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Symptoms and Testing

Symptoms and Testing

11/06/2020 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO COVID-19 TESTING

As cases surge, COVID-19 tests are limited across the state. Some clinics have caps on the number of tests that may be performed daily. For these reasons, walk-in appointments for COVID-19 testing are strongly discouraged.

I HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

  • Schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test, either online or over the phone. Walk-in patients may not be able to receive same-day testing without an appointment.
  • Upon scheduling, your appointment may take place five (5) days from exposure, which is when test results have the best chance of accuracy.

I DON'T HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS


Reported symptoms can range from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your provider to let them know your symptoms and situation, prior to visiting any Ogden Clinic facility.

How can I be tested for COVID 19?

Patients who are suspected by a healthcare provider after a clinical evaluation to have COVID -19, will receive a laboratory order to have the test at a drive through testing facility in the community. These orders are only given when medically necessary and is at the discretion of a healthcare provider.

Can I just get a test to make sure I don’t have COVID-19

No. Testing for COVID-19 is currently limited to those patients who meet medically necessary criteria. This criteria must be determined by a healthcare provider during a medical evaluation.

Should I schedule an appointment to be checked for COVID-19 even though I don’t have any symptoms?

Testing is only recommended for individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, have had known contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who have traveled to specific locations identified by the CDC.

Is a COVID-19 antibody test available?

Ogden Clinic offers a Coronavirus IgG test through LabCorp. Please be aware that this test is not specific to COVID-19 will not confirm immunity to COVID-19 (no antibody test can currently provide certainty of immunity to COVID-19). However, it can help patients identify if he/she may have been exposed to the illness and recovered. The antibody test is a blood draw available at one of our nine urgent care clinics for $40 per test. It is usually not covered by insurance. If you’re interested in receiving an antibody test, please schedule an appointment.