Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 has changed our lives. There are limits and restrictions on many activities and in some cases, you may need to be tested for COVID-19 before you can travel or attend certain events. Over the last year, testing for COVID-19 has evolved and tests are available to everyone who needs a test. At Arcadia Wellness Center in Phoenix, we offer same-day, rapid COVID-19 testing that can be beneficial for our clients in many ways.
If you know you have been exposed or you have one or more symptoms of COVID-19, you want to know as soon as possible whether you have the virus. Early detection can help you avoid spreading the disease to those in your lives. With rapid COVID-19 testing, you do not need to wait days to find out if you have the virus, which can lead to a higher chance of spreading the disease – we can tell you if your test is positive in about 10 minutes.
Peace of Mind Before or After Events
If you are planning to see family or friends, or you attended a larger event, rapid testing can give you peace of mind. Rapid testing before you visit someone who is at high risk for COVID-19 complications is wise. This can alert you if you may have the virus but are asymptomatic, protecting a loved one from possible exposure. Taking the test after an event can ensure you were not unknowingly exposed and prevent further spread of the virus.
Testing Before and After Travel
The CDC recommends that individuals test for COVID-19 1-2 days before they travel and 3-5 days after they return. Rapid COVID-19 testing is less invasive and gives you quick results, which is beneficial for those who have to travel frequently. If you are traveling to certain locations, it may be required to obtain a negative COVID test before you can fly. In most cases, you can use rapid testing to meet these requirements.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or you need a test before an event, come see us at Arcadia Wellness Center. We offer safe and accurate rapid COVID-19 testing with same-day results at our clinic in Phoenix.