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411 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610411 Grand Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.38(55 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Oakland - 411 Grand Ave
Nurse Wing was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, considerate and compassionate. Support staff excellent as well.

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2690 5th St, Alameda, CA 945012690 5th St
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.42(48 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda Landing - 2690 5th St
Excellent experience. The provider was thorough and explained everything very well. All of the staff I interacted with were professional and pleasant.

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2671 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 945012671 Blanding Ave
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
4.62(45 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda, Bridgeside Center - 2671 Blanding Ave
Wait time was good, got in at 1:40pm for my 1:30pm appointment. Staff was friendly and explained things to me. I did kind of get the impression that they were tired of me because I was trying to ask clarifying questions to make sure that later on I will not be thinking about the questions I was afraid to ask :P. It’s very easy for me to just accept what I’m told, and not ask anything, but I’m trying to learn to advocate for myself because it seems like that’s what is needed in healthcare. But I could tell they were definitely getting tired of me asking my dumb questions and just repeating answers they already gave because I was obviously didn’t hear it the first time. I probably need to work on my communication skills because I don’t feel like either of us felt like we were getting through to the other person. It felt like we both felt like we knew what the other person was saying and that they just weren’t willing to hear it.

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3095 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947053095 Telegraph Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.67(6 reviews)
Instant Urgent Care, Berkeley - 3095 Telegraph Ave
I am a patient with Medicare insurance. They accepted my insurance with out any problems or issues. They were able to verify and complete all of my paperwork quickly and efficiently. I was able to book an appointment online and when I arrived, I was in and out within 30 minutes!!! The staff was very friendly and the provider was very patient and knowledgeable about my issues. I recommend them with confidence in their abilities to help you.

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2920 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947052920 Telegraph 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.19(59 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Berkeley - 2920 Telegraph Ave
First time here. Clinician had a clear plan for aleviating my issue.

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1080 Monroe St, Albany, CA 947061080 Monroe St
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
4.72(83 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Albany - 1080 Monroe St
I couldn’t ask for better care than I received.

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1390 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021390 Market St
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
4.5(24 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Civic Center - 1390 Market St
Always far exceeds expectations.

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1998 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021998 Market St
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
4.2(35 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Castro - 1998 Market St
Dr Fitzpatrick was thoughtful and attentive and did what tests she could. Her diagnosis of pneumonia was not confirmed by the staff at CPMC, however. It seems I have some sort of infection, maybe more than one—perhaps bronchitis for one. The high pulse rate was due to dehydration. BTW the X-ray copy I took to the hospital was incompatible with its system. Nonetheless I appreciate the care I was given at Carbon.

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3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 945493799 Mount Diablo Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.69(796 reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Lafayette: In-Clinic Visit - 3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thank goodness for the kind people at Stat Med. My 81 year old husband tested positive with a home kit the day before Christmas. Couldn't get into John Muir Health or his doctor. We "walked" into Stat Med and had our test, plus a consult with a doctor, in 2 hours. We applaud their dedication to serve our community!

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2895 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 941312895 Diamond 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
  • 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
4.9(5.6k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Glen Park - 2895 Diamond St, San Francisco
Melanie went out of her way to accommodate my husband and me when we came in to get Covid tests. Due to our unforeseen scheduling error, we didn't have an appointment at that time, but she said we could wait in case she could fit us in between patients, even though they were fully booked. She was able to complete our tests quickly and courteously. We were extremely pleased with the care we received. Thanks, Melanie!

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2131 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 941222131 Irving St
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
4.42(36 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Irving St. - 2131 Irving St
This was probably best urgent care I have ever been to.

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3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 941323251 20th 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.69(54 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Stonestown - 3251 20th Ave
It was great. Friendly, and knowledgeable provider.

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3237 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 945533237 Alhambra Ave
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
  • SunClosed
4.26(31 reviews)
ARCpoint Labs , Martinez - 3237 Alhambra Ave
So quick and easy with an appointment! They had same day appointments available.

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101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925101 Casa Buena Dr
Open until 5:45 pm
  • Mon 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tue 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wed 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thu 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Fri 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunClosed
4.57(715 reviews)
Medical Center of Marin, Corte Madera - 101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera
Wonderful experience. In and out quickly. Dr. was knowledgeable and helpful.

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901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord, CA 94520901 Sunvalley Blvd
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
4.63(1.6k reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Concord: In-Clinic Visit - 901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord
Terrible that’s it takes 2 hrs to check in be tested and be seen…. And this is every time I come here. Today my 1 yr old daughter was being seen and though the service is great… protocol to take your toddler out of the car to check in , wait to be told to go back to the car with your toddler and wait again for tests… and then wait again for test results!! Then be called in to wait again for vitals then wait again for the doctor.., to do all this with a toddler is absolutely impossible that my only complaint

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303 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925303 Corte Madera Town Center
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
4.39(71 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Corte Madera - 303 Corte Madera Town Center
Entire experience was great. Numerous appts available on line. Receptionist, nurse and doctor all were friendly, efficient, and professional. The best Urgent Care facility I have experienced.

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1125 Arnold Dr, Martinez, CA 945531125 Arnold Dr
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.36(22 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Martinez - 1125 Arnold Dr
Close to home. Spotless facility Knowledgeable and kind staff

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2435 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 945832435 San Ramon Valley Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.0(4 reviews)
Instant Urgent Care, San Ramon - 2435 San Ramon Valley Blvd

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46 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 9440346 Hillsdale Mall
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
4.54(65 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, San Mateo - Hillsdale Mall - 46 Hillsdale Mall
Great service great staff thank you for your help God bless you

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1387 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 945101387 E 2nd St
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 - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.85(2.1k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Urgent Care + TeleHealth, Benicia - 1387 E 2nd St
I was seen quickly and problem solved. Thanks. Just walked in and was seen in are minutes.

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Oakland Cholesterol Tests

Cholesterol isn't always a negative thing. It aids in the growth of cells and the production of hormones, among other things. On the other hand, too much cholesterol might be dangerous.

Cholesterol comes from two different places. The liver produces cholesterol, and dietary cholesterol comes from the foods you eat. Cholesterol is found in meat, dairy, and eggs, among other animal products. Foods high in saturated and trans fats may cause your liver to produce more cholesterol than you need, resulting in dangerous cholesterol levels.

High cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, which are two of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. In the United States, approximately 38% of people have high total cholesterol levels. Because high cholesterol has no symptoms, it's critical to have your levels checked to ensure they're within normal ranges. Cholesterol levels in children and teenagers should also be checked.

According to the CDC, those over the age of 20 who have a low risk of cardiovascular disease should get their cholesterol checked every five years. Those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease should have their cholesterol checked more frequently. Other risk factors for heart disease

Fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can help you lower your cholesterol. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and eliminate trans fats from your diet as much as feasible. Trans fats are widely found in store-bought cookies and baked goods, and are labeled as "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" on food labels. Limit your intake of processed foods, especially those heavy in sugar, and consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Increase your physical activity by at least three times per week. Any type of physical activity is useful. Instead of taking the elevator during your lunch break, go for a walk. Aim for at least 10,000 steps per day.

Don't smoke, and drink alcohol only in moderation. Not only will these changes help you lower your cholesterol, but they will also improve your cardiovascular health.

Cholesterol Test FAQs

  • Do I need to see a doctor before getting a cholesterol test in Oakland?

    A cholesterol test is often a simple blood test. While you do not need to see a doctor first, it is a good idea to call your doctor's office and ask about the type of test that will be performed. This is because some cholesterol tests need you to fast before taking them.

  • How much do cholesterol tests cost in Oakland?

    A cholesterol test's price is determined by several factors, including the type of test required, the location where the test is administered, and whether or not you have health insurance. For example, a cholesterol test at a walk-in clinic or drugstore could cost around $100.

  • Does insurance cover cholesterol screening?

    Cholesterol testing is commonly performed as part of a yearly physical exam, which is usually covered by insurance. Your insurance plan, on the other hand, may place limitations on cholesterol testing. They might pay for a cholesterol test every five years, for example. You can find out what your policy covers by calling your insurance carrier or looking at your policy papers.

  • How can you tell if you have high cholesterol without a test?

    High cholesterol has no visible indications or symptoms. The only way to know if you have high cholesterol is to have a blood test. Over the age of 35 and 45, men and women should get their cholesterol levels examined. You may be at risk for high cholesterol if you have a BMI of 30 or more, don't get enough exercise, smoke, drink too much alcohol, or consume too much saturated or trans fat.

  • What can I eat the night before a cholesterol test?

    You should avoid eating or drinking anything other than water the night before your cholesterol test if your doctor has recommended you to fast. If your doctor has not recommended you to fast, you can eat and drink normally. Consult your doctor if you're unsure whether or not you should fast.

  • How long should I fast before a cholesterol test?

    Most people must fast for 9 to 12 hours before taking a cholesterol test. Fasting for at least 12 hours prior to your test will assist ensure that a single meal has no impact on your results. All cholesterol tests do not require fasting, so check with your doctor and make sure you follow their instructions.

  • How do I interpret cholesterol blood test results?

    A cholesterol test measures total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. There may also be triglycerides and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL). Total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol should be low, whereas HDL cholesterol should be high. Inquiring with your doctor for assistance in interpreting your results is always a good idea. High total cholesterol may be caused by a higher HDL level, which is actually good. It's vital to understand how your test findings are broken down.

  • What is a normal cholesterol range?

    The unit of measurement for cholesterol is milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Adults with total cholesterol levels less than 200 mg/dL are generally considered healthy. Blood sugar levels of 240 mg/dL are considered dangerously high. LDL cholesterol levels should be under 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). 160 mg/dL of LDL cholesterol is considered high. HDL levels should be at least 60 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Low HDL levels of 40 mg/dL or below are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

  • How can I book a cholesterol test through Solv?

    With Solv, scheduling a cholesterol test is simple. Simply type "cholesterol" into the search box, and when the cholesterol test option appears, select it. You can choose to use an existing location or create a new one. You'll discover a list of providers in your area, as well as available appointment times, on the next page. To schedule an appointment, select a time and location that is convenient for you and fill out the form.

  • Can I do an at home cholesterol testing in Oakland?

    At-home cholesterol testing are possible, but they aren't necessarily accurate or reliable. Pricking your finger with a lancet and transferring a few drops of blood to a test strip are the most common methods for at-home cholesterol testing. Unfortunately, if these tests aren't done appropriately, they can be inaccurate. Furthermore, they usually only measure total cholesterol, which isn't as useful as knowing how your LDL and HDL cholesterol are distributed. For the best results, have the test performed by a certified healthcare provider.

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