AFC Urgent Care Malden performs COVID-19 diagnostic swab testing on patients after undergoing a telemedicine screening with center staff. COVID-19 is a virus that affects the upper respiratory system that has quickly spread worldwide, with over 100,000 cases reported in Massachusetts since the beginning of 2020. Because of the young age of the virus, which was previously undiscovered until the end of 2019, many details are still being researched about the extent of symptoms as well as a vaccination against it. The swab test is the most effective way to reach a diagnosis. AFC Urgent Care Malden performs testing seven days a week by appointment only.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Constant dry cough
- Fever over 102 F
- Recent loss of taste and/or smell
- Chest congestion
- Shortness of breath
- Aches and pains
Symptoms may vary from case to case and range from mild to severe. Many positive cases of COVID-19 have appeared in patients who have not exhibited any symptoms at all. The most effective way to avoid contact with the virus is by continuing to follow local and state health and safety guidelines, including maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask or protective face covering in public areas, washing your hands frequently and staying home as much as possible.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Swab Testing & Telemedicine in Malden, MA
If you have been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus, please call AFC Urgent Care Malden to set up a telemedicine screening and an appointment for testing. Appointments and screenings are accepted seven days a week. To schedule, please call 781-322-7300.