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10605 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, CA 9213110605 Scripps Poway Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • May 25 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.83(4.7k reviews)
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MD Today Urgent Care, Scripps Ranch - 10605 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego
Great everyone was professional and caring.  Would recommend them for sure
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3830 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 921303830 Valley Centre Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • May 26 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.82(3.3k reviews)
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MD Today Urgent Care, Carmel Valley - 3830 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego
Wonderful, helpful and kind nurse and doctor. Took care of my daughter’s horrible migraine in a very quick manner. Thank you.
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4490 Fanuel St, Pacific Beach, CA 921094490 Fanuel St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.48(173 reviews)
Marque Urgent Care, Pacific Beach - 4490 Fanuel St, Pacific Beach
Excellent staff.   Easy scheduling.  Easy access/parking.  Medications easily available.
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1855 S Centre City Pkwy, Escondido, CA 920251855 S Centre City Pkwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.8(70 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Escondido - 1855 S Centre City Pkwy
Online apt was easy, Brad and Chloe were great for care, friendly, place was clean - would definitely recommend!
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109 S Las Posas Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078109 S Las Posas Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.83(63 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, San Marcos - 109 S Las Posas Rd
Made an appointment but it didn’t help. Wait time was too long. Once I got in I was very satisfied.
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295 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078295 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.68(1.8k reviews)
Carlsbad Urgent Care - San Marcos - 295 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos
I came in on Saturday as a walk in. I was impressed with the ease to check i n. Everyone was very nice. I believe that the dr went over and above. Her name was Navi Gil, I appreciate all that this office did for me. Thank you
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2484 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 920542484 Vista Way
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.89(46 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Oceanside - 2484 Vista Way
This was my first visit and I was very impressed. Clean, friendly and efficient and convenient. I did make an appointment online, which was very easy, but there wouldn’t have been a wait anyway. I definitely recommend. Thank you!
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1628 Palm Ave, San Diego, CA 921541628 Palm Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
5.0(7 reviews)
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South Bay Urgent Care - 1628 Palm Ave, San Diego
I have had many accidents in my life. Been to the ER more than a dozen times for a variety of mishaps, mistakes, and missteps that required medical care and stitches. Never have I experienced the care and kindness I have ever received from any medical care facility as I did by going to South Bay Urgent Care. I hate going to hospitals and try to avoid going at all cost. Unfortunately I sliced one of my fingers half way through and needed stitches. I feel fortunate and lucky enough to have had Isaac Ortega-Endahl, PA-C sew my finger back together. The man has amazing skill sets and should be a surgeon. Thank you Dr. Issac. I truly appreciate your kindness. I didn't realize that I got there close to their closing time and feel grateful to your entire staff that took care of me that night. Kindness is a rare thing in the world today. I'm so thankful that it exists in your staff at South Bay Urgent Care. Truly amazing people.
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4085 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 921224085 Governor Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.0(1 reviews)
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1625 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 920211625 E Main St
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
4.27(2k reviews)
We've been coming here for decades never had a bad experience
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477 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024477 N El Camino Real
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1230 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 921011230 Columbia St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101300 Fir St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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131 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118131 Orange Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
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3900 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 921033900 Fifth Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunClosed
4.48(144 reviews)
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1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 921011380 Harbor Island Dr
Open until 3:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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2121 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 921102121 San Diego Ave
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3864 32nd St, San Diego, CA 921043864 32nd St
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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3222 University Ave, San Diego, CA 921043222 University Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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375 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108375 Camino De La Reina
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Recent COVID-19 Testing Reviews (20)

My experience with the provider during the telehealth visit was excellent. He listened to my concerns and had great bedside manner. The actual staff at AFC who I interacted with to get my covid test were rude and very short with me. Their communication was not clear and I ended up waiting longer than it should have taken.

- Verified patient on 2/2

You are the ONLY travel clearance clinic we would ever use! The NP and the nurse administering the Covid test were the BEST. Both were very pleasant and immediately decreased our anxiety level. Excellent customer service!

- Verified patient on 4/21

Had my first covid test. Was able to get an appointment the next day. Very easy directions to follow. Hope to get the results soon.

- Verified patient on 12/10

Needed a rapid COVID test to be able to spend Xmas with my family, couldn’t chance the regular test turn around time. they were able to see me in one day as opposed to a 3-5 day wait like other clinics

- Verified patient on 12/23

Trying to get a COVID test. Unfortunately after my appointment they couldn’t get me I. Until the next day for the test. I will go somewhere else for the test

- Verified patient on 1/11

I was there for Covid testing other than for quality of the video the doctor called me immediately and we had no trouble proceeding with the reason for the visit

- Verified patient on 1/5

Quick and easy COVID testing. We had to get my 3 year old daughter tested in order to attend an event and Kristen was really good with her and explained what she was going to do so it wasn’t scary.

- Verified patient on 11/14

After booking the wrong kind of appointment for a Covid test I had to reschedule for 4 days from now. They told me they would put me on a cancellation list, we all know what that means…not much. Wrong. I received a call back within 30 minutes that they had a cancellation. The staff is on it and all about helping the patients. Thank you so much MD Urgent Care!!!

- Verified patient on 1/2

Very easy process - filled in forms online, spoke with PA remotely, then drive up to the office for the Covid test. Kristin came out to my car and couldn’t have been more nice. She explained everything to me and guided me through it. Would gladly recommend MD Today Urgent Care.

- Verified patient on 12/11

In order to travel to Canada, I needed to get a (molecular) Covid test. It's a bit tricky because you need to get a negative test result within 72 hours of departure, but you also need the results quickly so that you can log into Canada's system. I searched several test providers but most didn't have availability this past Saturday afternoon. I was able to make an appointment at MD Today Urgent Care for 6:00 PM and it could not have gone smoother or any easier. I appreciated being called prior to the appointment time to clarify which test was most appropriate. They let you self-swab which is always more comfortable. Within 20 minutes of being tested, I was called again with the result - followed by an email. I strongly recommend MD Today Urgent Care. They are located a bit East of I-5 and North of Hwy 56 - just North of San Diego.

- Verified patient on 11/8

This is the 4th time I have used MDToday- twice for urgent care appointments and twice for Covid tests. Staff were always very professional and knowledgeable. Today’s appointment with Michelle was thorough, caring and professional. Jonathan, who administered the test curbside, was also very professional and gave me clear directions and had a positive attitude. I’ll continue to use this office for care in the future.

- Verified patient on 2/16

Covid test protocol of staying in car for testing runs smoothly. Staff is nice. Phone connection/signal for virtual appt is not good, but serves the purpose

- Verified patient on 1/13

The physician who did my virtual appt was very friendly, however the man who actually did my covid test was very rude, terrible bedside manner. I understand it’s probably been busy but his overall demeanor was very off-putting. The one star for bedside manner and staff friendliness only apply to him. Again virtual appt was great 👍

- Verified patient on 12/6

This is my first time coming here for a drive up Covid test for myself and my daughter. The process was quick and painless! I would recommend this caregiver to anyone who needs a Covid test!

- Verified patient on 10/11

Our covid testing was quick and easy! Our nurse, Kristen, was friendly, efficient and took care of myself, my husband and our 3 small children quickly. All in all a great experience.

- Verified patient on 11/30

I came in for a Covid test. The test was quick and it was curbside! The provider was friendly and proficient! The entire process took about 15 minutes from checkin to when I was driving away.

- Verified patient on 1/2

Got in for a Covid test right away since I had been exposed. Had a visit from a PA who was great and the tech who did the test was extremely efficient and explained everything she was doing. 2 thumbs up!

- Verified patient on 8/18

I liked having the opportunity to have a video appointment and then curbside Covid test without having to go in the office.

- Verified patient on 1/11

Stevie was kind and fast! Everyone. From the receptionist to Daphne on teleheath to the covid test by Stevie was efficient with no waiting!!

- Verified patient on 3/17

I needed a quick COVID test and the staff was super helpful, responsive and professional. The results came back quickly and I was called with results within 20 minutes. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 12/7

San Diego COVID Testing & Rapid Testing

Types of COVID Tests

There are two types of coronavirus tests (COVID-19 tests) available, those that can test for a current infection (viral test) and those that can test for a past infection (antibody test).

Viral COVID testing can be done in a few different ways, the most common being nose swabs, but saliva tests are becoming more popular. Some tests are processed out on-site and can provide results in as little as 30 minutes. These are called rapid COVID tests. The majority of tests, on the other hand, are collected at the clinic on-site and then submitted to off-site labs for processing. Results can take up to 2-3 days to arrive. 

Antibody testing looks for a past infection and may not reveal if you have an active COVID-19 infection because antibodies can take up to three weeks to form in your body. The presence of COVID antibodies may help to prevent you from becoming infected with the same virus again; but, because the clinical understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, it's unclear how long that protection will continue.

Who should get tested for current infection

The CDC currently defines four instances where COVID testing is recommended:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  2. If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you have been vaccinated, or tested positive in the past 3 months and not experiencing symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
  3. If you are unvaccinated and participated in high-risk activities where distancing is not an option. This could include travel, large social or mass gatherings, crowded indoor settings, etc.
  4. If you have been referred to get a COVID test by your healthcare provider or local health department. 

How is testing done for COVID-19?

Most COVID tests are collected by a nasal swab. A member of the medical team puts a swab inside your nose for a few seconds on each side to collect the sample. After that, the samples are packaged according to CDC guidelines and tested on-site or transported to a facility for testing. The lab will test samples for the presence of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID infection and either your care provider or the lab will notify you with the results as soon as they are available.

PCR vs Antigen Testing

Viral COVID tests are available as molecular and antigen tests. The molecular test, also known as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, usually delivers results within a few days since most of these tests are sent to offsite labs for analysis. The average turnaround time for PCR test results is 48 hours, but in some instances may be significantly longer due to backlogs related to insufficient lab volume and capacity. Antigen tests are also known as rapid tests and have an average turnaround time of between 15 to 30 minutes.

Both PCR and rapid COVID tests can be used to test people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, those who were close contacts to COVID-19, and those without COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in a high-risk setting (such as a nursing facility); or those individuals who are identified as part of outbreak detection and response. The rapid COVID test is also recommended for the screening of residents or healthcare workers at skilled nursing facilities along with a PCR confirmation, and for repeat screening for the early detection and prevention of outbreaks in congregate settings (such as schools, workplaces, and prisons).

COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. To reduce the risk of facing extra costs related to COVID testing, ask your primary care doctor to recommend a free COVID test site, and confirm there are no charges or fees for the test that are not covered by your insurance plan. Additionally, avoid getting a COVID test at a hospital or free-standing emergency room, as these facilities may charge fees for COVID testing and related services.

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

  • How much does COVID testing cost in San Diego?

    In many cases, COVID testing can be free. Many state and local health departments continue to offer free testing to community residents as part of their response to the pandemic. In other cases, commercially insured patients, or those on Medicare or Medicaid, may receive testing at no out of pocket cost, or with a nominal office visit copay. For cash paying patients, or those that need rapid COVID testing which will deliver results in under an hour, COVID tests can range from $50 to $150 each. It is best to call your healthcare provider prior to getting tested to better understand the cost of the specific test you require.

  • Where can I get free COVID testing in San Diego?

    COVID testing is available for free under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes testing for those without health insurance. Check with your San Diego-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.

  • Where can I get COVID testing in San Diego?

    COVID testing is available at many outlets near San Diego including urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care offices, health departments, and more. Different venues will have different types of tests available, many at different price points. Some testing sites are allowing walk-in patients, however, many are still requiring some degree of advance booking to control patient volume.

  • Where can I get a rapid COVID test in San Diego?

    Rapid testing—both PCR (molecular) and antigen tests—is offered through many San Diego-area urgent care centers and physician offices, usually at an additional cost ranging from $50 up to $150 per test. Usually this will allow you to get results back in under an hour, and require advanced booking through the provider. However, if you can wait 24 hours for your results, many labs are turning around send-out lab tests in that time frame, which could save you some money.

  • How to make an appointment for COVID testing in San Diego?

    Same-day and next day appointments for COVID testing in San Diego 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.

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

    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.

  • Do I need a COVID test if I have been vaccinated?

    Even if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, experts believe that you should be tested yourself, particularly if you are experiencing cold and flu symptoms commonly aligned with the coronavirus.

  • How long does COVID testing take?

    Getting a COVID test is quick. Most tests are done with a nasal swab, which takes less than a minute to swab both nostrils. Depending on where you get your COVID test, this means you could be in and out of the testing site in as little as 10-15 minutes. During busy times—particularly around holidays—testing sites may be busier than usual and wait times may be longer.

  • How long does it take to get COVID test results in San Diego?

    Most labs are returning send-out molecular (PCR) COVID test results within 24-48 hours of the test. Some sites take longer, so call and ask if the reason for the test is proof for travel. Rapid COVID tests are processed on-site and are able to deliver results in under an hour, sometimes in as little as 15 min.

  • Do COVID tests detect the Delta variant and Omicron variant?

    Regular COVID tests are able to detect both the Delta variant and Omicron 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. Since the treatment is the same for any variant, it is not clinically useful to an individual patient to know whether the infection was caused by a variant or not.

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