COVID testing & Rapid testing
in El Cajon, CA

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East County Urgent Care, Rapid Molecular Testing

4.73(456)
1625 E Main StEl Cajon, CA 92021

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Recent patient review

Perfect. It may be east county but this urgent care rocks.

COVID AND RAPID TESTING

No Screening Required

Parking lot testing

Rapid test available. Get results in less than one hour.

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AFC Urgent Care San Diego, Virtual Visit

4.69(600) video icon Offers video visits
Serving all of California

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Recent patient review

I had a telaheath appointment today was very surprised at how east and fast it was to sign up and with in 15 minutes I had my appointment. The Dr. Was very sweet and concerned, she sent in the medicine I needed. Will definitely use this again.
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East County Urgent Care, Urgent Care & Work Injuries

4.67(742)
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1625 E Main StEl Cajon, CA 92021

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Recent patient review

Incredibly courteous and helpful. I had checked other places and were met with "NO! But at this location it was how can we help and they figured out how to help...The staff is great.

COVID TESTING

In-Person Screening or Phone Call required

Drive through and Parking lot testing

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Lux Concierge, Mobile urgent care and covid testing

5.0(2)
1475 Island AveSan Diego, CA 92101

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Recent patient review

Very nice young lady very helpful and professional.

COVID TESTING

No Screening Required

At worksite when requested testing

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MD Today Urgent Care, Scripps Ranch

4.83(1825)
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10605 Scripps Poway PkwySan Diego, CA 92131

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Recent patient review

Very customer oriented: friendly and professional. The fact that I could actually talk to a human being on the phone is why I went there to begin with. Best urgent care I have ever been to.

COVID AND RAPID TESTING

Video Visit Screening, Phone Call, Online Form, or Contact clinic for more details required

Parking lot testing

Rapid test available. Get results in less than one hour.

ANTIBODY TESTING

In-Person Screening, Online Form, or Contact clinic for more details required

In office testing

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MD Today Urgent Care, Carmel Valley

4.87(1317)
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3830 Valley Centre DrSan Diego, CA 92130

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Recent patient review

Service is great, doctors and staff are caring and knowledgeable

COVID AND RAPID TESTING

Video Visit Screening, Phone Call, or Contact clinic for more details required

Parking lot testing

Rapid test available. Get results in less than one hour.

ANTIBODY TESTING

In-Person Screening or Contact clinic for more details required

In office testing

Get tested at home. Order a COVID-19 home test kit. Easy saliva test is shipped fast with results as soon as 48 hours.

Get a test ($115)

CVS Pharmacy

426 E Chase AveEl Cajon, CA 92020

COVID TESTING

Online Form required

CVS Pharmacy

572 Fletcher PkwyEl Cajon, CA 92020

COVID TESTING

Online Form required

CVS Pharmacy

1299 BroadwayEl Cajon, CA 92021

COVID TESTING

Online Form required

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East County Employment Services, Occ Med

4.54(485)
1625 E Main StEl Cajon, CA 92021

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Recent patient review

I’m excited to be part of it

COVID TESTING

In-Person Screening required

Parking lot testing

ANTIBODY TESTING

Contact clinic for more details required

Covid Clinic , La Mesa

5601 Grossmont Center DrLa Mesa, CA 91942

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COVID TESTING

Online Form required

AFC Urgent Care, Santee

3.8(116)
10538 Mission Gorge RdSantee, CA 92071

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COVID TESTING

Video Visit Screening or In-Person Screening required

ANTIBODY TESTING

Video Visit Screening or In-Person Screening required

CVS Pharmacy

9665 Campo RdSpring Valley, CA 91977

COVID TESTING

Online Form required

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

9728 Winter Gardens BlvdLakeside, CA 92040

COVID TESTING

Online Form or Assessment Bot required

Drive through and Parking lot testing

Rite Aid Pharmacy

7224 BroadwayLemon Grove, CA 91945

COVID TESTING

Online Form or Assessment Bot required

Parking lot testing

CVS Pharmacy

6265 El Cajon BlvdSan Diego, CA 92115

COVID TESTING

Online Form required

Drip Hydration - Mobile IV Therapy - San Diego

11267 Corte Playa AztecaSan Diego, CA 92124

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COVID TESTING

Contact clinic for more details required

ANTIBODY TESTING

Contact clinic for more details required

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Latest COVID Testing Updates in California

July 9, 2021: Current guidance from the CDC says fully vaccinated people can refrain from routine COVID testing, however, some experts are questioning whether that approach should change given the spread of the new Delta variant.

July 7, 2021: Children have found a manipulative method generate false-positive COVID tests using soft drinks, all in an effort to get out of school.

May 14, 2021: Target, Home Depot, CVS and Harris Teeter are among the chains that will continue to require masks in store, though they are reviewing new CDC guidance and reevaluating store policies.

May 14, 2021: Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, says fully vaccinated employees and customers will not need to wear a mask inside stores beginning on Tuesday, based on the latest guidance from the CDC. 

May 13, 2021: CDC: If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, incl. local business and workplace guidance.

April 26, 2021: Encouraged by the results of an 11-district pilot program, the state of California is now expanding access to cover any school district’s or charter school’s cost of rapid diagnostic Covid testing of students and staff through the summer and likely into the fall.

April 26, 2021: As of Sunday, April 25, Virginia has had 654,210 total cases of COVID-19, including confirmed lab tests and clinical diagnoses, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That total reflects a 884 case increase since Saturday. The Virginia Department of Health reports a 6.1% 7-day positivity rate for total testing encounters, and a 5.5% 7-day positivity rate for PCR tests. 16 additional deaths were reported on Sunday, leaving the death toll at 10,691.

April 22, 2021: More than 86 million U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated with more than 200 million shots administered, but experts fear that enthusiasm for getting the vaccine could be falling and many Americans may be too eager to take off their masks.

April 6, 2021: Epidemiologists and other public health experts are debating whether to use rapid COVID-19 tests as admission tickets to schools, businesses and entertainment and sports venues. Even with the quickening pace of vaccinations, it will be months before all Americans who want COVID-19 vaccines receive them. As a result, testing could become ubiquitous as a requirement for students, office workers, spectators and visitors seeking to gather indoors.

April 3, 2021: Offering increasing evidence that the pandemic is loosening its grip on the region, Los Angeles County dipped below 600 coronavirus-related hospitalizations for the first time since March 2020, state public health officials announced Friday.

April 3, 2021: California health officials announced changes Friday that will allow a resumption of indoor activities such as concerts, conferences and theater performances — and a return of fans to indoor sporting events, subject to the approval of local health authorities, who are permitted in each county to impose stricter regulations than the state allows. The new rules will take effect April 15.

April 2, 2021: Humboldt County health officials urge residents to continue getting tested for COVID. Testing in Humboldt County is offered at no charge seven days a week (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at Redwood Acres in Eureka and is also available at various locations throughout the county each weekday. Walk-ins are welcome at all sites, and turnaround time for results averages 48 to 72 hours.

April 2, 2021: Health officials in San Jose—the Bay Area's largest county—say they're seeing a dramatic drop in testing for COVID-19. They're also reminding the public to think twice before gathering in large groups this holiday weekend.

April 1, 2021: FDA approves two new over-the-counter COVID tests: Abbott's BinaxNOW and Quidel Quickvue tests will soon be available at drug stores in two-packs for between $15 and $20.

March 31, 2021: Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC: "Vaccinated people do not carry the virus — they don’t get sick.” Walensky was referring to a new CDC study that suggests those fully inoculated with the vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer don’t transmit the virus.

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in El Cajon, CA

COVID Testing and Rapid Testing FAQs

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    Where can I get a free COVID test in El Cajon?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your El Cajon-area health department as they are generally a good source for free COVID tests, or can at least point you in the right direction. Additionally, you can ask your primary care provider to recommend a free COVID test site.

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    Where in El Cajon can I get a rapid COVID test?

    COVID testing is now readily available throughout the country with many providers offering both PCR (molecular) and rapid (antigen) COVID tests. Generally speaking, El Cajon-area hospitals, urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more will each offer at least some variety of testing. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree advance booking to control patient volume.

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    Can I get an antibody test in El Cajon?

    COVID antibody tests are available through many healthcare providers and laboratories, but are not as popular as viral testing, particularly now that COVID vaccines are being administered. If you want an antibody test, it is important to check with specific providers to ensure they offer the test and understanding any applicable costs.

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    Can I book a COVID test online?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in El Cajon are bookable directly through Solv. Simply browse the list of healthcare providers conducting COVID tests above, find one with a “Book Online” button, and book a time that aligns with your schedule stating “COVID-19 Test” as your reason for visit.

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    Can I get tested for antibodies if I am sick with COVID-19?

    An antibody test for COVID-19 might inform you if you previously had a coronavirus infection. Because it can take between 1–3 weeks after an infection for your body to develop these antibodies, an antibody test during an active infection would not be successful. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test.

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    Who should be tested for the coronavirus?

    While decisions about who should be tested for COVID-19 infections are being made by state and local health departments or healthcare providers, the CDC has developed national guidance to support these decisions. It is important to note, however, that not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Prior to booking a COVID or antibody test on Solv or visiting a El Cajon COVID testing site, it is best to contact the provider for the latest testing protocols.

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    How much do a COVID-19 and antibody tests cost?

    In most cases, COVID-19 testing and antibody testing is available at no out of pocket cost if you are covered by commercial insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. You will likely have to pay a normal office visit copay, however. For cash paying patients, the two largest labs have reported that the Medicare rates (likely the lowest cost) to process an antibody test is around $50 and $100-$200 for a PCR swab test. It is important to understand that many healthcare providers are requiring screenings prior to testing, which may or may not be covered by your insurance, and may or may not require additional copays.

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    Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect the Delta variant in that they can determine whether or not you have the coronavirus. However, they can't tell which variation is involved. That would necessitate genomic sequencing, which is a different process from regular virus testing that not all labs can undertake. Sequencing is uncommon and can cost up to $100 per test.

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    How contagious is the Delta variant?

    Infectiousness, disease severity, and immunity acquired by previous infection and vaccinations are the most feared implications of any variety of concern. Delta is 55% more transmissible, according to WHO, than the Alpha variety, which was 50% more transmissible than the original Wuhan virus, making it the most transmissible variant we've seen to date.

"I booked my appointment through the Solv app, which was super easy! Upon arrival, I called from my car to check in. Someone came right out moments later to escort my son and I to a room. We were seen by a nurse and a PA immediately for our COVID tests. They both had a terrific bedside manner and were very friendly. We received results the very next day. I would absolutely go there again!"

"I went in for a strep and COVID test and they were incredibly quick and kind. There was no wait when I used Solv to pre-book a time, and the test results were rapid. This is the first urgent care clinic that I’ve been to that has really listened to me. They prescribed antibiotics without doing a culture for strep (I have a history of negative rapid strep tests but positive cultures and it sucks having to be miserable to 2-5 more days to find out I do in fact have strep). Overall they really paid attention to me and my concerns. I didn’t even know this clinic existed but now that I do that’s where I’ll go for all of my urgent care needs!"

"It was my 1st getting the nose swab COVID test. Honestly the nurse gave examples of what to expect and they were right on point. Plus she was really gentle while the sample was being taken. It really wasn’t bad at all. Not sure why everyone gets all worked up it about the nose swab because that’s a much more accurate test if I’m gonna be tested. I recommend anyone interested in getting tested this facility is the place to go. The one in Edgewater, by Trader Joe’s. Just before you go down to the office, 1st download the Solv app to your phone. Once you go inside you put in your phone number into the iPad. Really easy and safe to check in. Then you fill out the rest of your information from the privacy of your car. Takes about 3-5 minutes. After that you see your place in line which is kinda cool. The office will text you once they have a room ready for you to come inside. Your test results will be emailed to you generally in about 1-2 days depending on how many people are being tested in that period of time. I recommend this place if your interested in being tested. Thumbs up."

"Went for a COVID test (walk in, no appointment) after experiencing symptoms. People at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Paperwork was filled out on my smartphone in my car (also signed on Solv APP) Easy enough. APP gave me a wait time and a list of people in front of me (initials only), which updated with a tap of the refresh button. Once inside I found everything to be clean and organized. Dr. and staff all did what they needed to do. I'm overall thrilled with how it went........ and I'm a guy that doesn't DO doctor visits."

"Long wait but that’s to be expected for a rapid COVID test right after New Years and Christmas. The live wait list feature in the Solv app is amazing I was able to see how many people were in front of me. I went home after seeing there were 68 people in front of me and drove back when I saw there were about 10 in front of me to wait. When they called me to come in I went right in got the test and the results on a printed sheet within 5 minutes. Literally just five minutes. So all in all it was a good experience and I’d recommend them."

"I was throughly impressed by how organized and friendly the staff was! It was my first time getting a COVID test so I was nervous, but I was greeted so kindly and was given a simple and clear explanation on the process. The staff was incredibly nice and I felt comfortable the entire time. The website used to make the appointment was very easy to use. One recommendation to the website would be to allow the user to mark multiple options under the "race" category :). Also, everytime you refresh the page, there would be different time slots available each time. I don't know if this was a glitch, or people just cancelling their appointments a lot though."

"My husband and I went to get our Rapid COVID TEST. Everything was quick went 10 minutes before our appointment called and the gentleman told us to pull curbside. He was very nice explained everything to us and we were done in less than 15 minutes!! Told us he would call us within 30 minutes. LOVED THE SERVICE!! Only thing I didn’t like was how long the virtual consultation took but once we met the physician she was very nice and was able to get my husband and I together. Very helpful!! Thank you!!😄"

"The person who administered my COVID test, Noel, was so kind and so gracious and so helpful. It really took the “sting” out of the experience. Such a gold-standard professional. Also, this testing site was set up in the parking lot of a school I believe, and it was a cold rainy morning. I felt very concerned about the health and safety of the people working there. Maybe more heaters for them? Snacks for them? A coffee machine for them? Just a thought"

"A longer Wait time is expected due to everyone wanting their COVID tests. However the line moves at a steady pace and it’s not too bad. The staff are always helpful and friendly. The place always looks clean. My husband and I have been here three times for our COVID tests. we feel safe and also trust them to have our tests back in time compared to a few other places we’ve been. Highly recommend."

"The wait time was terrible because it was New Year’s Day and very few clinics were open that day. But the staff was great! In fact I live in Folsom and I would travel to Slidell again because of the way me and my niece were treated. From the initial phone call to see if they had COVID test to us actually having the test done everything was perfect except the wait. It was a great experience!"

"I booked an appointment for a rapid results COVID test. I was attended to very quickly and received results in 20 minutes. My only issue was I couldn’t locate the self-pay cost anywhere and couldn’t find a phone number to have my question answered. Otherwise, all was great. Staff was efficient and friendly."

"I booked an appointment for a rapid results COVID test. I was attended to very quickly and received results in 20 minutes. My only issue was I couldn’t locate the self-pay cost anywhere and couldn’t find a phone number to have my question answered. Otherwise, all was great. Staff was efficient and friendly."