The most recent Omicron COVID symptoms can seem like the common cold. If you’re experiencing a sore throat, cough, runny nose or a headache, please stay home and seek care through MemorialCare’s 24/7 Virtual Urgent Care. If they determine you need testing, they can help arrange for convenient, drive-through testing.
If you have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the CDC recommends the following actions:
Due to limited testing resources, MemorialCare is focusing our limited testing on those patients for whom the test result will alter treatment recommendations. Generally, this means patients currently experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. These symptoms can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. A positive test does not change the course of the illness, as there is no treatment for COVID-19 and it is not unusual for the test to return as negative before symptoms start despite an infection.
Both LA County and Orange County Public Health have expanding testing capacity, please see the links below for information about testing locations for patients without symptoms. If you elect to be tested without symptoms, please continue to take caution even if you receive a negative result. And remember, for the most accurate test results, if you have been exposed to the virus, it is recommended that you wait five days before being tested.
CA website lists testing locations.
sponsored by Latino Health Access, offers free testing every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at 450 W. 4th St., Santa Ana.
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