Diagnostics Testing for Strep Throat, Mono, And Flu | Urgent Med Network
If you think you have strep throat, mono, or the flu, the walk-in clinics that make up the UrgentMED Network are here to help. With 15 locations throughout Los Angeles, and dozens of doctors on-site, we can get you in, test you, and get you back to your life in less than 30 minutes. And with affordable payment options and financing available, you don’t even need insurance. Find out more about our testing options below.
Strep Throat Testing
Strep throat (Streptococcal pharyngitis) is an infection in the rear of your throat, caused by a certain type of bacteria. If you’ve got a fever, headache, nausea, and a scratchy or sore throat, you may have strep, particularly if you notice a rash or discoloration in the back of your throat. Strep throat is contagious and can spread when someone sneezes or coughs.
UrgentMED’s network of 15 walk-in clinics can help you get the testing and treatment you need. Using a simple, non-invasive throat culture, we can detect the presence of strep throat, and help you understand your treatment options, and how to resolve your strep throat as quickly as possible.
Our testing centers deliver fast results, and you can typically get antibiotics and other medication on-site. Our walk-in clinics are a one-stop-shop for strep testing – you can get everything you need in under an hour.
Mononucleosis, or mono for short, is a type of infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It often lasts 2 to 4 weeks or longer, with symptoms that include fever, tiredness, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.
Mono is the most common in teens and children but can affect people of any age. With a short physical exam and a few quick tests, the doctors at UrgentMED can diagnose this infection, and help you get the treatment you need, to recover.
While mono is uncomfortable, it is very rarely serious or life-threatening. However, proper diagnosis is still recommended, as some of the symptoms of mono are also shared with meningitis, which can be a life-threatening disease.
Based on your diagnosis, you may be given a corticosteroid such as Prednisone, but most people have their cases of mono resolved without requiring any prescription medication.
*Mono testing is not available at all locations.
Influenza can be life-threatening to children, older adults, and anyone who has a weakened immune system. If you think that you have the flu, or someone in your family is showing symptoms of the flu or has been sick for a few days and is not getting better, a flu test may be required. We’ll perform a few simple tests, like an upper respiratory swab, and confirm your diagnosis.
After your test, we can provide you with prescription medication to treat your symptoms. If they are severe, and advice on how to recover, and treat your symptoms. While the flu is never pleasant, you’ll be able to make sure that you and your family stay safe by getting a flu test from UrgentMED.
*Flu testing is not available at all locations.
Get the Urgent Care You Need at UrgentMED– Everywhere in Southern California!
With 15 locations all across Los Angeles and Southern California, the walk-in clinics that make up the UrgentMED Network make it easy for you to get the strep throat testing, mono testing, and flu testing services you need. With free parking, no appointment required, and a team of highly-skilled doctors, we can provide you with convenient, fast, and reliable care.
So, don’t wait, and don’t suffer from a sickness or injury without the help you need. You can give us a call now, or just walk into one of our care centers to get the treatment you need – fast!