I was there for COVID, I would hope they would do a COVID test versus a swab for Strep.

- Verified patient on 10/13

They gave me a Covid test and Strept throat test and they were very thorough

- Verified patient on 3/14

I went in for a sore throat. They did a swab for Strep and it was negative. I looked at my visit summary and it says I went in for COVID symptoms but that was not true. They did not even do a COVID test. If I was there for COVID, I would hope they would do a COVID test versus a swab for Strep.

- Verified patient on 10/13

Everything was excellent except I wanted treatment fir what I thought to be a sinus infection. They were tested for strep & Covid and sent on their way. It has been an ongoing sinus issue for 10 days and needed to be treated and wasn’t.

- Verified patient on 3/10

I was pleasantly surprised. We came in without an appointment and the check in process was very smooth. We had to spend virtually no time in the waiting room as the front office staff checked us in quickly and then we completed the registration in the car. The wait time was surprisingly short considering everything going on right now with Covid. Both the nurse and the provider were great. Very friendly and professional. The front office employee was also very kind and efficient. I commend this team for working under such stressful times in healthcare during a pandemic. I’m a pharmacist and I understand the pressures. I wouldn’t have scored them lower even if I’d had to wait much longer because it’s just so tough right now with the pandemic but they were very efficient and test results came within 20 minutes for strep and Covid. Provider updated us when strep came back negative and then again when Covid was negative. This team did a beautiful job and treated my 13 year old daughter with respect and caring attitudes. Definitely recommend and will use this location again!

- Verified patient on 9/3

Phoenix Strep Tests

To establish whether you have group A or group B strep, strep tests are commonly employed. Strep throat is caused by the bacteria Group A strep, which is a sore throat infection. Although Group B strep bacteria can be present in the vaginal area, as well as the digestive and urinary systems, it rarely causes symptoms.

Your doctor may order a strep A test if you have symptoms of strep throat, such as a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, or enlarged lymph nodes. Both a rapid and a traditional strep test can be used to diagnose Strep A, and both are performed in the same way.

During a strep A test, you will be instructed to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide. A tongue depressor will be used to gently keep your tongue down while a long swab is used to take a tissue sample from the back of your throat. The strep A test is harmless and rapid, although it might be uncomfortable. The quick strep test provides results in minutes, but the standard test takes one to two days to complete.

Only pregnant women between the ages of 36 and 37 weeks are usually tested for strep B. Because Group B strep dwells in the vaginal and rectum, it can be passed on to a newborn as it travels through the birth canal. A swab or a urine sample can be used to test for strep B.

During a strep B swab test, you or your doctor will collect tissue and fluid samples from your vaginal and rectum using a cotton swab. For a strep B urine test, your doctor will ask you to urinate into a sterile cup. After that, your sample will be sent to a laboratory for further analysis, with results arriving in one to two days.

Your doctor will consult with you to establish the best course of action if your strep test is positive. Antibiotics are often used to treat infections such as strep A and strep B. Antibiotics are commonly administered to a mother with strep B during delivery through an IV line to prevent the infection from spreading to her baby.

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jul 25, 22

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