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6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 916066150 Laurel Canyon Blvd
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
4.67(49 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Noho West - 6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Great medical personnel, friendly, caring & knowledgeable.

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4550 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914034550 Van Nuys Blvd
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
  • Jun 16Closed
4.52(75 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Sherman Oaks - 4550 Van Nuys Blvd
Made my appointment on the App super easy when I got there got signed in right away filled out some information and got check right away they also sent my prescription to my nearest pharmacy!

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14614 Victory Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9141114614 Victory 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.81(174 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Visit Health Urgent Care, Van Nuys - 14614 Victory Blvd
Thank you for taking care of my finger! I was so worry about start swelling my finger on weekend. However your office  open on Sunday . Thank you thank you thank you…

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8731 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900358731 W Pico Blvd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.82(576 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

Highly Rated

PM Pediatric Urgent Care, LA Westside CA - 8731 W Pico Blvd
Always a good experience. The staff is amazing. Very clean. The doctors and nurses are professional and caring. Love this place!!!!
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9335 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 913249335 Reseda Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.81(5.7k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Valley Urgent Care, Northridge - 9335 Reseda Blvd, Northridge
Been having a ringing in my ear for the past 3 days and my Primary provider didn’t have anything available until Monday  found them online was able to complete the check in process online , they weren’t able to help my issue as I was told I need to see an ear specialist.But the care is as great and the wait time was minimal great location lots of parking

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4700 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900194700 W Pico Blvd
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.33(55 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Los Angeles - Midtown Crossing - 4700 W Pico Blvd
The nurse practitioner was able to help me. She was professional and friendly.

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13365 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9006613365 Washington Blvd
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
4.14(43 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Marina Del Rey - Washington Blvd - 13365 Washington Blvd
Having been to other urgent care clinics, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was accommodated! Everyone was very personable and the doctor explained my condition very well. Now, I won't go anywhere else.

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2813 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 900312813 N Broadway
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.4(5 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Lincoln Heights Urgent Care - 2813 N Broadway, Los Angeles

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5995 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 913675995 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.89(37 reviews)
Everyone was very helpful. I booked the appointment the night before for 9 o’clock when they open. I got right in and Dr. Emanuel came in. He was very thorough and answered all my questions and prescribe medication for me. I have been to urgent care a few times before and everyone is always so wonderful. I would recommend urgent care. I have insurance that covers everything. That was not a worry for me! I had booked my appointment the night before online.

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4847 Petit Ave, Los Angeles, CA 914364847 Petit Ave
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 - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elite Urgent Care, Encino - 4847 Petit Ave

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2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900262110 Sunset Blvd
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
4.15(33 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Echo Park - 2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Dr. Colin & PT/PA Lauren? Were wonderful. Appt was at 4:15pm, 10/31z. Kudos to staff on duty.

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21835 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9136421835 Ventura Blvd
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
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.2(54 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Woodland Hills - 21835 Ventura Blvd
my son needed a physical, scheduling was a breeze.   the reminders were perfect, the experience over all was so easy and accommodating   thank you!

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8900 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 902328900 Venice Blvd.
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
4.48(60 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Culver City Ivy Station - 8900 Venice Blvd.
Fast quick and convenient. I needed a sport’s physical I was in and out. Nice staff and Doctors

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600 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101600 E Colorado Blvd
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
4.45(98 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Pasadena - 600 E Colorado Blvd
easy to make an appointment no wait. quick easy results and diagnosis.

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11806 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060111806 Whittier Blvd
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
4.95(42 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Whittier  - 11806 Whittier Blvd
First time here and everyone was super friendly and the facility is really clean. I decided to come here due to symptoms of a sinus infection. I love how easy it was to make an appt, especially same day! I also saw a sign that they take walk ins. Overall great experience!

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3849 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 911073849 E Foothill Blvd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.89(255 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Pasadena CA - 3849 E Foothill Blvd
Love the convenience of making appointments online. I’ve been there twice now and both times the staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. And the place is kept impeccably clean.
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12472 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060212472 Washington Blvd
Open until 5:00 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
  • Jun 14 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.67(2.1k reviews)
AME Medical Group, Whittier I Urgent Care - 12472 Washington Blvd, Whittier
Staff sent my prescription to the wrong pharmacy

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3032 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 904033032 Wilshire Blvd
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
4.31(36 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Santa Monica - 3032 Wilshire Blvd
Very quick service, and great care! Great communication and I felt in good hands.

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15141 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060315141 Whittier Blvd
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
4.48(568 reviews)
AME Medical Group, Whittier II Urgent Care - 15141 Whittier Blvd
I was in and out, I loved that I was seen quickly. The Dr. and staff were very friendly.

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2010 E Carson St, Long Beach, CA 908072010 E Carson 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
4.35(94 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Long Beach, Carson St. - 2010 E Carson St
was quick, the np who treated me Enrico was pleasant and know what he is doung.

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Recent Strep Test Reviews (4)

I came in because I was having cold/flu/virus symptoms and requested to be tested for COVID, strep, flu, etc. They told me I could only be tested for COVID and if I was negative, then I would need to come back and pay for an entire second appointment. I tested negative for COVID. After paying to come back a second time, the receptionist was very short with me and seemed to not care. However once being sat in a room, the nurse and doctor were extremely kind and friendly. I ended up testing positive for strep throat instead of COVID, and the doctor was very helpful with prescriptions etc. In hindsight I’m not sure if the receptionist was following COVID protocol, or just trying to rip me off and get me to leave. (Once again staff behind the doors was kind and helpful)

- Verified patient on 8/7

AFC has to be the best urgent care experience I’ve ever had. Their process was fast, efficient and so friendly and courteous. Because of Covid every place wouldn’t let me come and get a strep test because they were so afraid I had Covid. They were the only place that used logic and organized a telemedicine appt to talk to me and realized I didn’t have Covid and let me come and did a strep test at my car so I didn’t even have to go inside. Thank you AFC for all your and your common sense

- Verified patient on 3/7

Same say walk in COVID test on 8-10 @ 6:00 pm was lovely. Though the sign said no walk ins accepted, the receptionist welcomed me with a smile and warm mood as she took my information with the registration form. The two nurses who tested me were awesome. Kind, quick, and kept me felt cared for since they recommended me to check for strep throat with my symptoms after my friend recently also got strep throat. Great service and would recommend anyone to attend.

- Verified patient on 8/11

This was my first visit to First Health Medical Center. I was desperately looking for an urgent care that could treat what I know now was acute strep throat. The physician was very thorough and very friendly. I did not feel like I was being rushed out like one feels with many doctors. I will definitely come here the next time I need to be seen unexpectedly.

- Verified patient on 10/9

California Strep Tests

Strep tests are frequently used to determine if you have group A or group B strep. Group A strep is a bacteria that causes strep throat, which is a sore throat illness. The bacteria Group B strep is found in the vaginal area, as well as the digestive and urinary tracts, but it rarely produces symptoms.

If you have signs of strep throat, such as a painful throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, and enlarged lymph nodes, your doctor may request a strep A test. A rapid strep test or a regular strep test can both be used to identify Strep A, and both are done in the same way.

You will be asked to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide during a strep A test. The healthcare professional will use a tongue depressor to gently keep your tongue down while taking a tissue sample from the back of your throat with a lengthy swab. The strep A test is quick and painless, but it may cause some discomfort. The fast strep test yields results in minutes, while the normal test takes one to two days.

Only women who are 36 to 37 weeks pregnant are routinely tested for strep B. Group B strep can be transferred to a baby when it travels through the birth canal since it lives in the vaginal and rectum. The strep B test can be done with a swab or a urine sample.

You or your doctor will use a cotton swab to gather tissue and fluid samples from your vaginal and rectum during a strep B swab test. Your doctor will ask you to urinate into a sterile cup for a strep B urine test. Your sample will then be sent to a laboratory for additional investigation, with findings arriving in one to two days.

If your strep test is positive, your doctor will work with you to determine the best course of action. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat strep A and strep B infections. Antibiotics are routinely given through an IV line to a mother with strep B during delivery to prevent the infection from spreading to her baby.

Strep Test FAQs

  • How long does a strep test take?

    A strep test typically takes only a few minutes. The strep A test is performed with a throat swab, while the strep B test is performed with a cotton swab or a urine sample. Depending on the procedure utilized, your healthcare professional can tell you how long your strep test will take.

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

    Adults rarely have signs or sickness from Group B strep, but it can be harmful for newborn babies. Antibiotics are routinely administered to women who test positive for group B strep during pregnancy to prevent the infection from being transmitted to the baby as it travels through the birth canal. Antibiotics are not required for women with group B strep who are having a scheduled Cesarean section since the baby will not be exposed to the germs in the birth canal.

  • How much does a strep test cost in California?

    The cost of a strep test is determined by a number of factors, including provider rates, the type of test (throat swab, vaginal swab, or urinalysis), geographic region, and whether or not your health plan covers this treatment. The easiest method to find out how much a strep test will cost is to get an estimate from your health insurance company or the step test company.

  • Does insurance cover strep testing in California?

    Most health insurance plans will pay the cost of strep testing, especially if your doctor believes the test is medically required based on your symptoms and current health situation. To discover more about your coverage and benefits, contact your insurance carrier directly, or ask your strep testing provider if they can run a complimentary insurance benefits check on your behalf.

  • How do they test for strep throat in California?

    The strep A test can be used to diagnose strep throat. Your healthcare provider will first ask you to lean back in your chair and open your mouth wide. Then they'll take a tissue sample from the back of your throat with a long cotton swab. The quick strep A test and the normal strep A test both use this testing procedure.

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

    The quick test for strep A offers results in 10 to 20 minutes, whereas the usual test for strep A takes 24 to 48 hours. The results of a strep B test are usually available within 24 to 48 hours. You can get a better indication of when you should expect your findings from your doctor or the strep test provider.

  • What is a rapid strep test?

    Only group A strep can be diagnosed with a fast strep test. Antigens are substances that cause an immunological response, and this test looks for them. A rapid strep test gives you results in minutes rather than days, and it's done the same manner as a regular strep test. Using a throat swab as a test.

  • How accurate is the rapid strep test?

    A reliable result can be obtained using a quick strep test. If the fast test results are negative and the patient is suffering many symptoms of strep throat, some clinicians may order a traditional strep A test. A normal throat culture test for strep A is more accurate than a quick test for strep A, but it takes longer to get the results.

  • Where should I get a strep test in California?

    Many healthcare practitioners, including your primary care physician and urgent care clinics, can administer strep testing. If you're pregnant, a specialist like a midwife or an OB-GYN may do the strep B test for you or send you to a lab that does. You can also use Solv to identify a lab in your neighborhood that offers high-quality strep tests and schedule a same-day appointment.

  • How can I book a strep test through Solv?

    Enter "strep test" or "strep throat" into the Search area on our webpage, then choose your location from the dropdown menu. Solv will provide you a list of top-rated strep testing providers in your region. Find the physician you wish to see, then click "Call now" to schedule a strep test appointment, or go to the provider's profile for more information.

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