COVID-19 Diagnostic Swab Testing

AFC Urgent Care New Bedford is performing COVID-19 diagnostic swab testing on asymptomatic and symptomatic patients seven days a week. COVID-19 is a relatively new virus that affects the upper respiratory system, with a range of symptoms. The most effective way of diagnosing an active case of COVID-19 is by performing a swab of the lower nasal cavity. AFC Urgent Care New Bedford offers the rapid swab test and can provide you with your results the same day as your test. No appointments are required for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms may vary from case to case. Some patients exhibit severe symptoms, while others feel minor discomfort similar to a cold and others still are entirely asymptomatic. Because the virus is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person or surface and through community spread, it is important to continue observing local and state health and safety regulations. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Dry, constant cough
  • High fever of over 102 F
  • Shortness of breath
  • Recent loss of smell and/or taste
  • Full body aches and headaches
  • Chest congestion

COVID-19 Swab Diagnostic Testing in New Bedford, MA

If you have been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, visit AFC Urgent Care New Bedford today! All major insurances are accepted, including MassHealth. For questions, please call 508-990-1900.