Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Toluca Lake, CA
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COVID-19 services offered in Toluca Lake, CA

When you’re worried about COVID-19, getting fast answers is essential. At Premiere Medical Center in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the internal medicine specialists offer PCR testing and lab facilities on-site so you can get test results as soon as possible. If you need a COVID-19 test, call the office or book your appointment online now!

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 usually causes flu-like symptoms, with common ones including: 

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose 
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

COVID-19 severity can range widely from one person to the next. Older people and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to experience severe and life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms. 

When might I need COVID-19 testing?

There are several situations in which you might need COVID-19 testing. If you experience possible symptoms of COVID-19, you can schedule a test at Premiere Medical Center anytime. You may also need to test for the flu at the same time. 

If you’re exposed to COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms, speak to a medical provider at the office for guidance. Generally, it’s advised that you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and take a COVID-19 test after day five. 

If you’re planning to travel, for example, on a cruise or international flight or attend a large event that requires testing, you can schedule your COVID-19 test shortly before the event. Usually, events require you to test within 48 hours. 

Your vaccination status may influence the timing of your testing. 

How does COVID-19 testing work? 

Premiere Medical Center provides polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 testing in the office. PCR testing is simple: Your provider inserts a swab just inside your nose or deeper inside your nasal cavity to gather mucus. 

The lab then checks the sample for genetic material from the virus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test can tell whether you currently have COVID-19 and may also detect prior infection. 

When will I get my COVID-19 test results?

Because Premiere Medical Center performs COVID-19 testing on-site, you get the fastest possible results. Generally, you get your COVID test results within a few hours to a few days. 

Whether you’re planning a trip, you suspect you have COVID-19, or you need to test for another reason, Premiere Medical Center provides the safe, reliable, and fast testing you need. Call the office or click the online appointment maker to book your test now.